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Swede forced to fake
stroke to get x-ray

Local [Sweden], by Rebecca Martin

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/3/2012 3:19:57 PM

A Swedish man has reported his local hospital after being forced to fake stroke symptoms to finally get an x-ray, following years of debilitating headaches and high blood pressure. “I have filed a report so that this won’t happen to others,” Mats Johannesson told The Local. (Snip) “I asked for an x-ray but they didn’t think there was enough reason to carry one out,” Johannsesson said. This continued on and off for the next five years. By last summer, Johannesson had gone to hospital by ambulance 47 times. Every time he was sent back by taxi – and without the

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He collapsed and they couldn't take a simple x-ray. I can see this happening under 0bamacare in the near future only in addition you would be arrested and fined if they found out you weren't as ill as you claimed. Note that the x-ray revealed a brain tumor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: masscon, 10/3/2012 3:39:09 PM     (No. 8907249)

Doesn't surprise me a bit. I had several nightmare experiences myself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/3/2012 3:50:31 PM     (No. 8907275)

Good to know, I'll keep this in mind for when I need medical care under Obamacare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: subguru, 10/3/2012 4:27:32 PM     (No. 8907324)

My mom has total coverage at her well-regarded private provider because she's a retired former employee.

She nevertheless exaggerates whatever her problem is to get them to move on it because she says that's how it works. (She's never had to fake a stroke, god forbid.)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/3/2012 4:51:57 PM     (No. 8907376)

I did have a brain tumor and went to the doctor and he ordered an MRI RIGHT NOW. I was then transferred to a neurosurgeon and we were in the hospital and being operated on. Horrid surgery and very painful, but am gradually getting better and the little brain is busy knitting body back to normal. That kind of surgery affects everything in your body. I cannot imagine waiting 5 years. Swedes are not what I thought they were.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Flybynight, 10/3/2012 4:52:52 PM     (No. 8907378)

My mom was sent to the ER, as her son-in-law suspected she was having a heart attack. Later, telephone diagnosis confirmed, resting comfortably in her well-monitored CCU bed, she advised us, "If you're bleeding copiously from a stab wound, I'd you've broken both arms, if you have a fever of 106, don't mention those things up front. Just tell them you have a bit of chest pain and feel a little nauseated. You will never have seen such well greased skids to get you in to see the ER doc, pronto."
That's good to know, eh?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 10/3/2012 5:10:29 PM     (No. 8907397)

FTA: "'I am frankly furious with what has happened. I could have been spared all these years’[5] suffering. When I was put on the drugs the symptoms disappeared over night,' Johannesson told The Local."

This shows the Sweedes are big on long-suffering until they get angry enough to act.

Re: #4 account, I was in the hospital last week for lung surgery, and my 'roommate' was a 90-year-old lady who was used to 'good' treatment in the hospital. We were in a good hospital, but they had started adopting 'cost saving' measures, and the lady was furious at the drop in service. She took it out on one of her doctors, and his last comment before leaving was: "Welcome to Obamacare."


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Reply 7 - Posted by: losgatos, 10/3/2012 5:44:37 PM     (No. 8907442)

Hello America!! Pay attention.

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