The Condition Of Their Condition
Hey Everyone!! :-)
I've got a little more of Alyce's adventure to share with you, today! Enjoy! :-)
Excerpt from sci-fi satire novel:
"One thing we heard was quite common in your healthcare system is a 'wallet biopsy', but we couldn't discern enough about what it was to even begin to create an exhibit about it. It certainly didn't seem credible that it could be a literal descriptive term."
I held my stare on Squid-boy for another half a second and then turned to look at the taller alien. With a bitter laugh, I said, "Well, sugar, that's actually almost exactly what it is."
"What do you mean?"
"How can they do such a thing?" exclaimed Squid-boy.
"What is 'insurance'?" asked Yax.
I rolled my eyes. "They can do it because they're more concerned about money than they are about patients' health. There are reasons for that; it isn't cheap to keep a hospital open or to operate a physician's practice, there are all kinds of expenses involved. And health insurance is something where people pay a company money every month and if they get sick or injured, that company is supposed to pay for their treatment. In theory."