I overheard a conversation between two acquaintances and didn’t want to butt in, but…one of them had a friend living on disability in the middle of nowhere. He had a medical emergency and was brought by ambulance to a hospital over 100 miles away. Treated, stayed there a couple of days.
Then he was released, and I mean, released - told he could go back home. He had no one to pick him up, so he paid a taxi to drive him back home. It cost over $450.
I was wondering, shouldn’t Medicaid or social services or…something have stepped in here? He somehow got the money to pay for it in cash, but is this typical? What if he didn’t have any money for a taxi?