Many folks today are in dire financial straits due to rising health care costs and insurance premiums. While we might like to point an accusatory finger at Obamacare, the reality is that throughout time healthcare expenditures often shipwreck people financially. The woman who was subject to bleeding for 12 years was caught in such a dilemma. By the time she learned of the healing power of Jesus and got close enough to touch his cloak, her situation went beyond her physical ailment, “She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse” (Mark 5:26 NIV). In the narrative she had faith to be healed and Jesus then sent her on her way, “Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” We don’t know the end of the woman’s story. I wonder if she rejoiced in her healing, or did she lament to others about the lousy doctors and her loss of financial stability.