I reluctantly went to the ER for excruciating pain in my head. Even with insurance, I can’t afford the bill. THAT IS, I can’t afford medical care. A $760 bill after insurance is more than I make in a paycheck. A paycheck I can barely live off with no benefits for health.
I believe that humans have a right to medicine, and that I should be able to get healthcare when I hurt, not when I am desperate and incapable of living, and not with the looming consideration that the whole visit might just disenfranchise me in the future.
I might have died in the ER and they could’ve disposed of the body in a dumpster instead.
NOW BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU READ ME.
It’s not that I want free money, the outrageous bill will be paid at some point.
Neither I, nor any other, should require the prospects of a degree or big paycheck to have access to regular check ups, preventative medicine, drugs, therapy, and the whole gamut of healthcare.
“The only time I see a doctor is when I visit the ER.” That’s a line from my mouth and poor America’s. And, that’s morally reprehensible.