• Teen Girls Abused in State Care in Michigan Seized Again in Florida After Insurance Refuses to Cover Treatment

    A battle to get insurance to cover necessary medical care for teenage sisters with bulimia nervosa has ended up with those teens being taken by Child Protective Services in Florida. Their mother is asking how it can be that an insurance company is able to direct CPS to remove children from their homes. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has accused Laura Dalton of "medical neglect," but the evidence provided to Health Impact News demonstrates that she is a dedicated mother who has been working tirelessly to secure the proper treatment for her daughters. In fact, one of the twins was seized from the hospital, where her mother had taken her the week before due to her dangerously low blood pressure and pulse. The twins have suffered eating disorders after they were put into foster care in Michigan, where they were allegedly abused. They were healthy girls prior to that time, but as a penalty for allegedly smoking marijuana one time, they were removed from their home, and that is when their real problems began. Both girls almost died in state care in Michigan, before their mother was able to get them back home. Once home, their mother looked for help for their eating disorders, and eventually found treatment options for them in Florida. Statistics show that children who have been in foster care are 7 times more likely to develop bulimia and other eating disorders. Foster children are more likely to develop PTSD than veterans of war. But now, after being recommended for a treatment plan that has showed great promise for the girls, their insurance will not cover it, and the mom has been reported to CPS for medical neglect. One of the twins was immediately seized from the hospital, as the family's nightmare has begun all over again.

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  • Teen Girls Abused in State Care in Michigan Seized Again in Florida After Insurance Refuses to Cover Treatment

    I encourage EVERYONE, including the so called doctors caring for these twins, to pulublicly define "medical neglect." Innocent parents usually define it as NOT SEEKING appropiate care for their children, which results in harm to their child (usually from getting NO care, leaving with obvious harm, like watching a child's teeth rot until they have none, all the while knowing a dentist would prevent from occurring) ...or clearly getting harmful care from someone or something known to cause harm, like "bloodletting," or cutting a child with the intent to restore "proper balance" in the body, an actual treatment long since surpassed by actual science)...

    Those contracted by the state, who are literally paid by funds that the state receives to "care" for their children. They are calledTitle IV funds.

    Now ask those same doctors paid by grants received by tbe state for their state confinement, the definition of "medical neglect." They ALWAYS blame the parents, regardless of how or when illness started...adding only that it is parents who "fail" ONLY because their child has become ill...

    With their paycheck on the line, do you think a single doctor, therapist, or any one on the state payroll will use any definition except that if the state? The ACTUAL and true DEFINITION of medical neglect, is literally rewritten by the state...the intent is meant to only blame parents when children become sick...leaving out the entire part about the parents begging/pleading for specialty care, and/or insurance to cover it? BY DEFINITION ALONE, the parents seeking care for these teens, medical care THEY believe to be the best, is absolutely NOT medical neglect.

    ...

    (Let me also remind everyone what EXPERTS say on anorexia/bulemia...they report it is often a last resort "control" suffered by those inflicted with anorexia/bulemia in response to repeated abuses of which the sufferer can NOT control...and note they were diagnosed only after seized by the state...)

    The parent's of these teens have only done what every, NON-ABUSIVE parent does for their children...in that they see the best medical care for their children...Simply because the state authorizes themselves to be "the best" does not mean anything remotely close to medical neglect when a parent disagrees on what, exactly, is best for their child.

    The Supreme Court provides case law declaring parents act in the best interest of their own children...Most parents take for granted that their belief of "best" is honored as standard. Not so... The state uses a formula to declare abuse "risk," completely eliminating humanity in state decisions...the formulas are used with the state definition/interest in targeted populations least likely to resist...Math determines all outcomes in CPS cases...for state outcomes best for the state...

    ...The state needs to STOP labeling parental decisions as "medical neglect" simply because it is not the state's definition, which uses the best interest of the state as the outcome.

    It won't be long before all children are government property at birth. No one questions the state routinely seizing children at birth NOW, straight from the hospital...

    ...careful America...careful...

    Dr. Melissa F Alvarado

  • Teen Girls Abused in State Care in Michigan Seized Again in Florida After Insurance Refuses to Cover Treatment

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    A battle to get insurance to cover necessary medical care for teenage sisters with bulimia nervosa has ended up with those teens being taken by Child Protective Services in Florida. Their mother is asking how it can be that an insurance company is able to direct CPS to remove children from their homes. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) has accused Laura Dalton of "medical neglect," but the evidence provided to Health Impact News demonstrates that she is a dedicated mother who has been working tirelessly to secure the proper treatment for her daughters. In fact, one of the twins was seized from the hospital, where her mother had taken her the week before due to her dangerously low blood pressure and pulse. The twins have suffered eating disorders after they were put into foster care in Michigan, where they were allegedly abused. They were healthy girls prior to that time, but as a penalty for allegedly smoking marijuana one time, they were removed from their home, and that is when their real problems began. Both girls almost died in state care in Michigan, before their mother was able to get them back home. Once home, their mother looked for help for their eating disorders, and eventually found treatment options for them in Florida. Statistics show that children who have been in foster care are 7 times more likely to develop bulimia and other eating disorders. Foster children are more likely to develop PTSD than veterans of war. But now, after being recommended for a treatment plan that has showed great promise for the girls, their insurance will not cover it, and the mom has been reported to CPS for medical neglect. One of the twins was immediately seized from the hospital, as the family's nightmare has begun all over again.

    My daughter had Blue Cross/Blue Shield the Insurance company through her under the bus and stopped my ability to take her to a competent doctor which led her to a Pa State Center, which should have been closed and Ebensburg Mayor wants it to stay open to keep jobs, while taking my daughter from her family. She was healthy also, until she got into the hands of corrupt government and cut off her hair, losing her dignity. They want all children in State Centers to look the same.