Monday, October 14, 2013

No Care Dispair

It is always hard when a patient cries.  You want to comfort them and do all you can to ease their suffering.  Today was one of those days but their was no comforting.  Three separate patients broke down in tears today.  Each has a chronic medical condition and just found out that their employer can not afford to pay the increased cost of their health condition and as a result, they have to go out on their own and purchase Obamacare only to find out that they cant afford it.  I did my best to try to help them and assured them that I would take care of them no matter what.  That didn't comfort them because they didn't know how they were going to pay for their meds and the hospital costs.  So much for the affordable care act.