“For these unwanted 10 minutes I now owe $2,300.” [Sarah Blahovec, November 23]
“[Opioid] treatment deserts in certain geographical areas force patients to travel greater distances, which is consequently interpreted by algorithms as aberrant behavior. This in turn leads to patients being denied treatment based on higher PDMP scores.” [Northeastern University Law Review Forum, October 31]
“You price off what you can get, not what the thing costs, and it leads to massive bloat in our prices because insurance can’t do shit about it.” [Current Affairs, November 21]
“They refused to believe that I was in as much pain as I said I was in. Instead, they would gather their entire team of nurses and interns into my examination room to gawk. . .” [The Mary Sue, November 25]
“If he gets deported, he’d practically be lost in Mexico, because he doesn’t know Mexico. I brought him here very young and, with his illness, where is he going to go? He’s likely to end up on the street.” [Kaiser Health News, November 26]
Photo: Armory Square Hospital, Interior of Ward K (c. 1863), by Alexander Gardner. Used under a Creative Commons license.