Man Robs Bank For Medical Treatment
June 21, 2011Comments are closed.
A man named James Verone robbed a bank for $1 so he could go to jail and receive medical treatment he desperately needed.
According to the Huffington Post, James walked into a North Carolina bank, handed the teller a slip of paper saying “This is a bank robbery, please only give me one dollar,” and then sat down and waited for police to arrive.
In case you’re wondering what would cause someone to do something like this, well we’ve got a simple answer for you: money. If you don’t have health insurance and are in need of medical treatment, you could go bankrupt with just one visit to the hospital.
James needed medical treatment and didn’t have health insurance, so he did the best he could: he was arrested and charged with larceny.
Apparently, people in prison have better health care options than those of us who work our butts off day in and day out just to pay our bills. Hopefully, you’re lucky enough to have a job that can provide you with health insurance, because as health care costs continue to rise, many employers can no longer afford to offer health insurance to their employees.
In case you’re ill and need health care, here is what you could expect in jail:
The majority of ailments are treated on-site, but inmates who are gravely ill can be taken to the nearest hospital. Sick prisoners must make a nominal co-payment for each visit to the jailhouse doctor—usually $5 or so, taken from an hourly wage that typically runs between 19 cents and 40 cents an hour. Costs above that are covered by the state.
James is going to spend three years in prison, during that time he will get all the medical treatment he needs and when he gets out, he will start collecting Social Security.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
What do you think?
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