....Didn't know you had all the family things. You're lucky too.
It's a long story but I was obsessed with having a family with kids that were not abused by anyone or in anyway. If you knew me you would thing that that was a little odd. They are the only reason I'm still here. They never knew anything about my past, nothing at all before I was 20. But that's not for this thread.
Someone had told me that doctors do that for charity as a deduction etc. I would have hoped that this type of thing would be a little more wide spread.
The health system sucks big time. There is nothing I could write that everyone doesn't know about. I'm sorry I don't have any other ideas. Sounds sick but prison doesn't sound so bad. I'm sure they don't even have to pay a co-pay.
It might sound crazy but what about moving to Canada?
Some docs do that. They just don't advertise it because then everyone would ask for it. It's hard to find them when you can't even see them due to no insurance or no money to pay for a visit. Another member on this thread said the doc waived the surgery for his son. He was already in the health system to find this doc. His insurance just didn't cover the doc. Way big difference than totally uninsured.
Say a doc offers to do the surgery for free. Nice. All the other stuff still costs. OR, tests, hospital room, nurses, meds, etc., etc. Maybe the doc is $10,000 and he/she waives that fee. That other stuff easily could be $50,000 or more. My surgery, tests, hospital stay (2-7 days barring complications), etc. is easily $100,000 or more. The echocardiogram is an easy $5-8,000. Mine when I had insurance was $8,000.
Unless you get admitted through the ER so they can stabilize you, they don't let you check-in for a surgery unless you have insurance or the cash even if the doc is doing it for free. Many people have been told, tough, no money, no care in America. In other words, they don't follow the law.
I looked into going to Canada. Hehe. You have to be a domestic partner to a Canadian to do it. People do fake it (a Canadian fakes domestic partnerships). It's illegal (fraud). Mostly women do it for that reason.
I'm not going to prison to get care. If they took their sweet time getting me to see the prison nurse/doc, I could die quickly. In fact, if I stopped my heart pill for a day, I'd die real quick with a heart attack.
Thanks for thinking of me. Peace.