American Life Vignette

American Vignette: A Mom’s Guilt And Fear Of No Health Insurance Leaves Her In No-Win Position

  By Mark L. Taylor The Commoner Call (11/13/17) It’s early afternoon and I’m sitting in the Urgent Care waiting room. Among the collection of people waiting to see the nurse is a mother and her sick middle school kid sitting nearby. The kid is both listless and restless in the way of sick kids. She leans on her mom’s shoulder as the two quietly play a game on the mom’s phone. She wants her mom to stay home with her after the appointment. There is a pleading tone to her voice. The mom explains that she has to get back…

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