Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Can't Afford to Wait...

My best friend Betti after nearly 40 years of working, but not old enough for Medicare, who struggles to pay increasingly higher and higher premiums and deductables in the thousands of dollars and wait for the day that she'll be denied coverage because of the chronic diseases that come with aging...The father of one of my students who has a mass on his skull that he can't afford to have x-rayed or catscanned or biopsied because he has no insurance...and so many others whose stories are heartrending...they need a public option NOW!


Quiet Paths said...

Amen, Sue in the sense of so may it be.

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks for posting this, I'm going to put it too!

Anonymous said...

Lets hope something good happens from all this talk going on now. Things are definitely getting worse for a lot of people.

Do you think we will get a chance to vote on a health care plan, or will be it decided for us?

Jim said...

You have my vote, Sue. Things like this that could be prevented, cured, or alieviated should be when medicallly possible. In our country, in the land of opportunity, for sure.

Did the cat get your OSI tongue this week? I don't remember you ever missing a week since I started.
I am missing your wit and sensitivity for poetry this week.


Geraldine said...

I am grateful to be healthy and holding for now but I can understand that things can change in a heartbeat and when money is scarce...awful to contemplate.

You've brought up some important issues here Sue and ones that seem to be getting worse, not better.

Jessica G said...

I'll repeat it...Amen!

Why is there any reason that the world's strongest nation cannot provide even basic medical care to its citizens? It seems as if it would be less expensive to provide preventative health care options rather than the "well...we're too late, you cannot afford the treatment..." option.

Healthy Americans = Happy Americans. PERIOD! :)