|The Avenyn in Gothenburg, Sweden.|
"I had to get out. This is not how my life, or anyone else’s for that matter, should be lived. " -Kevin ZelnioZelnio on his newly manifested "Sweden Journal", on Scientific America, writes how he felt "lost" teaching at Duke and that the mandated university health-care, with its large-co-pay, failed to cover the necessary expenses of his family and his sick child.
" I’m not letting a dehumanizing and devaluing society take me down with it. I quit, moved back into my house and put it on the market."
Considering, that through UNCG's mandated health-care, I've spent tons of money this semester with considerable intimidation (by Pearson [the HMO]) and little or no success in actual care, I understand his sentiment.
"I was working three jobs [...and...] I couldn’t cover mortgage, rent, bills, and finally, with worthless university-mandated family health coverage that wouldn’t cover anything they said they covered on paper (seriously guys, nearly $2000 worth of shot and routine check-ups for 2 kids??)."Ultimately Zelnio decided for the health of his children, he had to get out, he had to escape. I suspect as more young-adult reach maturity, and recognize the failures of our health-care system, they too, may be enticed to take their graduate degrees abroad. Having educated human-capital is necessary in this country, and if a better health-care system would retain this talent, perhaps North Carolina should consider a nationalized health-care system, such that is common in Europe, here.