Nothing About American Healthcare is Normal.

How much longer are Americans going to accept living like this?

Lauren Elizabeth

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It’s no secret that out of all of the reasons I chose to support Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for President when he announced his intentions to run in 2015, the reason that has always been at the forefront of my mind was his desire to transform America’s broken healthcare system. Unfortunately, as the nation experiences its worst public health crisis in modern history, the disgrace of our profit-driven health insurance system only continues to grow more readily apparent. I’m sure many, if not most of us have grown numb to the steady influx of new gofundme accounts popping up on our Facebook feeds for health concerns. But it’s difficult not to click on one, read through its contents, and wonder how any of this is normal. Nothing about American healthcare is normal.

As if the idea that some parents have to grapple with either taking their child to the hospital or being able to afford to feed them in the richest nation on earth wasn’t enough to make us pause about the state of our healthcare system, Representative Katie Porter’s sister recently gave her followers on Twitter good reason to stop and think as well.

Dr. Emily Porter recently tweeted an image of a notice of denial from her insurance company, where she was…

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx