Friday, August 27, 2010
Let´s fight healthcare costs one dollar at a time
Once again, I feel compelled to rave about the private medical system here in Rio de Janeiro.
As I´ve mentioned before, my husband had one of his lungs spontaneously collapse on him and he spent a decent amount of time in the hospital (including the ICU). We didn´t pay a dime!
A friend of mine from high school was in a car accident recently. Thankfully he´s a smart young man and got himself some health insurance. Regardless, it only covers 70%. 70 % you say, not too bad, right? Well, these kinds of things add up, especially with the price of medical care stateside. He already owes more than $15,000. Let´s add to the occasion that the poor guy is self employed. So, as luck would have it, he´s not only racking up bills, but also not getting paid.
Poor guy is taking it both ways and I don´t think that´s what he ordered.
The point of this post is that some closer friends of his are reaching out and starting to raise funds for him. Check out his site Is Steve Still Alive?
I know the economy is tight -I think someone is pinching quarters out of my purse while I´m sleeping- but every little bit helps. So if you got a extra couple of bucks, or find my missing quarters, let´s donate them to keeping Steve financial future out of the hands of the Man!