Things That Matter…


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.



10 thoughts on “Things That Matter…

  1. And we know who those people are. I just don’t understand people who vote against their own self interests, only because they don’t want somebody else to possibly get something for ‘free’. I have a brother who thinks that way, that somewhere, some freeloader is getting something for nothing that he might have had to pay for. Although he has no problem using public highways, public schools, the fire department, the police department….
    I never wanted to pay for a war in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam, but they took my money and spent it anyway.
    Damn, now you’ve gone and got me started.

  2. I think schooling and health care should be available to all. If you have the money then you can “upgrade”. I really don’t understand any argument against this.

  3. The well-heeled bastards on the Hill who keep blocking votes are another part of the problem.
    I’m with AP on the need for education and health care.

  4. Small wonder so many people in this country have no insurance. And yet states like Texas, with a 27 percent uninsured rate, are fighting the guv’mint the hardest. You almost want to tell them to go ahead and secede.

  5. How refreshing to hear these comments esp. after the RNC! So true about the NHS. Despite the tales of woe that are spread about it over here, we only here English people say positive things about it during our trips to the UK.

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