Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh Yeah, Health Care

Remember when our callous and reality challenged President noted everyone has access to healthcare through the emergency room last year? The same president whom John McCain supports 90% of the time with a healthcare plan designed to warm the cockles of the Ayn Rand Brezhnev Republicans who regard healthcare as a priviledge and not a right?

Today, the Associated Press reports that Amber Joy Milbrodt claims a hospital without insurance billed her $162 when she didn't even see a doctor! According to the article, Ms. Milbrodt broke her leg and waited nineteen hours before a nurse assessed her injuries at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

The same article noted that prior to Ms. Milbrodt's visit, a 58-year-old man who went to the emergency room of the same hospital with stomach pains also waited 19 hours — and then suffered cardiac arrest and died.

Our market based healthcare has resulted in the rationing of medial treatment in America. And anyone who believes John McCain and the Republican nomenklatura will make it better is a fool.

I want my country back!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never have and never will see health care as a "right." How many "rights" are we going to keep piling onto the Constitution? Why should I have to pay for someone else's health problems? I just don't get it.

Inevitably, I'm sure universal health care will 'creep' up on us. If you think health care is expensive now, you just wait until it's "free." Nobody ever seems to realize that once something is 'free', demand skyrockets and the lines run out the door. I live here in Poland, and a local friend of mine is waiting 18 months to have a bunion fixed on his foot. Gotta get me summa that!