Will this person be treated with the dignity and respect offered to a patient in any of our Philadelphia area emergency rooms with (for one among many examples) out of control diabetes? ...their symptoms managed and comfort care provided while awaiting in-patient services or will they be treated as described by another of my Medicaid reliant loved ones:
As I come to know these fine people, they share with me more of their personal and sensitive stories. Their collective story is what I am trying to share with you as my way of breaking the stereotypical beliefs that exist. "Blog names" have occasionally been given to me by the person whose story I am telling. Names are never their actual names and wherever I can do so, I might use the opposite pronoun (his/her, etc.) just to help increase their privacy.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
As I write this, one of my Medicaid reliant loved ones from the streets sits in a crisis center awaiting a bed for detox.