Letters to the Editor

Health care system doesn’t help those who need it

Is there no medical help for a 26-year-old full time student at Coastal Carolina University that needs major surgery?

My daughter is in this position -- no insurance and in need of an operation for a herniated disc. But because she is doing her best to go to school, work part time, and is single, living on her own, no government agency will help. Now if she were not working, not going to school, pregnant or had a child, society would pay her way.

In the meantime, I will have to deplete my retirement, that I have worked 32-plus years to save, to help pay for her surgery. By no means do I have enough available to cover the complete cost of the facility, doctor, prescriptions, and any follow-up needed. However, I'm a mom that loves her daughter and will do whatever it takes.

The writer lives in Surfside Beach.