And Much of What is Right About America
Apparently the health care bill for a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing will have a $300,000 bill for the surgery and care needed after he lost both of his legs. And this individual was one of the few
who did not have health insurance. So
he will pay for his care.
Jeff Bauman, who lost two legs in the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week and helped identify the attackers, is without health insurance… and the Internet wants to help.
One can easily imagine Conservatives cheering this news, and saying this is why we don’t need the government involved in health insurance, that individuals can take care of their own bills. And one can easily imagine Conservative think tanks like the Heritage or Hoover groups saying something like this.
“Well this person would have had a lot lower bill if he had just shopped around for his amputation. He apparently was just too lazy to check with several hospitals while he was lying on the ground injured with his legs blown off by the blast, and if he did he probably would have found a clinic in
Mississippi to treat him for a lot
less. The free market works if you just