The person who wrote this had health insurance. She got t-boned in a traffic accident–not her fault. First, her health insurance carrier cut her off. Then the other driver’s auto insurance cut her off.
This happens when health care is based, not on caring for health, but on making money for anonymous third parties. (Emphasis added)
So here I am, some 4 years later more than $20,000 in debt and still without a job, a car, or health insurance. I was very fortunate to meet someone special who has helped me out, and given me the time to learn a new career that I can actually physically do.
Now, I am sure I left a bunch of stuff out of this, and if you have questions I will gladly answer them. But here is my point.
Universal Health Insurance doesnâ€™t solve a damned thing. Insurance companies, all types of insurance companies, do what they want. What good is having insurance if they can refuse treatment?
I had insurance. I had health insurance from work, I had insurance for my car. I had disability insurance. I had insurance for my credit cards.
You know what it did for me? Not a damned thing. We donâ€™t need universal health coverage, we need universal health care; where you cannot be told, oh sorry, weâ€™re not going to cover that.