Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Doubly unfortunate

First, it's very sad that acclaimed DC actor Frank Britton was assaulted at the Silver Spring Metro and is in the hospital.

But this is really sad:
Members of the D.C. theater community have started a GoFundMe page to help offset his medical expenses.
Nobody should need to crowdsource his medical bills. Nobody.

(What's not sad is that the goal has been well and truly exceeded.)

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At 12:44 PM, May 29, 2014 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Don't forget the triply unfortunate -- those uninsured folks who need health care but aren't as esteemed or famous (or have enough friends and admirers who care sufficiently, or who have the know-how to raise money), so they have no prospects of having their medical bills covered by crowd-sourcing. I wish those who smugly rail against "entitlements" would look at such things from this angle.

At 1:43 PM, May 29, 2014 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Well, that's what I meant - it's not sad that he has friends who set this up for him. It's sad that anybody should need such a thing.

But yes, if people didn't have this access, they're just out of luck. Bankruptcy from medical expenses is a horrible reality in the US.


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