Savor, if you will, the brilliant irony of yesterday's Netflix arrival. I hadn't managed to see Sicko in the theaters so what better time than the night I return from the hospital with countless thousands of dollars in bills? I am in no way comforted by the fact that I will have insurance coverage in January. Will I have to fight for everything? I really don't want to give a penny to Blue Cross, that's for sure.
I still can't understand why we don't have universal health care in this country. So many other nations have managed it but I think we got sidetracked by greed and...I don't know...stuff. There's still that fear that the average American will drown under high taxes. But you don't hear about the French losing their homes due to medical bankruptcy, do you? Do Americans really need stuff more than they need affordable health care for everyone?