I have had a myriad of health issues in the past few months even though I am a relatively healthy guy in my late 20s. I exercise a few times a week, I ride my bike, and I eat my vegetables. Nevertheless, my wallet has now been crippled by the debts I have accumulated due to my unexpected
Even though I only spent less than 24 hours in a hospital, I am responsible for some considerable bills. I can barely even keep up with the bills that seem to come to my home every day. An emergency room bill. A CT scan bill. An overnight hospital stay bill. A vascular surgeon’s bill. A hematologist’s bill. A credit card bill that I have had to use for prescribed meds. Then I have to get blood tests once a week and so I incur another bill to get my blood work done every single week. It’s insanity!
I, like so many Americans today, have no insurance and I am watching myself
get buried in debt more and more with every month because of my medical
bills. Can I expect to get some kind of help from Uncle Sammie?
I can’t even imagine if someone had a serious, chronic condition and didn’t have insurance. Bills stacking on top of bills can seem treacherous as you begin to plan on being broke for the foreseeable future.
How do the working poor survive with a medical system that is so damn expensive? Those who work their fingers to the bone and are barely able to keep themselves clothed and fed don’t stand a chance. In America, that’s millions of people. Millions of people who can be financially ruined if struck with an unexpected or severe medical issue.
Why can’t people just get the medical care that they need without digging themselves a financial hole that is nearly impossible to escape?
I never took this issue to heart before I found out how one medical issue can cripple someone’s finances. This is a problem in our society today and I think that President Obama’s healthcare bill is a small step in the right direction. I think that it will help thousands of Americans every year.
I know that I have a bit of a warped perception of the world, but I think that it is the duty of those who can help to help those in need. Some people might call that socialism; I think it’s the right thing to do.