is how much both of my hospitalizations would have cost last year (not counting doctor’s appointments, which would up the cost to about $80,000) without the Affordable Care Act.
$3,000 is how much we had to pay out of pocket, because the total amount we spend on healthcare per year is capped at around $7,000 thanks to my still being covered under my mom’s company insurance.
The thing is, it’s possible to buy insurance from your school, but I had to withdraw for a year, and when you’re not a student, guess what happens to your college based insurance?
I was so incredibly lucky, and it scares me to think that other people in similar situations might not be as lucky in the future. Please cast your vote for affordable healthcare this november.