Navy Veteran Tells Sanders 'I'm Going To Kill Myself' At Nevada Town Hall

Bernie Supporters Start GoFundMe For Navy Veteran Saddled with $139k Medical Debt

In the spirit of ‘we are in this together’ a Bernie supporter from Virginia started a GoFundMe for a Navy Veteran who had told Sanders he was prepared to end his life because he couldn’t get the care he needed and had no way to pay off his $139,000 medical bill.

FOR OVER 40 YEARS I DIDN’T WORRY ABOUT MEDICAL BILLS UNTIL I MOVED TO AMERICA

The bill for three nights of hospital stay, access to oxygen, food and the routine checkup came with a shocking bill of $32,000. I was literally gobsmacked, but we were lucky; because we had our travel insurance with us, the out of pocket cost was AU$100 (US$73) and the Australian travel insurance took care of the rest of the bill.

Lee Camp: STOP ARGUING, Both Sides Of Healthcare Debate Exploit The Sick For Profit

The reason the healthcare debate isn’t actually a debate in this country is because talk of single-payer universal healthcare isn’t anywhere near the conversation. It’s so marginalized, which is pathetic, because the US is the only developed country in the world that doesn’t provide this to its citizens. When the idea of healthcare as a human right isn’t part of the US healthcare debate, guess what? – There ain’t no real debate.