Wearing the shirt was dumb, but I’m disinclined (without more information) to shame her for pulling this scam to get medical attention. It’s rough out here.
If there was single-payer free at the point of use healthcare for all then situations like this wouldn’t occur.
I can’t imagine this person wanted to impersonate her dead sister just to get access to healthcare.
The surprising thing is that she thought it would have a chance of working. If the sister didn’t have any coverage she’d hardly be worth impersonating, since that wouldn’t improve the odds of treatment; but if she did have coverage the odds would be very, very, good that she is on file(as indeed she was).
For an ER-and-run I can see it working; but that’s also the situation most likely to work without coverage. For anything longer term, somebody is going to fill out a form and throw up the error before the medical side is finished with you. There must be something complicating this story somehow.
They should also go ahead and round up whomever designed that shirt, because yeesh, talk about a crime.
Or that she thought she had nothing to lose by trying.
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