Okay. I'm not doing a very good job of writing that "candy" post. I swear, I'm going to work on it tonight.
But, once again, I found an article that ripped my gut.
Try this one on for size:
Cancer Patient Tells Of Rip In Safety Net.
I'm hear to tell you, folks...if one woman dies, or even suffers unduly, because her insurance company rescinded her policy when she tried to make a claim...
That's one woman--one human being--too many.
Which is the biggest pile of bullshit here: that an insurance company unnecessarily delayed a woman's cancer treatment even though her doctors begged them to let the claim go through?
Or that the hospital was going to force her to put down a $30,ooo deposit for life-saving surgery if she was uninsured?
When did we as a culture make the decision to subscribe to the rule of survival of the richest?
Tell me again that the health care "industry" (that very word should give an indication of how skewed our perception of health CARE has become) in the United States of America hasn't been completely poisoned by the worship of the almighty dollar.
Tell me again that this country isn't in desperate need of drastic health care/insurance reform.