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.