Medical and Legal

$3,305 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 35 months
Recently lost more than 50# in a single week, some serious co-pays for both hospitals (twice, once in November, 2015, fo 6 days, and, just last week, for 8 days. Medication has added an additional $1,500/month to expenses.

32 pills per day, Seristim, human growth hormone, 5mg, once a day, self injection, sub-que, once a day, close to $100K/month.

Income now less than 2,800/month. Used to be much higher.

Supposed to recover completely, but can take up to 2 years to add back the 74# of total weight loss - getting back to 165# at 5.5% body fat. Used to cycle 30 to 35 miles per day - going to take a few months before I can start that up again

Also have some legal fees, for both acquisition of medical records and associated issues.

Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

- Bruce Barnes, Chicago IL
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Have now had three hospitalizations in three months, coming home lst Friday.

Last one was within the thirty day statute of limitations for a-admission sfter a prior Medicare hospitalization, and will cost them money on Medicare reimbursement.

Medical bills now exceed USD $250,000, and,drug co-payments are close to USD $800 per month.

This whole medical field is crazy, and we need the European model of a single payer system, with extra charges and insurance only for special proceedures. It works, both in Europe, and in Canada, and it works well, as do the availability of many prescription drugs over the counter, snd at one-fiftieth LITERALLY, of what we pay here in the states.

At least the attempt to pass the lastest version was pulled ehen enough Republicans bailed on this attempt at Health Care Reform this time.
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Many thanks to those who have already donated. The fiirest week helped to pay for the additional medication co-pays and Ensure (high-potency). It's not the hospital that's expensive, it's all the medications and additional items, some of which are partially covered, and some of which are not covered at all, which add up quickly

Next goal is to raise the cost of the co=pay for Ruse: $1,440.00 - which will not be covered by other sources at this time;.

Still awaiting word on what Masonic's c0-pay will be and it if will be covered or not. Have to check application tomorrow.

Remember to click on the link below to donate. Donations can be as low as $15.00, and can also be flagged as anonymous, if you prefer.

Again, thanks to all who have helped so far.
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$3,305 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 35 months
Created May 7, 2016
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DC
$30
Dave Camenisch
16 months ago

We all miss you! Get well soon!

DF
$500
David Finley
16 months ago

Hi Bruce. Hope to see you make a full recovery off this one. God Bless and thanks for all your hard work on smartermail documents in the past, it has helped us immensely! Interactivewebs.com

$30
Anonymous
18 months ago
$50
Richard Frank
18 months ago

Hope you get better. Thanks for all the assists with smartermail.

$60
Anonymous
19 months ago
$250
Anonymous
19 months ago
JH
$100
Jos Van Hout
22 months ago

Bruce, Get well soon....Appreciated your willingness to assist me in the past with smarter mail. Get better so we can start where we left off.

DC
$250
Derek Curtis
23 months ago

Miss you, Bruce. Get better soon!

$100
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35 months ago
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