Margaret Figueroa suffers from a rare neurological disease that has led to her undergoing four brain surgeries. She has been in excruciating pain for months, and Obamacare has only added to her misery. Her old insurance was cancelled so she signed up and paid through the New York State exchange. When she went to fill her prescription she was told she wasn’t covered. She also found out that her doctors aren’t covered under her new plan.
Ms. Figueroa’s plight was made public at a press conference with Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) so it is likely the Democrats will investigate her and call her a liar.
“I have been in pain. I’ve been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable. My medication helps me function during the day,” added Ms. Figueroa, who has undergone four brain surgeries for her conditions, which require her to take numerous amounts of medication.
After intervention by Grimm’s office, Ms. Figueroa was able to obtain some of her prescriptions on April 1 for which she had refills.
She takes five different medications several times per day, like morphine for the chronic pain and other medications to help slow the affects of her nerve damage.
But some of her prescriptions had no refills, forcing her to go without them for three months.
And Ms. Figueroa can’t find a doctor who participates in her new plan to write new prescriptions, give her referrals for pain management care, or treat her for her illnesses.
“Even though the insurance company cashed your check, it doesn’t mean it (the policy) has been implemented,” said Grimm. (Read More)
H/T Big Government