Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Insurance Death Panels
This is an outrage! Sadly, whatever health care that is passed, most likely a watered down pile of crap that Republicans will point to and say I told you so, even though it was their absolute NO to everything that caused the plan to fail. Just a prediction.
Why am I angry? I encourage you to read Alice's insurance story over at Through a Looking Glass. Here is a snippet:
Our system is broken, clearly, but I don't have much faith in so-called reform, despite being a yellow-dog Democrat. Even with "insurance," we already have rationed health care, and I can't imagine the next round will cover my health needs any better than the crappy system in which I am enmeshed.
One of my closest friend's mother was diagnosed with lymphoma last week. This week, she's already gone for round one of chemo. She is 80, and recently she said, "old age is not for the faint-hearted." Her daughter, a veteran of the cancer wars, is a great advocate for her.
For the rest of us, however, her mom would say, 'It's a great life if you don't weaken."
Our system is indeed broke, we don't need no stinkin' Death Panels, we already have the insurance companies for that.