Econo-Girl is Distraught

Econo-Girl needs to get her COBRA health insurance in gear because Leisure
Lad needs medical attention badly. This should not be a problem, just a
delay as paperwork is processed. Nevertheless, it is indicative of serious
issues in the U.S. health care system. The cardiologist won't even see my
husband until the insurance is in place. Isn't that an ethical issue? Can
doctors really REFUSE to treat a patient unless the patient has insurance?

Health costs in the U.S. are the highest in the world. More people declare
bankruptcy because of health expenses than any other reason. Both are signs
of a system failing to meet its obligations.



The Lazy Iguana said...

You realize that is commie speak :)

Econo-Girl said...

As a point of curiousity, did you know that when the Watergate scandal was brewing out of control, that Nixon offered the Democreats a national health care system as a compromise to shut up about Watergate?

Personally, I think they should have taken the deal. But then Nixon was over the top, too.

The Lazy Iguana said...

I could have lived with that.

But look on the bright side, this could happen again! I would be cool with letting Darth Rove The Sith Lord stay on the public payroll if I could get insurance.

I have been mostly uninsured. When I say "mostly" I mean that I am on the "do not get sick" plan. As long as I stay on the plan, I am ok.

Econo-Girl said...

That sucks, Lazy Iggy. It really sucks. No one should have to go through that in the richest country in the world.