Described as a horrifying depiction of “the reality of U.S. for-profit healthcare,” a Baltimore-based psychotherapist this week caught on video University of Maryland Medical Center staff “dumping” a clearly incapacitated young woman into the freezing Maryland weather wearing only a thin hospital gown and socks.
“Is this what healthcare in Baltimore City has come to?” asked Imamu Baraka, who captured the “disturbing” scene on his cell phone. The video has since garnered more than two million views.
Baraka’s video soon sparked national headlines and widespread outrage, with many noting that “patient dumping” is a pervasive and under-discussed product of a system that does not guarantee healthcare as a right to all.
RoseAnn DeMoro, executive director of National Nurses United, concluded that the only solution is to “implement single-payer, Medicare for All or Americans continue to suffer/die.”
Others echoed DeMoro’s call, arguing that the medical center’s behavior is essentially “attempted murder.”
The hospital issued an apology following the flood of outrage, taking “full responsibility for this failure” to provide “basic humanity and compassion.”
“We are taking this matter very seriously, conducting a thorough review, and are evaluating the appropriate response, including the possibility of personnel action,” hospital spokeswoman Lisa Clough said in a statement.
The conspiracy here is that no one in the MSM or in Washington ever discusses this exact horrific act occurring all over the country countless times a year.
Attempted murder would be an accurate way to describe what took place with this woman, they literally threw her out on the street in frigid weather only wearing a hospital gown and wearing socks, they didn’t even give her slippers.
The scandal of modern day healthcare is that still certain politicians will look you straight in the eye and tell you that this exact thing that we see here, never happens in America and how we have the best healthcare system in the world.
Look at what horror your for-profit healthcare system has wrought upon Americans, this is something that you would see happen in a 3rd world country.
How can anyone defend this corrupt for-profit healthcare system that bankrupts so many Americans every year and drives countless others into crippling debt that takes years to repay.
We need Medicare for All in this country right now, so Americans can finally get health care like the rest of the citizens of nations in the developed world.
yellowsnow2: Maybe allowing the health insurance corporations to write our laws actually wasn’t the utopian fix it was promoted as.
JedYorks: I drive a bus and there’s a stop in front of the hospital. it’s cold as f–k right now and I get people in their hospital gowns and bandages all the time. they don’t pay but i let them get on for free. one dude sat at the stop for my whole shift.
MKULTRAserialkillers: The banality of evil. What’s worse is I SWEAR I’ve heard of this exact same situation numerous times before.
Corporations are not human. They are cold and practical. Inhuman.
Casusbelli33: Patients come last
FogFan: I’m not real educated on the subject, but she obviously has some cognitive impairment. Wouldn’t that qualify her to stay in a nursing home? She obviously can’t care for herself.
Wskytits: Shame on every person who could have done something should have done something but didn’t do anything. I don’t give a shit where you come from or what you have this is not okay, how disgusting that we’ve deteriorated so much so as a nation that this type of shit is a thing. And no one will take responsibility for this I’m sure. It’s always someone else’s problem. Healthcare, insurance, legislation, the little old lady who didn’t vote to pass a certain bill, the (insert another lame ass excuse here). This is so heartbreak, I don’t even know what to say.
RedPillFiend: Healthcare should be a human right. There shouldn’t be a dollar value on a human life. But let’s increase the military budget some more instead of ensuring that our citizens can be taken care of. Because it’s not like they didn’t just “misplace” a couple trillion anyway.
Sometimes this country seems so fucked. And no one seems to notice, no one seems to care.
TheJesusFattener: They have been doing this in Skid Row for decades.
What is the opinion of Black Lives Matter on this?
COINTELPRO-DISINFO: ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING! …and this happens EVERY DAY all over this country. (USA)
yourbrokenoven: Wow. I’ve never heard of this.
Phenomenal141: What the actual f–k.
Beatle_Matt: You’ll never have universal health care so long as you have the right saying “I’m not letting the government use my taxes to take care of other people”.
It’s absolutely insane. It’s a rich vs. poor argument. I have money, so I can afford health insurance, so why should I have to pay more tax because you can’t afford it?
980ti: Well, time to get radical.
killerjavi98: The worst part is that they can get away with this shit.
bridgeheadprod: This is horrible. Truly a sad reflection of the world we live in.
What else is a sad reflection of the time we live in…. Did anyone else notice, as he’s recording on his cell phone, asking another passerby if they have a cell phone? Like, he already documented and made his point, but now he doesn’t want to interrupt filming a mentally ill woman to call for help?
DontTreadOnMe16: Did she not pay her hospital bill or something?
bogpiII: I would like to hear an unofficial statement from the hospital and/or the workers involved. What is her history with this facility? It may say a lot.
jlamaa: she needs to find a good lawyer
Bacore: There is what is known as “professional patients”. These people are, for the most part, are not ill and waste time and resources faking illnesses. They not only resist medication or wellness therapies, they also continue making matters worse by smoking, over-eating, drinking, etc while hospitalized. Set them outside and deny them treatment.
DenimDale: Well it’s the hospitals right. They only have to stabilize people, sooo
madmacs: Did this video come from a “shithole” country?
Inquiry minds want to know.
ridestraight: The over Hyped Solution was heavy duty medication and assurance or ignorance in Society that our most fragile, mentally disabled were going to be *integrated back into Society*.
The panacea would be these Miracle Drugs rather than housing in Mental Institutions. The Churches were very happy but that isn’t discussed much due to the fact of severe abuse in those institutions to begin with.
As I understand the mother, of this *adult child* – did try to get her the help she needed. The daughter refused to take her medication (can’t say I blame her…) started to spiral and ended up in the Psychiatric Wing of this Hospital…where they said she refused her medication.
If you look at certain Jails around the country – they now serve part of Society in this *revolving door* mess.
MoneyIsTiming: I see the two problems here:
1) A business and it’s managers who lack compassion
2) A homeless person taking advantage of a business
I already pay a bunch of fucking taxes what the fuck. The solution is not more fucking taxes, it has something to do with the Federal government fucking everything up and at the root, an education system that sets up the most vulnerable and less fortunate to fail, fuck us.
This lady needs more than a warm shelter, she needs a life.
machocamacho88: You do not have a right to healthcare because you do not have a right to the labor of others. That said, it is definitely something we should fund and provide as a service, and we can start by cutting our ~~defense~~ offense budget.
LOTR_pippin: Doesn’t this constitute as negligence that could lead to death? This is a lawsuit, not a conspiracy. Why is this in this sub. smh
Zybbo: Is there any possibility of this video being staged?
We leave in a world were people set up “false flags” after all
theendisnear111: This is terribly inhumane and all, but it certainly isn’t attempted murder.
Sheeple_Shepherd: What was this woman being treated for? And did the hospital treat her before discharging her as physically fit to leave? Is the hospital to blame for her being homeless and having nowhere to go on a freezing night after they discharged her? How is this a healthcare issue if she was treated for non-life threatening issues then discharged? Hospitals aren’t homeless shelters. I’m pretty sure most hospital facilities have mandatory security policies against allowing homeless people to camp out in their lobbies and waiting rooms after being treated and discharged just because its cold outside. Would you want waiting rooms full of infectious and mentally unstable homeless people when you and your family have to go to the ER? Unfortunately, Obamacare and medicaide don’t make homeless people any less homeless on freezing cold nights.
mangazos: I don´t want to defend the hospital, but it seems they just wanted to teach her a lesson. She was still wearing the hospital bracelet, and was left a few meters away from the main entrance. It was a bad decision made by some staff, I don´t think it is a hospital policy to do this.
However not even as a punishment should have been done, so I hope the hospital pays a huge fine.