i had two heart attacks walked into the emergency room and was told that I needed to have triple pass right now or I wasn't going to make it out the door. I said, "doc, I have no insurance, no job ." Doc says," That's too bad, your going to die if we don't do this surgery, Too bad your not an illegal alien." I say " why is that?" Doc says, " because in The State of New York we treat them for free."
I had the surgery because I had no choice, as they are wheeling me out of the operating room the administrator comes up to me and says" Mr Allison, you can't leave the hospital until you pay the bill!" $397,000.00. I pay them a dollar a week, what are they gonna do take the heart back. She told me that if I knew I was going to have a heart attack I shouldn't have come there since it was a for profit hospital and I didn't have insurance and that I was one of the reasons insurance rates are so high.
Now I can't get healthcare because of preexisting condition, unless I pay $1200 a month for three years continuously and nothing that has anything to do with the condition would be covered including the $1800.00 a month meds. I need a job with insurance and then the preexisting is automatically covered. I was 33 when this happened at least I made it to 37 or 38 I don't remember , had a stroke as a complication to the surgery a couple of months later, couldn't sue them as apparently I signed a waver sometime after I was sedated. SOB's