I’d RATHER go to a doctor at his or her office. I’d rather go anywhere other than the free clinic in town. I don’t have that option though if I wish to receive any kind of treatment for whatever ills of the day are annoying me.
I lost my insurance after the second heart attack. I lost far more than just my healthcare…but that is a different story.
Now, I am un-insurable according to my finances. I could get “high risk” insurance but since George doesn’t make 5K a month, we just can’t afford it….so I utilize the free clinic…and health fairs.
This morning I am off to wait in line for five or six hours so I can get a flu shot. It is worth it to me, but annoying that I have to waste so much time in order to get it. I would prefer that doc’s office visit,..or even a visit to a local pharmacy……….but I don’t have insurance and can’t afford it. A new doc visit is an average of 350.00. A visit to a pharmacy for a shot only is $45.00………and that is too high for the budget we have.