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I. Am. PISSED.

My roommate just came in cradling her arm and looking a mess, and told me she went to Emmanuel Hospital (Portland) and, after being interrogated and made to spell her name (which is Amy) a bunch of times, was refused treatment when she politely asked them to stop making her respell her name and just treat her already. They actually called security on her and the security people actually escorted her out! She’s reported them, of course, but has to wait until tomorrow to go to the hospital again because she doesn’t have the energy to go out again, nor the money to pay for an ambulance, which in the US (at least our part of it) costs $300. Three hundred dollars just to get an ambulance to the fucking hospital, and the emergency room costs even more. I fucking HATE this fucking country, and its fucked up priorities, and frankly I’m astonished that there hasn’t been a violent fucking uprising yet.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1237159.html
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wizwom
May. 18th, 2014 10:00 am (UTC)
Wow. This is what happens when you have officious administrators shitting on people.
She should have said "what would you do if I was unconscious? Handle it that way if you cannot spell 'Amy'! And if this is a damn cognition test - its my arm, not my head."
kengr
May. 18th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Who needs an ambulance? A *cab* would have done nicely and is considerably cheaper.
crystal_waters
May. 18th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
I would hike it up to Canada if I were as close to you (sadly I am much closer to Mexico).
kengr
May. 19th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
You *do* realize that due to the massive hippie migration of the late 60s and early 70s, it's not that easy to get into Canada except as a tourist?

And they are apparently about to make it a *lot* harder to get citizenship.
fayanora
May. 19th, 2014 01:13 am (UTC)
Can non-residents get treated in Canada? Anyway, not only is it still many hours' drive by car, and I don't have a passport, but also Canadian health care quality and what they will pay for varies greatly by region.
crystal_waters
May. 21st, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
It wasn't really a serious suggestion. Still, I would go if I could for my own reasons. D:
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