How many of us are one treatment away from bankruptcy for having cancer or a blood disease, etc. We all are aware of someone who is in this situation, or may be in the future. What if your daughter had a child with a serious disease. Could mom pay for the treatments? If so, for how long. My point is, we could be in this situation, any time. But then again, we are all covered under o'bummer health care. WOOPS, you can't afford the premiums? Now what????? They'll get their money first. Before any treatments will be completed.
I know of a man that has throat cancer. His first round of chemo was $4500.00. Before his second and subsequent treatments, the hospital wanted the money in advance,$4000.00 each. Now he has been through weeks of chemo. I haven't seen him lately, I pray he is getting the care he needs. I pray for him and I ask you do also. He has spoken of suicide, and if I were in his shoes, it would be his point of view.
I've have chronic back pain, They equipped me with an implanted pain pump that goes to my spinal cord. It helps but isn't the cure. There isn't one! So, for the rest of my life, I will be in pain 24/7 365. There isn't a day that goes by, I don't think of taking a handful of pills, and just go to sleep, forever. I cannot imagine being homeless, or not being able to care for myself. Let's all pray for the homeless and the downtrodden. After all, any one of us might be in the same place they are. Count your blessings daily.