Obamacare lesson learned by a journalist shot hours after getting insured

While some would say that the upcoming healthcare debate is about costs to the country, one individual found that having insurance even in his youth was important in avoiding a $200k doctor bill. You never know when you’re going to get shot three times.

A few weeks ago, I wrote an essay for this website about the time two young black men shot me in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the article was to bring a new and personal perspective to an ongoing debate about racial profiling that had grown particularly pitched at the time.

This article is a preface to that story, which I hope will serve a similar purpose, but with respect to a completely different debate.

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