In May, my wife applied for private insurance and was rejected outright by the free market because of previous bad health. She's 22; I'm 23.
Last Wednesday while fishing up Black Smith Fork Canyon in Cache Valley, she got a bug bite on her hip. The next day it started oozing, aching and she got a fever and headache, so she called poison control. She described the spider she'd seen while sitting on the ground and the progression of the wound. They said she was describing a hobo spider bite and told her it can be serious.
As recommended, she went to the Instacare in Logan on Friday. The woman told her it's $120 to see the doctor. We don't have $120 in our bank account. The woman pointed to the bold-letter sign: "Payment due before receiving service." My wife left. That's the end of the story. We hope it's not a hobo spider bite.
This is free-market health care. Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch are fighting for our right to choose which doctors to be turned away by. Thanks, you brave, government-health-care-insured men.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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