Six Questions That Should Be Asked (Healthcare House Party Corrente style)
Questions to get us started. Revise, replace, add your own as necessary. We'll compile and you can choose the ones you want to use at house parties or online as you go.
Edited based on comments. Sorry if I missed tipping a hat to anyone.
The list is getting long. Damn, good questions though.
1. Have you or anyone in your family ever failed to seek medical attention because you couldn’t afford it? (h/t a little night…)
2. Have you or anyone in your family ever failed to seek medical attention because you couldn’t afford treatment though you had health insurance? (h/t a little night…)
3. Have you ever lost your health insurance? If so, why?
4. Have you ever been refused health insurance? If so, why?
5. Have you ever had to change doctors, delay treatment, or pay higher deductibles because of a pre-existing condition or long-term illness? Are you delaying treatment now? (h/t a little night…)
6. Do you have health insurance now? If not, why not? If so, how do you pay for it?
7. Have you ever asked your parents or children to help you financially because of overwhelming medical bills?
8. Have you ever given up a job or assets to qualify for health insurance programs designed to help people living in poverty?
9. Have you ever lost your job because of a medical condition you put off seeking treatment for until it became so serious, you had to miss work a lot?
10. Have you ever foregone treatment because of the paperwork required by insurance companies?
11. Does what you've heard about or your experience of insurance companies stop or delay you from seeking medical help when you need it?
12. Have you ever gone without necessary medication because you can't afford it or it is not covered by your health insurance? (h/t Iphie)
13. Has your insurance company ever refused to pay for your prescriptions, and instead substituted their option over the judgment of your doctor? (h/t Iphie)
14. Have you ever avoided getting a diagnosis because you lacked health insurance, or didn't want to risk going on record with a pre-existing condition? (h/t
15. Has anyone you know ever contemplated either suicide or refusing to get treatment for a life threatening and/or chronic condition because he or she didn't want to bankrupt his or her loved ones? Have you known anyone that died because of such a choice? (h/t tnjen)