LetsFixIt

I hate GoFundMe pages for medical expenses. I see them on my Facebook feed all the time, and try to avoid clicking on them. My problem isn’t with the people asking for money, it’s with the fact that they need to ask for money for healthcare in the first place. It breaks my heart that people are basically begging for their lives, dependent on strangers to help them get the care they so desperately need. I wish our system wasn’t set up this way. I wish hospitals didn’t charge $20 for a $0.10 vial of normal saline. I wish patients didn’t sue doctors and hospitals for accidents, causing the cost of care for everyone else to skyrocket. We need to fix this system. We need all the GoFundMe pages to be college kids wanting to travel the world, not fathers wanting to pick up their children again. But until this happens, I’ll just have to cry a little and pray for the patients, like this one, every time I forget to look away in time.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s