Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We're Number Thirty-Seven!

5 comments:

Pagan Sphinx said...

It's been like this for decades on end. It's a dirty, crying shame at this point and no surprise.

Fran said...

I made the smartass remark that the big health summit on Thursday should open with this agenda topic:

So are we going to just let people die or what?

Let the GOP go first!

That is a catchy vid & I can never watch it enough. I like the fact he points out we sure do have money for weapons & wars.....
in fact military spending is more than half the entire US budget.
Which in part explains why we are #37.
I am also sick of hearing about how we have the best health care in the world.... well not if only some people have access.

My health ins cafeteria plan (pre tax $ for copays & such), Blue Cross BS just told me they will send me 2 forms in the mail, but from then on I need to print up my own.
It's THEIR damned form.
They are running a hefty profit in every state they operate in & I was on a 2 year pay freeze.

I have some leg infection flare up- the 10 day supply of Cipro was $80 bucks.
Someone is making $$$$ here & it ain't me!

We have no excuse. It's all greed.

MRMacrum said...

The one positive (if you can call it a positive) is that I hear less from those idiots out there who contend we have the best healthcare in the World. As it was in the early days of real medicine, so it is today. If you have deep enough pockets (read- the best insurance money can buy), the best healthcare in the World is probably available inside our borders.

Call me jaded, but I do not expect anything to change anytime soon. Both sides of this debate are entirely too dependent on the flow of money from the healthcare industry. It's all lip service no matter whose mouth it comes out of in my opinion.

Both party leaderships are more interested in their own survival than ours.

Kulkuri said...

Sad as it may be, I have to agree with MrMacrum. There won't be any real changes in the near future. I only hope this inaction doesn't screw up Medicare when I am eligible in a couple of years.

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

but misters alexander and boehner and mcconnell and shelby and .... tell us the US has the best health care in the world! come on now, sister ... who are you going to believe? after all, god blesses the good ole you ess of ay.