I Would Go Bankrupt

United States

I was rear-ended at high speed on a California freeway 25 years ago which injured my neck. A neurosurgeon recommended an operation, but I refused. Thanks to yoga and chiropractic, I've been relatively symptom free all these years. Yet under the old system, I tried and could not get individual insurance and went without for 7 or 8 years. I figured if I had a non-emergency, I would go to Thailand or India, and if I had an emergency, I would go bankrupt. This is not a choice I wish for anyone. People do no realize how easy it is to be in a similar situation. I am extremely grateful to have Obamacare.