By Katie Barrett, March 26, 2019
In response to the March 20, 2019, letter “Single-payer health insurance would take away patient choice,” by Rhett Cox.
As a bartender in the past, I spent many years listening to people’s worries. Health care is personal for almost everyone, myself included. My husband also has diabetes, and despite his being on Medicare, it cost us $6,700 last year. Like Mr. Cox, my husband’s life depends on daily treatment.
I have the cheapest insurance I can find with a $4,000 deductible. Last year, our added out-of-pocket approached $9,000 because I got sick. This year, I’ll try to avoid doctors, as most do when faced with bill after bill, above your monthly premium.
Working-class people, like us, are hurt the most. If anything really bad happens, we could lose all our savings or even our home…