My wife and I are both working but we don't have health care , we just can't afford it for us and our 2 kids.. We make the national average pf 46K. With all our other modest expenses we don't have a $1000 for health care .. and probably couldn't get it because of some preexisting condition of one of our children.. Before Obamacare of course.
My wife goes to the doctor with breathing problems and chest pains. He thinks it's walking pneumonia and sends her home with some antibiotics . The following evening shortly after nightfall she really has trouble breathing so I measure her CO2 and it is 88 the danger level for tissue damage..So off to the emergency room we go and they admit her..
Five days later she is some better but very weak but we go home..3 weeks later the bill arrives $35000 . We can't pay it and the hospital won't agree to payments (admittedly they weren't very high). 2 month later the calls start coming in .. The hospital has sold our debt to a collection agency the cold hearted bastards that they are hound us to death.. Yeah it's supposed to be illegal but you know how that works..
So after months of this terror we file for bankruptcy and it is granted the only way out for 50% of the bankruptcies in the country..
This is a way of life for way too many folks. But their is a fix... we have to make tea a controlled substance the use of same a felony.We could put the whole Tea Party bunch in jail and vote in Medicare for all. End of the problem.. I can hear the screams from the right loudly in the night. All I can say to them is mail your Medicare card to me. go get your parents out of the nursing home and bring them to live with you..
This story has a happy ending for me,, We have 3 insurances that cover our medical expenses 100% . All I might add earned with blood , sweat and tears.. Everybody should be that well covered and they could..
I have been on Medicare for 10 years , and they have never questioned or turned down a treatment or ever told my docs who they could send me too.. You can't say that about some Medicare Advantage plans they get paid 17% extra by Medicare and control who your doc can send you too and what drugs you can take..
We need to deal with this National disgrace , now..