Here’s an Associated Press Story about how much we care about our own – especially our real HEROS: WE DON’T … at least if you live in Missouri. Those slim-balls at Worker’s Comp are obviously true examples of fundamentalist Christian Evangelical Republicans.
Who else would care so little? Who else would violate Scripture so blatantly? Obviously only those who are heirs to the Inquisitors! Those who in Islamic Nations would be Terrorists … but here … they practice the Most Harm to the Most People … a person at a time.
Come-on GOP … prove me wrong.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — By all accounts, Mark Lindquist is a hero, an underpaid social worker who nearly gave his life trying to save three developmentally disabled adults from the Joplin tornado. Both houses of the Missouri legislature honored Lindquist, the Senate resolution calling him "a true hero and inspiration to others."
But heroism doesn't pay the bills. The tornado's 200 mph winds tossed Lindquist nearly a block, broke every rib, obliterated his shoulder, knocked out most of his teeth and put him in a coma for about two months.
Lindquist, 51, ran up medical expenses that exceed $2.5 million, and the bills keep coming. He requires 11 daily prescriptions and will need more surgery.
But he has no medical insurance. Lindquist couldn't afford it on a job paying barely above minimum wage. He assumed workers' compensation would cover his bills, but his claim was denied "based on the fact that there was no greater risk than the general public at the time you were involved in the Joplin tornado," according to a letter to Lindquist from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, his company's workers' comp provider.
One Republican, state Rep. Bill Lant, R-Joplin, did say: "I think they need to take another look at the circumstances and revisit the claim. What he did went beyond heroics."
Two things could be done: 1) Cover the medical and other costs; 2) Fire the slim-bag who sent the letter, along with his immediate supervisor (the smuck had to approve the finding).