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Clinic Voices Storytelling Project

Pay Insurance or Pay Rent?

Why did you come to Physicians CareConnection?

I was referred to the clinic because I hadn’t had insurance for a couple years and was unemployed when I had pain for six months and I discovered that I had a hole in my lower wisdom tooth. I signed up last year for health insurance. I couldn’t afford it, I have kids that deserve that money, rent to pay…. Pay insurance or pay rent? Pay insurance or eat? It makes common sense to fund places like this. You know, I signed up last year and I couldn’t afford it. What is messed up is they will have me pay and still not get premium things like dental or vision. So many are struggling in general paying for insurance just makes it worse.