Patrick in Hagerstown, Maryland
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Patrick has been on and off insurance all his life. “More off than on,” he further clarified for me. “My credit rating is trashed because of ‘medical stuff.’” And in the 80s he had a skull injury. “I actually had insurance but not everything was covered so I just couldn’t pay.” He seemed relaxed for someone for whom the system seemed not to work—forced into debt, even with insurance, and now suffering the consequence of ruined credit. But perhaps one gets used to such predicament.