Americans Dying Because of No Public Health Care Plan

by Ben Cohen

A horrific story about aDr Joseph Manley, a former practicing doctor, unable to pay for medical care once he got sick himself:

He remained uninsured and largely untreated for his progressively

severe condition for the following 11 years. Blood tests that could

have diagnosed him correctly were not done because he couldn’t afford

the $200. Having lost his practice, he lost his mansion on the hill and

now lives in a one-bedroom apartment in the suburbs. His Porsches have

made way for bangers. Many times this erstwhile pillar of the medical

establishment had to go without food in order to pay for basic


The rest of the story looks at a poor town in Kansas where few are insured and free medical care is at a bare minimum. The result of no public health care infrastructure, unfortunately, leads to unnecessary chronic disease, unemployment, and in many cases, death.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.