Recently, a High school senior was rejected by the privatized state Medicaid system in Kansas.
Changes to the Kansas health care system instituted by state’s governor Sam Brownback channeled about 400,000 Kansas residents out of the public Medicaid health insurance program into a new, privately-run, profit-making system called KanCare.
Three health insurance companies now coordinate that care.
The student said that he was just days away from dying when he fled the state and found treatment at a hospital in Tennessee, states RawStory.
Ross’ doctors advised him to get treatment out of state, but after not responding for weeks, his insurance provider rejected the advice.
The private insurance provider told him that he had to get the surgery at a hospital in Kansas, even though his own doctors told him that was impossible.
The Inquisitr states that St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee told Levi he could have his surgery there, and he will have to make payments to them.
Levi Ross will still have considerable costs associated with his cancer care and even though he is back in Kansas, they won’t all be covered, states The Inquisitr.
His family has created a crowdfunding page to help with those costs on GiveForward.com, which can be reached here at this link.