After luxuriating at the spa and then feeling sorry for myself because I can’t live in a spa, I popped over to Patti Digh’s blog to check in and discovered that her husband was diagnosed with cancer and — oh — guess what? Like so many other working Americans, they don’t have health insurance. When I read their story I became so angry. I have a personal friend who is in a very similar situation.
And then I happened upon these numbers just a few minutes ago:
In South Carolina, a yearly income of $16,900 is too much for Medicaid for a family of three. In Florida, $11,000 a year is too much. In Mississippi, $8,200 a year is too much. In Louisiana and Texas, earning more than just $5,000 a year makes you ineligible for Medicaid.
I think the United States is just full of people who are as cruel as shit.