It all has to do with Obamacare. Not to say that it hasn't helped countless people, but it definitely screwed over the middle class that pay for insurance and then pay out of pocket a ridiculous amount. Thankfully we have a $3k out of pocket max per person per year, so now I'm just taking advantage of it and going to as many doctors as I can lol. It also helped out with all the added procedures like the d&c, unexpected hospital stay and now even more procedures. No fun, but definitely better that they are 'free.'
We have state insurance as well and we paid $175 of the $50k hospital bill. I don't understand how they can charge that much, it blows my mind. My mom worked in billing for a hospital and she said the hospital would pay $7 for crutches and bill the patient $150! I also hate getting a bunch of separate bills, and I wish they would just combine everything. In total we paid about $2,000 (hospital, epidural, pedi on call, etc.)
We NEED a national health care system that people can OPT OUT of.
@MamabeagleClearly you don't understand what I said. They can opt out of if they want to buy privatized health insurance. Instead of needing to apply for assistance, everyone would automatically be enrolled in the NHS.