California doctors refused to treat a teenager for COVID-19 due to the fact that he did not have insurance
According to The Hill, a child under the age of 18 died from a coronavirus last week. According to the latest information, he was denied medical assistance due to a lack of insurance.
As a result, the boy was taken to the hospital with aggravated symptoms of the disease that caused respiratory and cardiac arrest during transportation.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health initially diagnosed death from a coronavirus, but later decided that additional tests would be needed.
"Though early tests indicated a positive result for COVID-19, the case is complex and there may be an alternate explanation for this fatality," the statement said. "Patient privacy prevents our offering further details at this time."
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris reported that earlier, the deceased boy had no signs of illness.
Recent studies have shown that the treatment of coronavirus is on the shoulders of the Americans themselves and the government is not going to help. The previously proposed Medicare for All option was rejected by the current government, and now those who cannot afford insurance will die without treatment.
"The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a study predicting the average cost of coronavirus treatment for someone with insurance and without health complications would total around $9,763, and treatment for someone with complications could top $20,000. The amount someone with insurance would pay out-of-pocket varies depending on their plan, but the study estimates it could exceed $1,300."
To date, the US government is interested in "detecting" the disease among people, and not in treatment. US President Donald Trump recently signed a bill for free testing, but there is no question of any treatment.
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