Measha Brueggergosman has some doubts about the health care system.
“As patients, we’re made to feel like we should be thankful for whatever we get, but that’s a lie which keeps our health-care system from improving,” she says, holding court, and delivering strong judgment, as a cavalcade of well-wishers, hairdressers and PR men saunter through her home.
“Restaurants are more technologically savvy than our health-care service providers and, while I believe in paying taxes, when a hospital doesn’t listen or is patronizing or misses something they should see, our system is definitely wrong. We’ve been lazy in keeping our health-care system accountable because it’s free, but you get what you pay for,” she says. “I felt like I was doomed from the start.”