Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jay in Plymouth, Indiana

Jay in Plymouth, Indiana
Originally uploaded by walk4healthcare

Jay is the manager of the Days Inn in Plymouth. He told me the story of his uncle (a U.S. citizen by the way) who had a heart attack and required a triple bypass operation. “He didn’t have insurance, though and the operation would cost about $118,000.” There was no way that he could pay that money—the money that would save (or at least extend) his life. And so he ended up having the operation in India which, with airfare, cost about $35,000. Jay shook his head. “It doesn’t make sense how America can’t take care of Americans”

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