Y'all have to promise to forget my last name.
Remember how I told you that I understand denial? When I broke my arm, I didn't have health insurance. My friend Anthony lobbies for health access; he knew the emergency room had a billing policy for uninsured people that would reduce my bill from $6000 (for six hours) to $1700. It was a good thing I knew him, 'cause I would never have heard about it from the hospital. That process is described in this SacBee article. Sorry it is behind a registration page.