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Emergency room costs are one of many that worry the Irish without health insurance

Health costs hurting the Irish

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Emergency room costs are one of many that worry the Irish without health insurance

Mick, who did not wish to give his last name, is 33, and has lived in the U.S. for the past six years. He chose the entrepreneurial route, setting up a computer programming company with three other men. None of them have health insurance.

When Mick broke a bone in his foot two years ago, he went to the emergency room. He already knew it was broken, and the doctors didn’t do much to help him.

“They X-rayed my foot and gave me a wooden crutch,” he says.

Two years later, he’s still getting bills. “Added together it’s about $2,000,” he says. “That was the last time I went to the emergency room. I won’t be going again – unless I really have to.”

Mick would like to have coverage. “I would love to provide all the benefits for me and the other guys,” he says. “But I have looked into it. It’s not possible, we’re not making that much money.”

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