Sick? Well you’ll go broke quickly.
With medical bills coming to fruition, I often wonder to myself if it is worth it to seek mental healthcare. Who do I pay, the clinics or my prescriptions? Budgeting is important, but when you are in crisis, does it matter? I have struggled with this reality for a couple of months now, if I just wasn’t ill and had problems or issues, maybe I wouldn’t be in medical debt. So for the next few weeks, as I struggle with panic rushes and anxiety attacks, I will instantly know that there is a hidden cost at the clinic I go to, that was undenoted. Do I pick my meds over food? Do I pick mental health over gas to drive to work? Do I merely surrender it all and end it all? These are important questions and are one of the key reasons I believe we should have some sort of basic healthcare rights in this nation. If you are too sick, you won’t be robbing Peter to pay Paul. This is fucked up and it shouldn‘t stand! Please comment below with your stories of medical bill piling up. This is a question for most of us that suffer from illnesses. Medical illnesses will end up piling up with nothing left for us to do. There is hope out there, but in the US and many other capitalistic economies it is very frustrating.
– Tommi Asylum