Unfortunately in this country, we've decided that medical care isn't something you have a right to. Rather, it's a good only available to those who can either pay out of pocket, or are covered by some type of insurance, usually through work. Even the latter doesn't guarantee a serious illness won't bankrupt you. For those not in either category, the only option is to self-medicate and/or just make sure you don't get sick in the first place. At least I'll be covered by Medicare in 8 years and change.