WHILE watching TV on a Sunday evening, I chanced upon the 2002 flick “John Q” which stars Denzel Washington.
The movie’s about a father who exhausts all his savings and possessions in order to come up with the amount of money needed for his son’s heart transplant since his insurance won’t cover the operation. Unfortunately, selling everything he had did not help because the required amount was just too big.
John, the father of the boy, became so desperate of his son’s condition that he held everybody in the hospital hostage and told the authorities he won’t surrender until the doctors perform an operation on his son. John even declared “free health care for everyone” inside the hospital.
I strongly agree with John’s point that sick equates to help. Doctors should pay attention to people, regardless of their standing in society, who walk into their hospital. They’re not there to shop for syringes and dextrose in the first place. They are basically seeking medical help.
I’m much aware that the medical equipment and physician’s fee are of utmost consideration in any hospital. However, is it impossible to attend to the patient first and just bill him afterwards when his health condition is more stable?
Fortunately, the movie ends with the doctors performing the operation on the boy.
I thought of the movie a few minutes ago after receiving this link from my husband: http://rescuemywife.blogspot.com/2008/06/open-letter.html
It’s an open letter of a husband pleading help for his beloved wife. The husband happens to be my husband’s supervisor at work that’s why we strongly feel for him. I know that we have no right to ask God why terrible things happen to good people. There is really nothing we can do. But I hope it would be all right to request you to send this message across to people you think are capable of extending financial help to the couple.
Let’s pray they survive this trial. Thank you very much and please keep safe always.