Thanks for the article Aurora. I tis hell to be chronically ill in America without insurance. I struggle every day with it. I'm very glad that my nephrologist and the lab they use do give me discounts, but some of the required tests are very expensive even without it. Wish I could move, but I'm too sick to.
@Michelle I wish I lived in Canada. It is devastating. I have chronic conditions such as kidney disease and have no health insurance or a way to get it or afford it even with HCR as it is now. I have to pay out of pocket for all my many lab tests, medications, doctor visits, etc. I could never get a transplant here becaue I already talked to Meicare here and they said I would not be covered even though kidney patients when they get down to dialysis or a transplant are suposed to get some coverage. I'm not there yet, but I just plan on dying as peacefully as I can when I get there. Our politicians don't care and even though most Western countries provide some form of health care for their citizens, this ountry doesn't. If I had had decent doctors in the first place, I never would have gotten in this condition, but they were bad doctors and never diagnosed the problems I was having. It took me nearly dying and ending up in ICU before those doctors found the truth. I am ashamed of my own country for the lack of ccaring they have towards sick people. Plus I am unble to work now due to even more conditions besides this one, I never took a dime from the government either. I struggle to pay the medical bills and trying to pay off old hospital bills. It just adds more stress to people that are already struggling.