I have not been to a doctor in 18 years.
I feel fine. I suppose if I collapse and go to the ER I'll have no choice, but the hospital bill would no doubt be enormous and I have no health insurance anyway, the bill would likely cost more than I make in 2 years.
Obamacare penalties were far cheaper than actually buying into that broken mess. Trumpcare is total bullshit nonsense that will be even worse so no wonder it's been shot down. And to make things worse, everyone I know with medical insurance still not only has hefty co-pay expenses anyway, but more often than not they have issues with insurance not wanting to pay for shit making them call and play phone tag for hours to straighten it out. It's like the companies make it so frustrating hoping people will simply give up and not bother with it.
Know what? If I did turn out to have cancer or something else wrong with me I'd rather not know. It's not like I could treat it. Having another thing to worry about constantly isn't something I need piled onto my plate.
I've seen friends and coworkers struggle with the medical system. Doctors are always forced by the big pharma companies to push some new pill that's barely been tested instead of an old pill that's proven and so many of them end up sicker than they started. Once or twice a year I hear from a friend or relative about someone who dies because of medical incompetence, worse so with the elderly because it sounds to me like once a person hits a certain age, the doctors stop caring or putting in real effort. One person's grandfather had prostate cancer and his doctor did not inform the man literally for "lol he's old he'll die soon anyway". I hear from friends who go to the ER with serious issues and have to sit for an hour or more to get looked at, and I wonder how many people die a year from such waits. Emergency implies "right now".
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