Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Universal Health Care Now

Here's an old post of mine on health care.

This is part of the post: "Here's a personal story about my cousin, who had two little girls: One day he was carrying boxes across an icy parking lot at work (Ohio in the winter...) Slipped. Fell. Had chronic back problems, but his employer wouldn't pay his medical bills. Tried to sue. anyway, he put on weight and was immobile for awhile. Which led to being unemployed for awhile... Which led to depression. Eventually, the depression got to him, and he decided enough was enough. He's no longer with us.

What would have become of my cousin if he'd have been insured? Admittedly, I don't know the answer to that. Whether he could have been completely cured or not (and perhaps not), it certainly would have made his life much easier. Now we've got the Economist blog telling us that insuring my cousin would have had "no net gain". To which I say Eff You! That's just insultingly let-them-eat-cake ignorant. "

Let's not forget we each have a duty to put pressure on our representative to enact fundamental health care change: http://pol.moveon.org/healthcare/bluedogcalls.html

Make your call today!

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