Good to hear another perspective,so sorry it wasn't as positive as the other story.Good health, preventative medicine and being able to access care when needed for everyone is the one most important things this country unlike other developed countries has failed to consider and is causing us to fall behind other countries in every way. Many are forced into the nomadic lifestyle due to medical and medicine bills forcing them to learn to live cheaply, many without a vehicle. Progress has been made but until everyone is educated and offered the opportunity to stay healthy without going bankrupt I won’t be thanking anyone. Glad your wife is well and the “system” worked for you. My wife on the other hand who has BCBS after verifying her hospital was in network and her costs would be paid as we had already met her $6,000 deductible recieved a notice 3 days after being released we would owe $33,000. She also had to have rehabilitation which they had said they would pay for for thirty days but couldn’t verify until after the surgery. The hospital furnished a cab and suggested she go to a motel when BCBS refused to pay for rehabilitation the doctors stated was required not once but twice. From my point of view there are still a few things need to be worked out.
But that's the thing about being connected to everyone here on this forum- it's informative , inspiring and life changing.
We are all connected to the van -a box on wheels...some of us are forced into it and some are seeking adventures.
It seems the baby boomers are more than likely forced into it because we seem to suffer the most.... because of health issues which can turn into a monetary crisis.
Hopefully this new year will be better for everyone - God bless!