The Waiting Game

One Saturday in a NYC Emergency Room

There is a lot that happens around the world we cannot control. We cannot stop earthquakes, we cannot prevent droughts, and we cannot prevent all conflict, but when we know where the hungry, the homeless and the sick exist, then we can help. -Jan Schakowsky

A sick child is always the mother’s property; her own feelings generally make it so. -Jane Austen

No one should have to choose between medicine and necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis. -Brad Henry

Look, if you have somebody who doesn’t have health insurance, who doesn’t have a doctor or a dentist, and in order to deal with their cold or flu or dental problem, they go to an emergency room - in general, that visit will cost ten times more than walking into a community health center. -Bernie Sanders

If you treat a sick child as an adult and a sick adult as a child, it usually works out very well. -Black Hawk

Too many Americans who are uninsured or under-insured do not receive regular checkups because they can’t afford coverage or their insurance doesn’t cover enough of the costs. The lack of preventive care results in countless emergency room visits and health care disasters for families. -Jeff Merkley

A hospital is no place to be sick. - Samuel Goldwyn

The power of community to create health is far greater than any physician, clinic or hospital. -Mark Hyman

Susan Kalish #stellerstories #NYC #Queens,NYC #iphoneonly #iphone7+ #visualstorytelling #people #documentaryphotography #streetphotography #blackandwhite #b&w #my view #commentary #candidphotography #health #observation #portrait

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  • vgr

    Powerful story!

  • SansSouciBlogs

    Many thanks, Vicki. You are loved!

  • mezzoishere

    ❤️ I've been in many such rooms. You tell the sad truth.

  • Cinder

    Captivating; both your story and the images!

  • SansSouciBlogs

    Thank you Ruthie! I’ve made it my mission to speak visually!

  • SansSouciBlogs

    Thanks, Cin. I am glad this made an impact.

  • KenQ

    I agree.


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