Social worker testifies in baby slay case

"A woman accused of cutting off the arms of her 10-month-old daughter stopped psychiatric treatment months before the baby's death because of an error with her state-sponsored insurance, a social worker said."

"When Mrs. Schlosser arrived for the appointment, she was advised that she had been dropped from the Northstar program and was going to have to pay for her appointment," said Jamie Burrus, the family's Child Protective Services caseworker.

Schlosser was not taking her anti-psychotic medication or seeing any doctors at the time of the slaying.

Melinda gets credit for finding this story. As far as I'm concerned, insurance agents have officially sunk below lawyers in their status as disgusting leeches. I have more respect for diseased ticks.

Then again, it's money and it's hospitals. Doctors talk all this crap about the Hypocratic oath, then they turn away patients who don't have enough money. Can you people go back to Ethics classes for a while and spend a few hours talking about why you're putting profits before people? If they cared about helping people, then love of money would not get in the way of their treating everyone who asked for help.

This woman cutting her baby's arms off is a logical result of a system that demands money before it helps people. If we enjoy our neighbors dying early and unnecessarily and killing each other because of obvious illnesses, then we should support the status quo.


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