Richard James Verone, age 57, did not arrive at his current state of affairs without making a long series of bad decisions. The decision to rob a bank to get medical care is just the most recent.
I've worked with the homeless and incarcerated for over 40 years. I've worked with people in the U.S. and third world countries who need medical care and have little money. Unlike elrous0's position - "Sad, but I can see doing it too" it is never necessary to do something misguided or illegal to get medical care. It is never necessary to rely on the government. Family, friends, private relief and charitable organizations, generous individuals and a willingness to seek them out will get the job done.