Gary Dowley suffered an aneurysm while riding a motorcycle on vacation in Thailand. He needs treatment for a broken neck and leg, facial fractures and a punctured lung. (Brisbane Times)
Lack of Insurance Coverage
Unfortunately, Dowley’s travel insurance has classified his treatment as the result of a motorbike crash, and adjusted the amount of money it pays out. The family already maxed out their credit cards to make payments.
Hospital Refusing to Treat
The hospital would not let doctors treat Mr Dowley until they receive payment. “They wouldn’t touch him until they had money. . . . The hospitals over here are ruthless – if you don’t pay, they pull the plug.”