"Am I bad person?" Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to.
The emergency room bill I can’t stop thinking about.
is essentially reciting the last story I wrote for
. You can read it here
Today’s my last day at Vox, and this is my last story. It’s about an emergency room bill I read in January, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about.
“Am I bad person?” Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to. This ER billing story just totally broke my heart.
Kamala Harris was talking about this very real situation reported by
Sky-high medical bills shape patients’ lives; families are waiting in hospital parking lots for fear of how much it would cost to step inside. “I’m weighing my daughter’s life against how much the bill is going to cost.”
Let the record show that Harris's emergency-room story was drawn from the brilliant reporting of
“I’m weighing my daughter’s life against how much the bill is going to cost.”
She sat in the parking lot, ‘just encase’. Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to. #financialtoxicity #drugcost #er
shoutout from Kamala Harris!
We ration access to health care in the United States and this is what it looks like
Are we surprised that parents with poisoned children are losing their minds, sitting in the parking lot of the ER, trying to decide whether to go in or not? Blows my mind. This isn't first world. It's not even close.
Annals of U.S. health care: Why one mom didn’t take her kid to the ER — even after poison control said to, by
American healthcare prices are ridiculously high & you have no idea how much it will cost until you get the bill. And even if you pay premiums & have insurance, it might only cover a small fraction of the cost.