Wednesday, July 18, 2007

saw the movie...

"sicko" last night, and i cannot adequately convey my anger at our government for not providing universal health care.

i once had a conversation with someone who felt that it was not our government's responsibility to take care of us and our friends/family/neighbors, but each person who can help, should.

sadly, i explained to him, not every person in this country was like that.

knowing that with a new job comes a new 90-day waiting period for health coverage, it makes me nervous. any mysterious symptoms arise and they'll be checked out...... but not until November 1.

and to anyone who thinks that universal healthcare is evil, find a Canadian and ask them how many times they've had medical bills sent to collection agencies because they couldn't keep up on payments.

can't get into it now. am still seething and my stomach is in knots over it.

3 comments:

Andrew said...

What kills me about our healthcare system is how disastrously expensive healthcare is for uninsured Americans (and even for the insured). The idea Americans can't rely on the healthcare system in a country with such unparalleled wealth is a tragedy of mind-blowing proportions.

kari said...

it is a huge tragedy, and people in this country should be absolutely outraged. why aren't they?

David said...

I haven't seen it yet - the new play opens this weekend, and I won't be able to until afterward ... but CSP could definitely use a timely review...hint...

-David N