The coronavirus pandemic has upended the global economy and society, but people living in countries like the United States without a universal healthcare system are facing a particularly dangerous situation. Despite promises from the CDC and politicians, many people in the U.S. are facing hospital bills after seeking care for coronavirus, while others are avoiding care due to the potential cost. Those who do seek care sometimes have to fight their insurance companies for pre-approval.
The United States is also facing unprecedented unemployment levels, and many of us who lose our jobs will lose our health insurance as well.
Please tell us your story about your experiences trying to access healthcare during this unprecedented public health crisis. Whether you sought care and received a large bill, or avoided care due to fear of a bill your stories will help us to fight for Medicare for All, and a healthcare system that truly provides health security for all.