Sunday, November 18, 2007

I Want to go to Cuba!

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?

1 comment:

karrie said...

I'm moving to Sweden. :-)

Not really, but I did once, and was amazed by how their health system operates. Seriously. My ex had a sore throat and walked into a clinic and was seen and given meds faster than it would have taken me to go to Walgreens and buy cough drops.

Glad you're not going without coverage for long.