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#297542 - 12/20/16 06:29 PM Cheap, chintzy, Republican makes son wait 'til morning to get broken arm fixed
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Cheap, chintzy Republican Congressman Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Michigan) makes son wait until morning to see if hurt arm is broken - because it's less expensive than going to the emergency room:




Kids! If your parents are Republican - just walk the hurt off. Your parents don't want to hear you crying that your body is hurts right now and that your leg bone can be sticking out of your skin, and youíll need to wait (wail and cry all you want, you big baby) while Father Knows Best conducts a cost analysis of whether itís fair to our insurance companies to go to the emergency room to see your body is actually broken.
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#297544 - 12/20/16 06:59 PM Re: Cheap, chintzy, Republican makes son wait 'til morning to get broken arm fixed [Re: pdx rick]
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Remember! These same GOP'ers are the ones that want to 'repeal and replace' Obamacare. coffee
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#297545 - 12/20/16 07:02 PM Re: Cheap, chintzy, Republican makes son wait 'til morning to get broken arm fixed [Re: pdx rick]
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Only problem is that a broken bone IS a serious injury that can kill you: You have a MUCH increased possibility of throwing a fat embolism. That can give you blockages in any organ, including the brain or heart.

Not taking your child with a broken bone to the emergency room is child abuse and he should be dealing with child protective services. Reducing a fracture and splinting it in the field is reserved for cases where you can't get to an ER, like a hiking trip. But as soon as you are finished, you should start getting to medical care.

This Congressman made a terrible decision which is perfect evidence that he should not be permitted to make any medical decisions for anybody ever again.

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#297549 - 12/20/16 09:48 PM Re: Cheap, chintzy, Republican makes son wait 'til morning to get broken arm fixed [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Only problem is that a broken bone IS a serious injury that can kill you: You have a MUCH increased possibility of throwing a fat embolism. That can give you blockages in any organ, including the brain or heart.

Not taking your child with a broken bone to the emergency room is child abuse and he should be dealing with child protective services.
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If he were black he'd be in jail for child abuse - probably get a 10 year sentence. mad
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#297560 - 12/21/16 01:00 AM Re: Cheap, chintzy, Republican makes son wait 'til morning to get broken arm fixed [Re: Ezekiel]
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If he were black he'd be in jail for child abuse


No question about it. At the least, CPS should require his wife have complete control of all medical decisions for the kids.

Other complications of untended fractures are sharp bone fragments cutting arteries with resulting death by exsanguination, and loss of the limb because of interruption of circulation.

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