Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Can you ignore them all?

That man or woman working next to you?
Your Mother, Brother, or cousin?
He/She is not some kind of pencil.
When it breaks, do you just go get a new person and it does the same thing?
They're your co-worker, your lawn keeper, your hairdresser.
You chose, and choose, these people based on your comfort and satisfaction level.
Ask any mother, "Can you just let anyone sit your kids?
The answer is likely "NO", and do you know why? because all people are not the same.
They are not just expendable cogs in the wheel. Even neighbors are irrepalcable sometimes. I know.
You have lunch and coffee with these people and discuss your lives and families.
They're your neighbors and your friends.
How can we sit idly by while they struggle and fall under from mounting medical bills that soon turn into mounting debt?
We say "Boy, they sure were nice people, too bad for them.", or "I hope they can get what they need somehow, they really deserve it.", then we turn around and start our party. WOOO_HOOO.

They CAN get what they need.
They NEED medical attention, and they need health insurance that follows them from job to job, in order for them to move from job to job to continue to improve their living situation. Health insurance that lasts while they are looking for a new job after being "downsized" from their current position.
Health insurance that is not dependent on if you are lucky enough to be employed by a company that offers that sort of benefit.
In an industrial world wide economy, in which all of the competing players give THEIR own people this kind of peace of mind, the country that is in a death spiral is pulling it's people completely out of the race.

Single payer health care could have provided that peace of mind to ALL Americans.

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