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  •  Sorry to Read that. I Learned that Lesson at 30. (12+ / 0-)

    I was young and feeling 100% healthy and well.

    That still didn't keep me from getting appendicitis.

    Luckily, I at least had an ER coverage plan that covered almost 70% of my hospital costs.

    If I didn't have that, I would be staring down $10,000 in hospital bills.

    It's good to have health insurance no matter how young one is.

    Hope your daughter gets better soon.

    I'm a "right-wing freak show," or at least that's what one nobody on DKOS seems to think.

    by kefauver on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 11:04:56 AM PST

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    •  My "invincible" son learned that same lesson (7+ / 0-)

      the hard way at a similar age.  And since he did not have insurance, the care he received was not as it should have been, leading to a ruptured appendix even though he was at the hospital and should have had it removed in time and a nearly fatal brush with infection. Given the shoddy care he received, the hospital "forgave" most of the bill.

      “The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem

      by ahumbleopinion on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 11:35:39 AM PST

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    •  Mallory Towers (1+ / 0-)
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      As a kid, I was an avid reader of Enid Blyton boarding school novels. As part of the plot, the girls get injured in sports accidents and fires, and somebody always falls dramatically ill. In Mallory Towers, appendicitis was prominently featured, and it happened to a seventh-grader.

      So while Enid Blyton, with all her privileged private school heroines, does not prepare one for real life, her readers do get reminded early on that the young are vulnerable and need doctors.

      261.A wealthy man can afford anything except a conscience. -Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

      by MaikeH on Thu Feb 13, 2014 at 02:50:52 PM PST

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