Michael Moore, I need you! (movie-sicko) In the 14 months I have been here it has been a health care merry go round. I was always under the impression that Medicare was excellent health insurance. Yet, practically nobody in Mountain Town accepts it. Couple it with fibromyalgia/chronic pain and nobody will touch you.
So, I have used the e.r., and urgent care clinics in a revolving door sort of way. Actually I only used e.r. 2x because i learned years ago what a burden it puts on the system when standard uninsured over use the e.r. So I use the urgent care, but again, only in urgent situations.
These diseases are excruciating pain that never goes away. The only people in town I know that get pain medication are lying about their situation. Some lie and get the medical marijuana. We live in a society that rewards lying and penalizes honesty.
I can in theory go hours away for my health care............everything in this broken society, everything is such a grueling struggle.