Nothing is better than waking up after the first good night of sleep you’ve had in over a week and not feel dazed or be in pain.
Once again, I want to mention that I’m very impressed by the US healthcare system on my second encounter with it. Yesterday, I went to a place called Express Care. It’s a little clinic for those who don’t have a regular doctor in the area and those who don’t want to go to the emergency room. These Express Care places are located in many little towns in the area, including mine. The one I went to is located right across the street from where I live. What was great about it was that I got to see a nurse and then a doctor immediately and didn’t have to wait at all. Paper-filling and signing was reduced to a minimum, which is important when you are in pain. And as you can see from yesterday’s late night’s posts and today’s optimistic tone of my writing, the medical professionals there really helped.
The best thing about the Express Care place, though, was that there were posters everywhere informing people that even if they had no medical insurance and couldn’t pay, they would still be helped. So if I arrived with no insurance card and no money, the doctors still wouldn’t have turned me away. “This is the law”, the posters said.
Does anybody know if this is part of Obama’s healthcare plan, or if the laws guaranteeing that urgent medical care will not be denied to those who can’t pay existed before Obama’s presidency?