Government insurance drops mom with cancer.

Death panels already happening.


Woman battling a cancer battle was dealt a surprise blow by Uncle Sam this month.

Diana Smith has gone through six months of radiation and chemotherapy -- one week out of every month. She is in remission and had a donor for a transplant; being in remission is prerequisite for the transplant.

But her hopes of receiving the transplant were dashed in March, when she says, the Social Security Administration contacted her –without her soliciting it -- and told her that her three year-old son was entitled to receive Social Security disability payments. Even though she didn't ask for it, she signed the form and received her son's first check check.

In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son's payments – making her ineligible for the insurance program.

The problem is Jackson Memorial Hospital cannot provide the procedure because the risk is too high. The universal policy from Medicaid helps shield the hospital from liability in this kind of case. Without it, they are subject to liability issues.

Even though Smith offered to cancel her son's disability benefits, she was told it's too late.

"She's gone through six months worth of radiation and chemo, her body can't take anymore. If they don't allow her to have this transplant coming up right now next week, they're in effect signing her death warrant," said her friend Tom Noonan.

"I want to live to see my son grow up and get on with my life," Smith told CBS4's Ted Scouten.

As a result of the WFOR CBS 4 report, State Sen. Dave Aronberg is prepared to take action over the weekend. Social Security officials are also looking into the case to make the surgery happen on Tuesday as had been planned.


Oh Well

Get a job that will provide decent healthcare and quit expecting a hand out.

How can you lie like that

and seemingly with a "straight face" too?

What you pass on as fact is actually something you cut and pasted from one of your demogogue fear sources (all of them right wing extreemists, the purveyors of fear tactics galore) is clearly a crock of shit. The legislation has not yet taken effect your flaming asshole liar. Get a life. You have no credibility. Just go away. You bring this site only shame.

LMAO that is all you have

LMAO that is all you have TGIX that is it. Glad to see you have no proof and just insults.

Well so it didn't happen huh

Well so it didn't happen huh TGIX. Yes she finally did get her operation only after pressure was put on the government. Wow TGIX your denile is really just messed up.

Didn't happen

The legislation had not yet taken effect.

What part of that is it that you do not understand?

And you are dead wrong to complain about a partial cure, one that is on the way as soon as possible, one that was blocked for decades by your hero republican'ts, and then you even have the audacity to complain about it doing what you want it to do. Wow.

That's a special kind of stupid you posess there son, a very special kind of stupid.

Oh TGIX please keep the name

Oh TGIX please keep the name calling up. Just goes to show how full of hate speech the democrats really are.


In April, Medicaid canceled her universal health care policy because her income level had risen with her son's payments – making her ineligible for the insurance program.

Oh TGIX what part of that do you not understand. CANCELED. Partial cure? What the hell are you talking about. She was taking chemo and radiation treatments. The government said no sorry you cannot have it no more. Until one brave republican senator stepped in and fixed it.

Oh TGIX you cannot even spin right. I feel sad for you.