Saturday, December 12, 2009
A Huff-ington Post
I guess it is a sign of the times when our usual cadre of drug abusers are having a hard time affording their preferred drugs and resorting to huffing paint. I asked one of them who was in the hospital for an exacerbation of another problem when I saw the gold paint on his lips. He told me that moneys tight so people are raising the price of the good stuff and he cant "ford his percs and vikes no mo" and "other shi**s spensive". I saw in his chart that the case managers are filling out all the forms so he can get Medicaid for his now chronic "paint induced pulmonary conditions" so the hospital can get paid. Once he is on Medicaid the state will try to pass the buck of to the feds to get Medicare to cover it, so if all goes well he will soon have disability and be able to use tax dollars for his "vikes and perks and the spensive sh***".