I found this story in the news a few days ago. A man in Gaston County, North Carolina, saw no other option to obtain health care services but to go to jail. So he decided to rob a bank – of one dollar. Here’s the newspaper story: http://www.gastongazette.com/news/bank-58397-richard-hailed.html
This story is a sad reflection on the lack of even basic medical care for the 30 million Americans without health care insurance coverage. In my eyes, there was a crime commited in this story – not by James Richard Verone – but by the inhumane health care system that denies him necessary care and pushes him to desperate acts.