Yesterday, I had an appointment scheduled with my PCP. There were several people in the waiting room, but it was quiet. After a few minutes, a teenage girl, maybe 16 yrs old or so came out from the exam room area over to an older woman sitting across from me.The conversation went something like this. Teenage girl"I have to have an MRI". Older woman, presumably mom" You are not going to have an MRI! Who's going to pay for it?" Girl"I need to have an MRI for my headaches".Mom "You can't have an MRI, you need to go back and tell them that".At that point, mom repeated that she couldn't pay for an MRI, and sent the girl back to the exam room. The girl did not look happy, but went back. Mom got up and headed down the stairs, girl came back out and followed her mom out.The problems with health care just don't go away.I can totally understand mom's dilemma. She cared enough to take the girl to the doctor, but had no money to pay for the care. God willing, this girl has no life threatening problem, but what can we do in cases like this? It's just sad.