Double-amputee is unable to get job, health insurance – Woman forced to use emergency rooms for costly treatment
As if being a double-amputee wasn’t enough of a challenge, Moore, 21, has battled a host of other birth defects, including an upside-down kidney and a blocked urethra, the tube to her bladder, making her susceptible to kidney infections.
What’s making her struggle even tougher, though, is the fact she can’t find a job.
Which means she can’t get health care insurance. Which means she doesn’t have a primary care physician.
So when Moore gets sick — which is often — her only recourse is to spend hours waiting in hospital emergency rooms for a doctor to see her.
Amazing irony at the end of the article:
“I always have to look at it like tomorrow will bring something else. God has always taken care of me,” she said. “I know that this is not going to be like it is forever.”
Note to Ms. Moore: God is imaginary