American Health Care System Drives Man To Drink

Called for an appointment……………………

Waited for 2 or 3 weeks to get an appointment

Driving to that appointment while taking time off from work

Sitting in a waiting room for an hour or more only to see the doctor for 5 or 10 minutes.

Pay $25 copay

Referred to specialist

Three week wait to see specialist

Pay $50 copay

Specialist recommends surgery

No clue how surgeon ranks in quality & outcomes

Surgery performed three weeks later by Dr. Hodad (Hands of Death & Distruction)

Pay $2,000 deductible plus 20% – Had to borrow the money from friends – discovered I had few friends

Anesthesiologist bills $975 and threatens credit ruination if not paid in 30 days

Received another doctor bill from a doctor I never met for $1,200

Assistant surgeon balance bills $2,000 and demands payment or else

Creditors start collection efforts while I’m at work

Received a lawsuit with demand while at work. Co-workers think I’m a criminal

Marriage on the rocks due to financial stress

Start to heavily drink starting with breakfast

Filed bankruptcy shortly after receiving divorce notice

THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY TO ACCESS HEALTH CARE!

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