posted on Dec, 9 2009 @ 07:24 PM
One of my relatives in China witnessed this at the hospital.
This relative of mine did a cosmetic surgery in China. It was one of those big kinds where they cut flesh off of you.
So anyway, after returning home she couldn't bare the pain from her wounds. She was hospitalized. Yeah, that's what happens when you want to look
younger by screwing up your own body.
She did not have a private room (too expensive), so the patients shared a room with few beds in there. While she was recovering, she noticed that
there was a young girl laying across from her that was really sick. My relative didn't know what she had, but the deal was this young woman have to
have a shot administered to her everyday or else she will die.
This relative of mine stayed in the hospital for a couple of days, during which the young girl was getting her daily shots. I think it was when my
relative was getting out, she witnessed something horrible. The young girl's family had run out of money to pay for the service and medicines. They
were crying in the room, the mom was kneeling on the floor begging the nurse and the Doctor to give their daughter the shot. No shot was given to that
young woman that day.
Now as long as this type of s*** don't happen in U.S., I'm happy.
Medical insurance is really high though. My girlfriend, single, 25 years of age, non-smoking, no medical illness history have to pay $288 a month for
her HMO insurance. She had another choice of getting a lower rate PPO coverage, but she had to shell out 7500 as annual deductible and many things
weren't covered in that plan.
My HMO offered by my company is about $200.00+. So, paying $200 ~ $300 insurance every month is wrong in many ways. $50 to $80 more, I'm actually
financing myself a Beamer every month...
Oh and if I happen to not get sick for a whole year, shouldn't I get some of that premium money back? I'm not asking for all, but ... just a small
slice of the big pie? No? Ok fine...