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Pay your insurance co-pay & then the hospital will take care of you

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To The Daily Sun,

There is something desperately wrong with the system when a supposedly non-profit hospital will turn you away if you do not have health insurance, or if you do have insurance but cannot afford or have the co-pay. You may as well just roll up and die because they will not take care of you.

Do not let this shock you, it is the new norm to turn people away. But and this you will not believe: they will do a sex change on you free of charge and my tax dollars will pay for it.

In the last few weeks, a young woman went to the hospital because she was so sick she thought she was going to die, and because she was uninsured, they made her sit in the lobby for seven hours waiting for help, finally telling her to go to Dartmouth for help as they wouldn't see her. An 85-year-old woman went to the hospital with pneumonia, and because she had insurance but didn't have the co-pay with her, refused to see her. This is now the norm.

Pay your co-pay and they will take care of you, but your co-pay must be paid first. We all knew this was coming, or at least the people with brains knew it. So perhaps only people with brains should be allowed to vote?

As for the sex changes being paid by the state with our tax money, as soon as this is known to all the people desiring this operation, there will be a flood of people moving to New Hampshire demanding their free reassignment. Are you just going to sit there and let the state throw away money on non-life threatening operations, while the elderly and poor go without help? Perhaps some of you with a little more income could help with the co-pays. But for God's sake, do not give it to the state, we all know how foolish those spendy people are.

Bev Buker