Woman shoots herself trying to get medical attention

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  1. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/14/health/main6580984.shtml?tag=mncol;lst;1

    Uninsured and too broke to pay for medical care to treat her painful shoulder injury, a Niles, Mich., woman shot herself in the same shoulder and went to the E.R. in hopes of obtaining free medical care.

    But her plan didn't work out quite the way she had hoped. Last Thursday doctors treated the bullet wound, but instead of fixing her injured shoulder, they gave her some antiinflammatory drugs and sent her home.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    She deserves a Darwin award, not to become the poster child for UHC.
     
  3. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    You're only eligible if you kill yourself in the process. ;)
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'm sure she'll succeed next time.
     
  5. kavika411 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think anyone could have said it better.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    or render yourself unable to procreate in the process. ;)


    this is a sad story though.
     
  7. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Ha! I see what you did there... :cool:
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Stay classy....
     
  9. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    lets see here?

    I Love it!

    I don't even know where to start with this doozy... My favorite aspect is how CBS tried to turn it into a sob story for UHC. Unreal.

    Why do people think we should have to pay for her health care? Remind me again?

    PS We probably paid for the treatment of her gunshot wound injury :mad:
     
  10. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    This woman probably needs some serious mental health care. Perhaps there is something in Obamacare that would cover that.
     
  11. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Yea, health insurance and its prices
     
  12. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Which would be a fantastic place to spend healthcare dollars.
     

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