It’s My 35th Birthday & All I Want is to Afford Healthcare – Donate Today

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It’s my 35th birthday, I just got out of the hospital yesterday with a rare stomach bacteria that made me ill for 2 months and all I want for my birthday is to be able to afford healthcare. Healthcare is incredibly important for everyone to have, we all have issues that we need seeing to, and we all need to know that we are being supported by healthcare professionals. I can search for urgent care near me in case of an emergency, but I need to know that I’ll be able to afford something so essential for now and for the future whilst still being able to do my job.

Now, I find myself as a self-employed person, worrying about paying for healthcare instead of relaxing and recovering from a painful stomach illness that’s inflicted me for 2 months. I might choose a sustainable option to take care of my gut health with the help of supplements from companies similar to Nucific till the time I receive the required sum. Although I might have to go online and read up some Bio X4 reviews (for other options as well), I think it might be worth the time and effort. I do not want my stomach illness to elevate into something worse as once elevated, it can lead to food sensitiveness, headache, joint pain, etc, which would further deteriorate my health as well as finances, which am not ready for, at least right now.

Already combined with premiums and copays for chronic conditons, I am paying $600-a-month for healthcare costs. Now, my bills are gonna go up even more as I get specialized gastrology costs and receive treatment. I am worried about how I am going to pay for healthcare this month.

So please if you can, donate a few bucks so I don’t have to worry about healthcare on my 35th birthday. Hopefully, we can raise a $1,000 to create a good cushion so I can recover from this illness.

And sign up as one of our 594 recurring donors today – recurring donorships creates the most sustainable base of funding.

Thanks for all the support. My readers mean so much to me – thank you so much. Keep on keeping, thanks so much for your solidarity – we’re building so much.

Love & Solidarity,


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About the Author

Mike Elk
Mike Elk is an Emmy-nominated labor reporter and alumni of the Guardian. In addition to filing over 1,800 stories from 46 states, Elk was the only American reporter in the room with Lula on the morning of the election & traveled with him to the Oval Office. Credited by the Washington Post for being the first reporter to track the strike wave systematically, Elk started Payday Report using his NLRB settlement from being illegally fired for union organizing in 2015. He lives in his hometown of Pittsburgh and works frequently in Rio de Janeiro, where he attended college at PUC-Rio. He speaks both Portuguese and Pittsburghese fluently. His email is [email protected]

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