“Trina Bachtel was having health problems while pregnant, and she tried to get help at a local clinic. Unfortunately, she had previously sought care at the same clinic while uninsured and had a large unpaid balance. The clinic wouldn’t see her again unless she paid $100 per visit — which she didn’t have. Eventually, she sought care at a hospital 30 miles away. By then, however, it was too late. Both she and the baby died.” (Krugman 1-3).
These kinds of occurrences are intolerable, and yet they are not rare. Many other people