Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some Personal Thoughts on Health Care

Let me start with cudos to Joe Biden. Yes this is a ‘big f&#$ing deal!

But I’ll give a raised middle finger to members of that other party and their strategy of hate and fear. And both middle fingers to their tard lapdog Limbaugh for having the audacity to compare President Obama to Adolf Hitler. As for Sara Palin, I don’t have enough middle fingers for you. Are you insane? To put out a hit list of democrats to target in the next election, complete with a map with crosshairs over the targeted districts. And this is a woman that wants to be president. Maybe you could be president of the Iditarod Trail Committee but than again they already know you too.

But enough, some personal thoughts ….

Neither my roommate nor her girlfriend has health insurance and it doesn’t seem to bother either one of them. Myself, well for personal reasons, I need to get some soon. I have been shopping around but I already have run into can't cover you for this and can't cover you for that responses. Or I get rate quotes that are just astronomical. It’s that boogieman called ‘preexisting conditions.’ So I am currently at the point where I throw up my hands and give up.

I never had to look for insurance before. I was either on my dad’s as a dependent student (something the new bill does away with in that children can remain on their parent’s policies until they turn 26. raised from the current 18. good for you bro!) or I had insurance at work. Maybe this reform will help maybe not. As with anything time will tell.

If it were up to me there would be no insurance companies involved at all. I know that isn’t an option but it just seems to me they shouldn’t be making massive profits while people go with out care. They along with litigators, malpractice lawyers, and the lobbyists are all, for the most part, after their dime and nothing else. Maybe if we leave the health care ‘industry’ to the health care providers it would work.

In all this I can't help but remember when my mom had cancer. They tried so many things and so many drugs but nothing seemed to work for any length of time. But there were some drugs they didn’t try. Deep down I know, and I knew than, that they wouldn’t make a difference. Karma. But I’ll never truly know.

The insurance company said that the drugs were too expensive and wouldn’t pay for them.