I was contacted through Facebook by a woman in Galveston County with a health care issue.
She is 63 years old and her only source of income is her monthly $988 Social Security check. She has been in excellent health and, except for work-required physicals, had not seen a doctor in 20 years ... until she broke her ankle.
She received treatment from a nearby emergency room where the doctor put a temporary splint on the ankle and referred her to an orthopedist. The orthopedist looked at her X-rays and said she had to have surgery which would cost at least $10,000.