If I could sue someone's ass for this I would. My wife has a minor pneumothorax, which the radiologist discovered when reading her X-ray after her doctor had examined the digital facsimile sent to her the day it was taken.
At least he was courteous enough to call us just now on a Sunday evening so we could get right down there and get in the queue for a massive hospital bill. It still shouldn't be as bad as the ICU bill another rider got after a more spectacular crash two years ago, but it's hardly a good advertisement for the SERT.
Ironically, I'm scheduled to go to my doctor tomorrow to get something checked out that could be rather bad as well. Remember, kids, if you don't get health insurance through your employer and can't afford it yourself, you are a drain on society and deserve whatever you get. If your luck runs out, you're f***ed and rightly so.
Hell, you could fall in the bathtub and get racked up this badly. But it's still true about health care in this country. Get rich or die trying. It is more desperately important than you might have thought.
Ethically I would rather have to deplete my savings to pay for actual care I'm receiving than to support some parasitic insurance company. The system has to change, and we have to force the change.