Earlier this year, I went to the hospital and wracked up a quick $19,000 in bills. In three days. Okay, fine. Now, to someone without health insurance, that can be a little frightening. I was able to get out without paying the whole bill because I went to a terrible hospital that caters to people without insurance and illegal immigrants. You get out alive and you aren’t crippled with debt. It’s a trade off for sharing the hospital room with a group of people shitting the bed, sucking gunk out of neck holes, and an abundance of visiting children (possibly the worst of the three).
Obviously, that sucked. But going to a hospital that wasn’t able to help out financially would have basically ruined my life with debt. I make enough money to get by, but there’s not a ton left over to shell out a quick $19,000 (or more) whenever my organs decide to turn against me. This is why having health insurance would be nice. As previously stated, I’m not rolling in money so my options for receiving health insurance are pretty scarce. This is why I am looking forward to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Just in case somebody slams me while I’m on my bike or I have another vital organ turn against me, I won’t be completely fucked when it comes to getting help. This isn’t too much to ask, right?