Mackenseize’s epilepsy is an important part of her Twitch story, as it is for many people with disabilities who are using Twitch to earn a living.
Thanks to our withering scorn, the douche-bro backpedaled. Imagine what hospitals might do if we rose up.
Between work, life, relationship, and school stress I had enough maladies real or imagined to keep me going to various healers, medical or otherwise.
“I even went to the Minute Clinic after I got hit by the car.”
Being a 20-something with hearing loss has meant many things to me and my everyday life, but the biggest concern for me since entering adulthood has been monetary.
“What the patient really needs is better insurance.”
The physician said it abruptly, matter-of-factly. Her comment was not meant to evoke empathy in the rest of the medical team. She stated it like a diagnosis.
I’m a medical actor, a person who gets paid to inhabit the experiences of imaginary people on the worst days of their lives. The going rate for that is about $20 an hour.
At the beginning of 2014, I put my partner on the medical coverage I receive though my full-time employer. It was a godsend, as going without health insurance and trying to buy your own health insurance in New York City are both surefire paths to the poorhouse. For domestic partners who aren’t married, or for those forbidden from wedding by law, it is perhaps the best work perk you can come by.