Quantcast

Woman in danger of missing dialysis treatments - abc27 WHTM

Woman in danger of missing dialysis treatments

Posted: Updated:
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Susquehanna Township woman says changes in the federal health care law are making it very difficult for her to get life-saving treatments.

DeAna Cornelius is suffering from renal failure and is waiting for a kidney transplant. In the meantime, she has been going for dialysis treatments three times a week.

Problems with her legs have made it difficult for DeAna to walk. That along with the fact that she weighs 500 pounds makes it necessary for DeAna to be taken by an ambulance and EMS workers to her dialysis.

But because of changes in the health care law, her insurance company has stopped paying for the ambulance. DeAna can't afford it out-of-pocket.

"They really help me," she said. "I just can't do it by myself."

"I spoke to the nurse," she said. "She had concerns about me falling and she didn't say not come. She just strongly recommended that I didn't try to come on my own."

DeAna has considered using CAT's Share a Ride, but she says the ride schedule would make for a 13-hour day. In the meantime, she is left to hope the insurance company grants her appeal and reverses its decision.

"I'm going to still fight," she said. "I have my bad days. I have my bad days and I want to give up. But I can't do that and I'm going to fight."

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Police investigate string of car and home break-ins

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:22 GMT
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
    Police in Lower Paxton Township are investigating another string of car and home break-ins.According to police, two homes on Wesley Driver were reported broken into.One home had cash from a wallet stolen, and a purse was reportedly rifled through.Police say entry was gained through an unlocked door.The second home did not have anything reported missing, but investigators say entry was gained by using a key which was left in a car parked in the driveway.In addition to these incidents, police s...More >>
  • Middletown police investigate attempted abduction

    Middletown police investigate attempted abduction

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:36:01 GMT
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
    Police in Middletown, Dauphin County are investigating an attempted abduction.According to officials, a man in his 30s tried to force a female victim into his van in the parking lot of Giant Foods on Saturday afternoon around 12:35 p.m.The suspect drove a blue mini-van, perhaps a Chevrolet or a Pontiac.Anyone with information should contact the Middletown Police Department.More >>
  • UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection to string of robberies

    UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in connection to string of robberies

    Saturday, August 30 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:19:20 GMT
    West Shore Regional Police are on the lookout for the man who robbed a convenience store.Police say he walked into the Turkey Hill on the 400-block of South Third Street in Lemoyne around 11:20 Friday night.Investigators say he told the cashier he had a gun and demanded money.Police say he got some cash and fled onto I-82 North on a motorcycle.Anyone with information should call West Shore Regional Police.More >>
    West Shore Regional Police are on the lookout for the man who robbed a convenience store.Police say he walked into the Turkey Hill on the 400-block of South Third Street in Lemoyne around 11:20 Friday night.Investigators say he told the cashier he had a gun and demanded money.Police say he got some cash and fled onto I-82 North on a motorcycle.Anyone with information should call West Shore Regional Police.More >>
Powered by WorldNow