But beyond the initial punch to the wallet, the awfulness of ridiculous medical bills extends to places you might not have thought.
I wrote a new column. If you don’t read it it means that you hate America.
I’m not even against medicaid expansion. What I have a problem with is the lack of industry reform. If getting an eyepatch didn’t cost $90, or if it wasn’t $200 for a visit to a psych where they ask how you’re feeling and give you a refill of your meds, or if doctors didn’t have to spend every waking hour concerned about losing everything on a medical malpractice suit because they are human [it’s the ‘Murican way to sue everyone for every possible reason- forget the fact that sometimes shit happens. No, it’s God’s will for me to become rich as fuck because this doctor trying to help me is to blame because I didn’t listen when they told me that I shouldn’t take this med if I have this particular problem]. … Healthcare would be cheaper in general.