My name is Cale Green and on July 10th I fell off my bike and broke my collarbone.
I am uninsured.
While exploring options for surgery in Alaska, I quickly realized that the process was needlessly cost prohibitive and started exploring other solutions. Eventually, after doing research, I landed on surgery in Mexico and decided to film the whole process to try and raise awareness on something that probably happens far too often. Here is the video I made of my experience.
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During the video I spoke with my friend, and medical tourism professional, Sarah Brown, as well as Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D – Anchorage), who sponsored a medical transparency bill that went into effect in January. Thank you to all those who made this video possible. If this raises awareness just a little bit, it will have been worth it.
Here is a link to the group that I found down in La Paz, Mexico. They were incredible and very professional. Ask for Dr. Ramón Gaxiola-Robles. If you can’t afford medical coverage in the United States, know that other options exist. Things don’t change in the market place unless we make them.
Cale Green has worked as a video content creator in Alaska since 2013. His career as a videographer started with political work; he has since distinguished himself as one of Alaska’s premier drone operators.