By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Uninsurance is portrayed as being like a disease; it has even been called an epidemic. At a minimum, it puts you one medical bill away from bankruptcy, and you might even die from it, they say.
Yet some people I know, even doctors, do not want to buy health insurance.
And I know of at least one person who was very lucky to have had hers cancelled.
Here’s her story. She told an acquaintance, who happened to be a physician, about her eye symptoms. “Wouldn’t you know! I lost my insurance a couple months ago, and now this!”