Thirteen grand larceny

A couple of nights ago, a man I know recounted that he had recently dislocated a finger. He didn’t want to pay a huge medical bill, since at the time he didn’t have insurance. He tried to set it himself, but since he lacked the knowledge and was making the injury worse, finally went to the hospital. The bill came to $13,000.  That is simply outrageous.  That’s over a year’s pay for a single person living at the federal poverty line. For a person working a minimum wage job, that ‘s  80% of an entire year’s gross income.  Wrong,  wrong, and wrong. This is neither sane nor just. How did our society come to such a state, and what can we do about it?

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