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Petitioning Total Health Care

My mom has terminal cancer, don't turn your back on her

My name is John. My mom, Karen Oberg, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer about 9 months ago. While this has been a really hard time for us, I've been fortunate to be able to take leave from my job and spend these last months with her. Things were going well until recently when scans revealed the cancer was still very prevalent. From what doctors told us, she may only have one or two months to live. I need your help because our insurance company is bullying us around right in the middle of my mom's second-line chemotherapy. Her insurance company, Total Health Care, is not living up to its promise -- or name. Out of the blue, Total Health Care decided they would no longer allow my mom to continue going to the University of Michigan to receive treatment. The insurance company has been covering us for the University of Michigan for seven months now, so why are they all of a sudden refusing to continue her coverage when she only has months to live? On Monday, January 20, no more than 12 hours before she was scheduled to receive chemotherapy treatment, we got a call from U of M notifying us that Total Health Care refused to continue covering my mom's treatment there. We were heartbroken upon hearing this, and we were confused about why Total Health Care didn't have the heart to call us directly. After hours upon hours of pleading with Total Health Care over the phone, they wouldn't budge. This is especially frustrating because we're waiting to hear about the status of an operation which can help alleviate some of my mom's pain. The care and compassion we felt from U of M means nothing to them, and my mom is being looked at as nothing more than a dollar sign and a statistic to this insurance company. After a poor experience with a misdiagnosis from my mom's previous hospital and after establishing incredible relationships with doctors at U of M, we have built a true bridge of trust. It's the only place my mom feels comfortable, and as she recently told me, "Hearing bad news at U of M is easier than taking good news from the other hospitals we've been to." Even with a three hour round trip, we know the University of Michigan has so much care and compassion, which we feel from all of the U of M staff and doctors, particularly her oncologist. Their warmth is unmatched throughout the health care system. I ask and thank you for supporting us in our effort to convince Total Health Care to allow us to continue receiving treatment at University of Michigan. After being through so much together, my mom and I want these last few months together to be as joyful as possible. Quality health care from doctors we know and trust is all we ask for. She is currently not receiving chemotherapy because of her discontinued service. Continuing treatment at University at Michigan is how that can happen and we are so thankful for you support on my petition!

187,669 supporters
Petitioning Owen paterson, Total Health Care, David Cameron MP

Save our surgery-richmond house, Whitchurch shropshire.

For the current 4,000 patients of Whitchurch currently attending what is known as the best doctors surgery around the area, are about to lose this surgery. For over 30 years the patients here have gained complete trust with each GP. The staff at this surgery treat each person as a individual and not a number. We have complete faith in our amazing doctors. The superb help and advice from the receptionists received is above and beyond what a patient would normally receive elsewhere. These admin staff have been apart of this family for over 10 years and to lose their hard earned livelihood is despicable. Once given funding from the CCG we as patients were given hope and felt like we were able to continue to see our amazing surgery of doctors and nurses. However we've now had that taken away from us and are left feeling like we are just a number and we'll be dumped just anywhere. As a patient myself at the surgery I cannot praise the doctors enough for the help they have given my partner for his back condition and my anxiety illness. They've been here for us for over 4 years and for my son when he was born at Christmas, they truly are a wonderful set of doctors and staff. It is imperative to this community to keep the doors of Richmond house surgery open. Our concern is we do not want to have to find and build long relations with a new doctor, our current doctors have gained such trust that it will be very difficult in  trusting another in the same way. We all have rights and our right should be to keep our trusted set of doctors and staff in a job. Our community depends on this surgery and we need the funding reinstated. There is ample space at the hospital for just our surgery or there is the old ambulance station sitting empty, there is also the Talbot centre another empty building. What is the harm in funding for one of these venues? To fund our surgery will continue to give the community peace of mind knowing that they feel safe and will continue to be treated by the same doctors, that have over time saved their lives and helped through the most important life threatening  illnesses both at home and in the surgery.   The town will continue to thrive knowing there is set of trusted doctors here. The advice these doctors give are truly amazing and it would be such a shame to lose them. The community is ever expanding and will not cope without Richmond house. It simply cannot be a case of just finding other doctors, the community in this town have gained so much trust in knowing their lives are in capable hands. It would be near impossible to simply transfer 4000 patients wherever it deemed necessary, there is 2 other surgeries within the town, however they are stretched to the limits.  The government have provided further funding for GP's according to the recent media, therefore that funding should be given to the smaller communities such as ours to help the ever growing population of whitchurch. With the new housing estates being built here, to lose our surgery will cause continued strain on the other surgeries within our town. This simply cannot happen it is absolutely necessary to keep Richmond house to support the growing community here! 

1,088 supporters
Petitioning asbestos, Government of Manitoba, Total Health Care, health and safety, Brian Bowman, Manitobains , UNIFOR

Let's get the asbestos off and out of the Air Handlers in the University of Manitoba.

As the wife of an employee of the University of Manitoba (16 plus yrs), who has access to the very heart and lungs of our buildings on campus, I witness things that just need to be changed. No one sees the large machines handling the breathing air on campus and the fact that they are covered with asbestos insulation. Some of which is 50 plus years old and is in bad repair.   My petition is to have all asbestos containing materials taken out of the Air Handler rooms.  To ensure safe air for all Students, Workers or members of the public.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMeDtWc5wd4 

123 supporters
Petitioning Total Health Care

The largest MDL lawsuit ever is filed for mesh and the damages done.

I have cost the taxpayers thousands and thousands because doctors don't know that implanting mesh can cause pain, erosion, actually, in my case I have it in four places; have had extreme pain for five years but, mesh isn't publicized; doctors don't know how to look for it and now, an active, happy, healthy, wife of retired General Officer who served alongside him, is dependent on him because the fDA, Greed, doctors not willing to take me on.  Why is the larger MDL ever being filed in the courts?  MESH!  Thank god for those who went before me; did the research so that I have avenues to go but, getting there is a nightmare - I've given up a life and my grandchildren want me back!

59 supporters
Petitioning General Government, United Healthcare, Total Health Care

ALL Females shouldn't pay for sanitary items!

I believe that all females in the world shouldn't have to pay for sanitary items such as; tampons & pads. The reason for this is because we never asked for our periods it's just a monthly thing that happens and is uncontrollable. I don't think it's fair how we have to pay for something that isn't under our control. They are also quite expensive as well which is unfair, imagine a homeless teenage girl on the street with no money and she's just come on her period and there is nothing that she can do to buy any sanitary items, this may result in stealing - is that what we want? This will change the whole entire female population because they will be happier knowing that something that nature intended is already being half controlled. Most females feel so alone and in so much pain when they are on their period and the last thing they want to do is spend their hard earned money on some sanitary items that is going to be chucked away anyway. Look after our females - they are the reason you're here.

48 supporters
Petitioning Barack Obama, Gene Green, Henry Cuellar, Texas State House, Total Health Care, Ted Cruz

Free anti depressants and therapy for teenagers

I did my senior theme on teen suicide and depression, while researching I found out that as many as 20% of teenagers in the united states are diagnosed with depression and only 30% of them are taking medications for it. And so if the government provides free anti depressants and therapy this teens would be willing to take medications and thereby lower the suicide rate in teens which is currently the second leading cause of death in teenagers in the United States. 

31 supporters
Petitioning Total Health Care, CI

Employees to have at least 12 hours after finishing a shift before starting another

Working long shifts with minimal time to ensure your own health, hygiene and alertness is in order can have ill effects on yourself. Some organisations expect you to finish at 11pm and start at 7am. Their should be at least 12 hours between shifts to ensure enough sleep has been had. Giving the brain a chance to reboot.

11 supporters
  • Dear Mr. Oberg: We would first like to share that our thoughts and prayers are with your mother and her family during this difficult time. The unfortunate circumstances under which you were informed that services were denied are unclear, as they did not originate from Total Health Care. As stated in recent discussions with you, we want to emphasize that Total Health Care has NOT DENIED OR DELAYED TREATMENT for your mother. Because this is a public venue, we are not able to discuss specifics regarding your mother’s care, as this would violate her privacy rights. We have spoken with providers involved in her care who confirm that they have no record of denied or delayed care for your mother by Total Health Care. Our process for issuing denials is to send written notification to the member and provider involved, along with a reason for the denial and their appeal rights. This notice was not sent because care was not denied. We want to assure you that the care of our members is our top priority. To that end, we would like to offer a nurse care navigator to assist you with coordinating care for your mother. At Total Health Care, we make every effort to coordinate and facilitate the best care available with our talented network of providers. We have been a long-standing Managed Care Organization in the community, one of the oldest in metro-Detroit. Our goal is to continue to deliver on our promise of being “Totally There” for our members. All the best, Total Health Care

    — Total Health Care