We all know that if you need money and go to a bank that you’ll be laughted away. That’s why the working poor can’t get consolidation loans or emergency loans during tough times. Only people with money can get money which isn’t right.
The same thing applies to health care. Poor people can’t get dental care. Poor people can’t get medications when needed. Let’s say a poor person was feeling down because their situation had grown worse and they were concerned that they may not be able to feed their family. They get depressed which affects their job performance and they bring home less money making it more difficult to feed the family. Now, perhaps Prozac or Zoloft or something would help. But the poor person doesn’t have insurance and has to choose between going to the doctor and feeding the family. Of course, then there is the huge outlay of cash for the drugs.
So while the weathly can get Vicodin for “headaches” and recreation, the poor can’t get necessary medicines. I don’t know the fix but something needs to change.