Last winter, my daughter who was unemployed at the time, needed an outpatient surgical procedure. I took her to a Catholic hospital. After completing a series of forms and providing supporting documentation, her medical bills were slashed by 90%, under a special catholic charitable fund established for just this type of situation. God help us all!
As a donor to these funds, this upsets me. I don’t send a lot, however, to me, this is the best way to support health care for the poor: Allow the hospitals to give the care, then work out the bill as needed.