I do have health care.
It costs a lot each year, but I don't have any co pays and any doctor that I have considered has been happy to accept what I have.
It's interesting to see what that means in practice, however.
My right hip has become a real problem, my right foot has a toe that has resisted any amelioration from three surgeries over 14 years, and my left foot has just recently flared up with a burning pain spot, probably somehow related to a tendon - I would guess.
But since I am not a doctor and therefore know that guessing is a waste of time, I recently visited a consulting orthopedic surgeon about all three of these irritating maladies.
She referred me to two specialists who are other members of the practice of which she is a part.
My daughter was interested in what came of those appointments.
Here is the email I sent her answering that question.
"I went to the foot orthhopod on Monday.