Just before you get too lost in the wonkiness of health policy, just remember the financial implications of being sick in the wrong circumstancesin this country. Here’s a woman with a sick kid who is going to have her husband take a pay cut so that she can qualify for S-CHIP.
And here’s a benefit tonight in Richmond Virginia, for Kellie Brown, a student who needed an emergency appendectomy and has dropped out of college to pay of the $10,000 she owes. I kicked in a few bucks; if you’re feeling nice you might too.
Think of the economic insanity of these two things–someone dropping out of college, and someone moving to a lower pay grade because of health care costs!And no, this shit does not happen anywhere else in the civilized world.