Thank you, taxpayers. - About a year or so ago I recovered from knee surgery. I had titanium whatsits put in my left knee because of a motorcycle 'incident.' [...] My hospital bills ended up at about $45,000. Recently, I was approved after a long legal battle for state-funded health insurance.
And in sfbayarea:
Fund Raiser for Michael Sea to pay medical bills - You are invited to Aroma Restaurant & Bar in Alameda, CA this weekend for dancing and live music with a cause. Coral Reefer alumnus TC Mitchell and Bay Area bands will get together for a benefit to help defray Michael Sea's medical costs. [...] As some of you know, Michael is battling cancer without the benefit of medical insurance.
Irony at its best.