American Colonoscopy

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Privatized Healthcare

Back in 2019, when I was just a forty-eight-year-old kid whose health care consisted of Obamacare and a bushel of kale, my doctor delivered the grim news:

“You need a colonoscopy.”

“I do?” I said. “Right now?

“We don’t do that here,” she said. “Some providers begin covering them at forty-eight, so call your insurance.”



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John Blesso

John Blesso


John Blesso is a writer, performer and builder fascinated by food, politics, and our collective refusal to stop doing crazy dumb shit. He lives in Beacon, NY.