It depends on your “insurance” but this is what I’ve found….
Whereas you might get excellent health care in a small town, you really don’t have much to choose from. I’ve had health care in a small town, and when I’ve bombed out with what they had to offer, my only option was to drive out of town to get my care, or finally, to relocate elsewhere or give up entirely, which I decided wasn’t an option at that time.
My parents would not let me give up. I thought of them as rather nagging and annoying, but finally, they took me in. I moved to the Big City and I’ve been here ever since.
I’ve found that with health care in a Big City, you can bomb out real bad here, too. You can feel like you have exhausted your options. Just like that small town.
But no, the good thing is, this place is huge. It’s a metropolis. There’s not just the one small health care system operating here and no other system. There are many systems.
So hopefully, if you bomb out of one, you can, if you are in a big city, get into another.
Now here’s the real good thing: You can start afresh. They don’t know you in the new system. You are starting afresh and you don’t have the damn “reputation” hanging around your neck.
I keep reminding myself to lay low. Keep the guns uncocked. Oh, by the way, that was a metaphor, assholes.