posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:29 PM
My daughter got a 15,000 dollar bill from the local hospital for taking one of her children to the emergency room. I don't even remember what the
illness or injury was. I doubt my granddaughter even remembers it.
Like my daughter could pay that much money. Sheesh! She makes too much money to have government paid health care. And she doesn't earn enough to even
buy insurance, let alone pay for co-payments if she had the insurance. Up until that time, my wife and I helped her out. It seems to be the moral
thing for us to do for family. But, uh, 15,000 dollars?!! We don't have it, and my daughter sure as hell doesn't have it. So, the bill sits there,
unpaid. We get three automated phone calls a day from a collection agency wanting my daughter to pay this bill. She did try to arrange for a payment
plan, but it was rejected. Oh, yeah. Pay it all now!! Payment plans are unacceptable. Oh, well, then don't get paid at all and rack up some more
charges, oh, dear hospital, for a collection agency.
It's quite obvious the U.S. needs heatlh care reform of some sort. I don't have the answers. But what we have now, isn't working out well for way
too many people.