After tragedy, mother fights to fix broken health care system

After losing her one-year-old son to a reckless driver, Michelle Dubarry joins Katy Tur to discuss how her 'good healthcare' coverage failed her.

2/27/2020 5:04:00 AM

Michelle Dubarry's one-year-old son was hit by a 'careless driver.' After 2 surgeries and a night in intensive care, he died. Dubarry talks to KatyTurNBC about how the hospital stay nearly bankrupted her, despite her union's 'good health insurance.'

After losing her one-year-old son to a reckless driver, Michelle Dubarry joins Katy Tur to discuss how her 'good healthcare' coverage failed her.

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KatyTurNBC Children should not be billed for their care . Period . KatyTurNBC The greed of the health care system is the actual victim not the grieving parents who lost their son to a careless driver 🤬 KatyTurNBC Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, Geico, Nationwide, Progressive, General and Elephant Auto etc... Notice their commercials, working hard to get your business and save you money. The result of an open market. Not single payer system. We should do the same with health insurance.

KatyTurNBC Completely absurd insurance cos. first to receive payment after settlement from a tragedy. That law must be changed. Sorry for your loss. KatyTurNBC So sorry to hear this. KatyTurNBC Private healthcare insurance is a scam that kills and bankrupts people. Americans need to support Bernie's Medicare For All.

KatyTurNBC Would it be worse if he was illegally here KatyTurNBC This was an exceptionally moving segment. Katy's interview was filled w empathy & an anger at this unjust situation. When my son was killed I could not have gone back to work & acted 'normally' right away, & this mother had to do it to preserve her family's health insurance.

KatyTurNBC That’s absolutely horrible . I can’t even imagine . God bless his parents 🙏 KatyTurNBC Health insurance reform is best performed by fed'l gov't. Insurance clauses like, indemnification, should be outlawed. ACA didn't deliver on lowering cost, esp. w/early adopters. Covered more people than ever. M4All seems too good to be real. It's risk adverse lawyer in me.

KatyTurNBC Heard a bit on the CBC last night about a guy in NC who was severely injured but didn't want an ambulance because of the cost with no ins. The Canadian interviewer was horrified. ButtlerSue KatyTurNBC This is not ok! People are dying in our country because of medical expenses! KatyTurNBC I'm so sorry for your loss(RIP}. Our health insurance through our company paid our daughter AirVac, Ambulance to AirVac, Surgery, aftercare totally well over 130,000. they paid it and the out of pocket the state paid that part. Attempt murder, survivor. I thank the Lord above.

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