Lil! Sorry to hear about the icy incident. I'm glad you're getting some prompt attention.
My health is blessedly excellent and so my reliance on healthcare has been minimal. I did gymnastics for many years as a young child and into early teenagehood. I played lots of competitive sports and still play soccer multiple times a week. I have an abiding faith that if I stay physical active, I'll collect health dividends my whole life.
That said, health insurance is very expensive and you can't avoid the doctor's your entire life. I've broken numerous bones and had a kidney stone in 2014 (ouch). I'm also strongly considering a second round of orthodontics because my teeth have shifted so much. I've utilized all my orthodontic coverage my first go around, so I'm not sure when or how I'll manage the $4k-$6k treatment. I've visited the dental school in my city -- $4,800 is their discounted rate. Lol.
I'm covered through my mother's health insurance (I live in the U.S.). That's until July of 2017 when I turn 26, at which point, under Obamacare rules, I'd be forced to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. Though I'm not sure what's going to change with Trump at al. rescinding parts of Obamacare. It's difficult to talk about this without it getting political. I know a lot of people my age who have foregone medical care because they can't afford to see a doctor. Folks on hubski, too. So many unset broken bones, noses, wrists and ankles. Addictions, mental health issues, you name it. It's heartbreaking to think about. I'm heartened that Bernie made it as far as he did on the promise of Medicare for all, and more. I'm disheartened that this country opted for quite the opposite.