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Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« on: March 29, 2012, 02:17:14 pm »
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/03/28/woman-is-dragged-from-hospital-and-dies-shortly-after-in-jail-for-not-being-able-to-walk-video/

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A hospital is supposed to be a place where anyone can feel safe and feel as though they will be taken care of. Unfortunately for Anna Brown, this was not the case. Anna went into the hospital seeking treatment for a sprained ankle. Anna also happened to be poor, homeless, and African American. Anna had been to two other hospitals the week in September that she died. But like millions of poor people across the country, she was unable to get adequate care. Brown, of course, was on Medicaid, making it so she would get the minimum level of care. She went to Saint Mary’s Hospital of Saint Louis hoping they would help her as she was in excruciating pain, again from a sprained ankle. Saint Mary’s released her but she refused to leave stating that her ankle hurt so bad she couldn’t stand.

The hospital, however, was not going to help Anna Brown anymore. They instead called the police who arrested Anna for trespassing and wheeled her to the squad car in handcuffs. The doctor had said she was healthy enough for jail. Once she arrived at the jail, she told the police that she could not get out of the car as her ankles were in too much pain. Rather than get a wheelchair, the officers dragged her into the police station. It was then that the officers left her alone lying on the cold concrete floor. Not more than fifteen minutes later, she was found dead on the concrete floor. The officers had originally suspected she was using drugs, but the autopsy report showed she was not. But what the autopsy report showed as her cause of death is enough to sicken even the strongest of stomachs. It turns out Brown was right, that there was something more than a sprained ankle. Her autopsy showed her cause of death was blood clots that started in her leg then moved to her lung.

I remember teabagger rhetoric claiming healthcare would make people die in hospital. What about this?
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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 02:28:03 pm »
Yep.  Our health care system is perfectly fine.  Absolutely fine.  Doesn't need a bit of changing.

Ignore the dead people on the streets, they were just too lazy to get a job so they could get medical treatment.

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 02:30:35 pm »
I remember teabagger rhetoric claiming healthcare would make people die in hospital. What about this?

Sadly, they'd ignore the for-profit hospital and prison and say that government insurance (medicaid) caused it. That's if they'd even care. To them she's black and poor and therefore not "people."

But this is disgusting, hopefully her family sues the hospital and prison for all they're worth. No body should have to suffer like this.  :'(

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 02:50:30 pm »
If she has family at this point.

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 03:02:22 pm »
It's sickening that this sort of thing can happen in a civilized society...

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 07:21:12 pm »
What the fuck?!  Shit like this should not still be allowed to happen in the 21st century.  >:( The hospital and the police need to be held accountable.

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 08:05:06 pm »
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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 08:37:46 pm »
I've only one thing to say to the assholes responsible for this...

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 08:44:27 pm »
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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 09:25:13 pm »
And this is happening in a first world country, where there are more than enough resources to help people like her.

Utterly sickening.
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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2012, 09:45:43 pm »
I remember teabagger rhetoric claiming healthcare would make people die in hospital. What about this?
Well, you see, she didn’t die in the hospital. She died in jail.

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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
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Re: Woman dragged from hospital, jailed, and dies
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