Is this indicative of the state of health care in the United States?
I have been sick since last Friday. I have a low grade fever, stuffy nose, and cough. I also have a severe sore throat.
I have no health insurance for myself.
I went to a prompt care yesterday and after a three minute examination and a throat culture I was told I didn’t have strep. I was then informed that it was more than likely a viral infection and that I just needed to let it “run it’s course”. The doctor looked in my ears, listened to my chest, and looked at my throat. He didn’t even check my glands.
I have spent more time and felt that I received better service in a McDonald’s drive-thru. I understand that with a virus you do need to let it run it’s course but I feel that I was rushed on through because I was a self pay.
I also still feel like dogshit. Are there any other members of the uninsured that feel like second class citizens when it comes to quality medical treatment?
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