You don’t drop everything to go get a colonoscopy.
But after a decade of waiting, 63-year old Richard Coll of Manchester knew he couldn’t keep putting it off.
“It’s something you got to do, you’re supposed to do," says Coll. "There’s a little history in my family, so I was encouraged to do it.”
But he doesn’t have insurance and the price tag—actually the lack of a price tag-—kept getting in the way.
“[I was] shopping around, and everyone I asked, whether it was the doctor or an institution like a hospital, they looked at me like I was crazy,” says Coll.