On How to Get Health Care While Uninsured

Thank you so very much for the entirety of this article, and to each of you who took time to comment with your personal experiences and/or advice. I'm personally in the process of researching how to get thyroid labs done, as am also uninsured. Uninsured, and temporarily out of work while I recover from back surgery. Luckily, for a ruptured lumbar disk, I made it into a clinical trial and haven't had any medical expenses. I asked my specialist about some symptoms I was having and after a few questions, he said I had better see about getting my thyroid checked. He's an ortho, obviously, but his wife was diagnosed with grave's while at college. I suppose I lucked out a little there, a sports medicine guy immediately recognizing my symptoms, based purely on personal experience. Anyway, now the search ensues for affordable tests and diagnosis. Reading the article gave me hope that I might actually be able to get these tests DONE, and reading the comments reinforces a belief I've had for a while: having insurance quite commonly doesn't save anyone a dime, it doesn't pay for most things you would NEED if you got SICK, and finally that we are living in possibly the greediest, most amoral medical system in the free world

Posted on July 22, 2012 at 10:21 am 1