Hank Schrader DEA agent a bunghole extraordinaire gets nailed by gunshot after receiving a warning phone call. Skyler begins to worry, did my husband, meth business drug kingpin Walter White, ‘Heisenberg’ have anything to do with this? Skyler knows he’s dealing and cooking meth now but does she realize the depth of his involvement?
Breaking Bad, the critically acclaimed series is running full out Marathon on AMC
The television crime drama about the meth business invaded by a high school chemistry teacher, by Vince Gilligan, has the nation waiting nervously and excitedly at the edge of their seats. If there’s one thing, one very large and expanding thing we take from Breaking Bad is life can be stressful if you have healthcare and its bills to deal with. It’s a known fact and an experience of 60-percent of Americans who file bankruptcy that it’s hospital bills that capsize them.
Taking care of your physical health is one thing, but mental health is every bit as important
Walter White chemistry teacher in the meth cooking and dealing business, is an intelligent man, but as far the viewing audience knows it wasn’t smoking that lead to his terminal lung cancer. Was it the chemicals in the lab he was subjected to? Bad health happens and you can’t blame it all on how well a person takes care of themselves.
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Jesse’s brain on counseling
The Met business. “I work for a corporation and his boss is a douche-bag, his boss is a major , and the employees are a bunch of dead-eyes, nobody knows what going on in the company it’s total chaos.”
Saul’s getting a pedicure and offering the business up for purchase as a great place to launder their money
Are lawyer’s really so ridiculous and involved? The filthy drug money is tax free income from a tax free business. “If you want to stay a criminal and not become a convict, you need to do this,” Saul barks at Jesse sarcastically.
Laying the cards on the table with Gus
The assassins Walter believes were after him and planning a much deeper game. Set the American and Mexican governments against the cartel and have the drug territory to himself. “I know I owe you my life. I respect the strategy. In your position I would have done the same. One issue which troubles me. What happens when out 3-month contract ends? You know why I do this. $3 million for 3-months and stability for my family.”
Paying healthcare bills versus nest egg
Terminal lung cancer is what has Walter all-a-freak about his family’s finances, and he pretty much running on the idea he will not survive and needs to leave a nest egg for his family to live on after he’s dead and gone. The large health issues concerned in this crime series is addiction and terminal lung cancer. The Schraders and the Whites both find themselves in over their heads with hospital care determined by insurance and not what is best for the patient.
Insurance company on hoard
Marie is fighting with the insurance company over “the best Physical therapist” and beginning physical therapy immediately so Hank won’t be stuck in a wheelchair the rest of his life. All the insurance representative can say is, “your insurance doesn’t cover but four days a week and it will take them a week or two just find to out what the insurance company determines they will pay for.”
Marie wants Hank to continue physical therapy at home, and now hank thinks it's because of the cost of the hospital stay
Maybe the common American watching Breaking Bad can relate to sky rocket hospital bills, and the struggles of home life and relationships, but if there is one common struggle Americans have in common its friends and family the cost of their healthcare and how to pay for it.
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