I had the experience of having a daughter with a seizure disorder and I knew it. I was on OHP at the time my primary care physician wouldn't listen, I spent a year taking her to the ER once in not twice a month, it took seeing the same ER doctor at Emanuel Hospital for us to get a referral to see a pediatric neurologist. A couple years later we were able to get better health care coverage via my husband's work. We signed on with Kaiser, my daughter had another seizure and we were given a referral instantly to see their pediatric neurologist. The catch is I am now back on OHP but still with Kaiser and I am finding that I'm getting treated as a second class citizen again. I still see the same doctors as I did before but they don't listen and it's much harder to meet my family's health care needs.
I've watch two of my mothers friends die of cancer all because their doctors waited until it was to late to do anything about it. One was misdiagnosed for over a year before the cancer was found and by then it was to late. I see there is something very wrong with health care in this country. I feel like we are on our own.
There really needs to be a major overhaul of the health care system not just so health care is accessible but so people are treated with dignity and respect. Thoughs attitudes I'm afraid are going to have to come from the doctors and nurses them selves and how they view there patients. Part of there attitude towards their patients are do to the insurance companies and their need to make money and not really keep everyone in this country healthy.
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