No insurance, no problem if you have a fat wallet
Today I may rant. A little. OK a lot. No insurance is a huge problem in this country, and it needs to be fixed. Our healthcare system is beyond broke.
I take prescriptions daily, and am blessed enough to get the most expensive free through a program the drug companies have. They do not advertise these programs. Ask your doctor. It’s the only way you find out. So I only take two right now I pay for. Not too bad right?
Yes, right and wrong, because inevitably I get sick. I have no immune system and every year I get sick at least three times. This time I contracted a heavy case of bronchitis. The doctor assured me he was writing cheap prescriptions. I was relieved until I got to the pharmacy and found out “cheap” was over 140 of pills!!! That’s with all but one being generic!! We left off the anti-nausea pill and just got the other three, still paying a whopping 71 dollars. A friend had to pay.
I do think I qualify for Medicaid, but I didn’t know that until last week. So I will now be jumping through hoops to attempt to get that. It will be incredibly helpful. I will not have to pay 72 every other month for one doctor, and will be able to get into a neurologist ASAP for my migraines among other things. So there is hope.
What about people who don’t qualify for programs that help? They make just a little too much. Maybe they run a small business. Insurance is literally almost 200 a month for a small business owner if they want to get a plan worth a damn, and that’s not including dental insurance.
So for people like me National Health is the Holy Grail. I would pay 25 or so a month to get help with my stuff! People with insurance, rich people, etc. don’t want a national health program. The prescription companies line their pockets and don’t want one. 15 dollars for a generic antibiotic older than me? Seriously. Shame on you drug companies.
So that’s a rant, and not well written, but the point of it all is healthcare here is broken. People die of illnesses because they have no insurance, people don’t take their medications, and in the case of Psych meds often end of homeless, confused and alone. This has to change, and our political system needs to let it change and quit being so damn stubborn. Ignore the special interest and look at your true interest congress. We the people. Who elected you because you’re the closest thing we can trust to make our country safe and our lives a bit better. Have compassion, really look at this country and think about the people suffering and DO something.
I need to rest now. So end rant.