Felix Nolde

Vermonters should follow through with universal health care

I now live in Guilford, but I grew up in Germany with universal health care.

I miss the German system: after you pay your monthly contributions (based on income), you are covered for anything medical that might come up (dental included), with no copays or deductibles!

For six years, I have lived in the USA, and my health has deteriorated because I haven't sought help when I should. The fear of unexpected costs is too big.

Is this medication covered under my plan? A certain procedure? How much will it be if I have to pay myself? Doctors rarely know. If I don't know the bill for a treatment that I might have to pay, I won't accept it. My financial situation doesn't allow gambling like that.

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