The next time I decide it would be a good idea to take on the oppressive state healthcare system for us poor folks (Medicaid) without even the benefit of land line telephone or internet access, smack me. I should be physically barred from ever entering this country. Either the dinosaur of Medicaid and all its state-level minions are going to destroy me, or I will somehow find it within my means to ignore all else, find a fantastic lawyer, and rip the beast to shreds. Dinosaur of government versus one small gimpy girl with a broken arse and no money… the odds are against me from the beginning.
Yeah, have I mentioned that I am unable to find any doctor within a half hour\’s commute to be my primary care physician / general practitioner, other than the three medical practices who have had difficulties administering my allergy shots in the past (including nearly fatally overdosing me and putting me into anaphylactic shock last October)? No doctors. None. All the numbers in my provider directory are out of service. All the other doctors are pediatrics or not accepting new patients. I get to choose between seeing doctors who almost killed me, driving almost an hour (and doing further damage to my back/bum in the process) to see another doctor, or not see any doctor at all (which in this country also means no allergy shots unless I return to paying for it all out of pocket, which is a problem).
I think part of the reason Australia is just so damn attractive to me is because I don\’t have to put up with this sort of shit there.