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Author Topic: Third world country health no care - What's in your wallet?  (Read 76 times)
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« on: January 16, 2019, 08:29:15 AM »

"He had set sail from New Orleans on a Mexican vacation with his family just a day before, Fox 16 reported, on the Carnival cruise ship Triumph.

The Mexican coast guard evacuated Kehler to the Amerimed private hospital in Cancun, where the family said admission cost $6,000 and surgery came with a $25,000 price tag. The ship’s doctor had made the arrangements.

"When we didn't have the $25,000 they stopped all of Chase's treatment. They unhooked his IV, they gave him no more medicine," Janie Kehler, Chase's mom, told Fox 16.

Writing on her Facebook page, the mother said they were then “forcibly sent” to a nearby general hospital “in a very dangerous area, with limited services and severe lack of staff” because at 2 a.m. they were unable to front the surgery money immediately as a “guarantee.”

“The Amerimed ambulance workers left Chase sitting in a wheelchair in a hallway filled with people and then just left us there. Every hospital in a third world country you’ve ever seen depicted in a movie was what we were dropped into,” she wrote.

After an hour of waiting “in a filthy hallway in a too-small gown” without being checked or triaged, Kehler decided to take action on behalf of her son, who was by now too ill to fly back to America and seek treatment at home."

"The mother said she had not purchased travel insurance for the cruise."

https://www.newsweek.com/mexico-cruise-ship-passenger-appendicitis-hospital-cancun-1286350
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