"Intentional Walk" 2020
Health care has been a sticking point in this country for many years now. Efforts to create a national affordable healthcare system have fallen into the abyss between political parties time and time again. In the meantime health care costs have risen faster than the median annual income annual health care cost of $10,739 per person in 2017 versus just $147 per person in 1960. The reliance on private companies, practices, and hospitals keep prices high. U.S. hospital prices are 60% higher than those in Europe. Before the pandemic it was reported that 10% of the population did not have any healthcare and half of Americans report that they are underinsured. Those numbers can only have gone up in the recent wave of job loss.
Intentional Walk was made from aluminum crutches and wooden baseball bats. It is 4’8” tall.