Posts tagged Healthcare
Posts tagged Healthcare
Hey guys. I know times are tough and money is tight for everyone, but if you could spare a few dollars to help out a friend of mine, I’d be forever grateful. The following is copied from my friend Junior’s facebook:
My family is coming together to raise money for my aunt Griselda Lopez’s medical expenses, treatments and related costs due to her Systemic Lupus that she was diagnosed with back in 1997. Unfortunately she has been uable to work as of late because of this (and other complications with her illness) and now we are holding a fundraiser Saturday, July 28th from 6pm-2am at Viv’s tap Room in Crystal Lake, IL. There is a $5 dontation at the door, raffels and all the proceeds of this event are going to the Griselda Lopez Medical Fund.
Please check out www.griseldalopez.com for more information about Gris and how you can make a dontation! Also there is a facebook event that was created so if you are interested in coming please let me know and I will be more then happy to give you all the info!
Again, if you could spare a few dollars I (and Junior) would greatly appreciate it. If you can’t (completely understandable) could you please give this a signal boost?
I owe a big thanks to everyone who has reblogged so far, you guys are fantastic!
(Even Ten thinks so!)
Just reblogging now for anyone who may have missed this earlier.
Declaring that you’re moving to Canada to avoid Obamacare is like saying, “I’m moving to Brooklyn to avoid hipsters!”
David Frum nails it.
Chief Justice John Roberts, once a conservative hero, had his Wikipedia page vandalized shortly after the ruling.
TPM reports it’s already been changed back. Lest we forget, the mandate was a conservative idea, originally proposed by The Heritage Foundation as a response to then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s proposed health care reforms.
The clusterfuck of insanity is endlessly amusing - however, David Frum’s reminder is important. In an ideal world, the SCOTUS is an impartial body tasked with interpreting law based upon the U.S. Constitution and the principles of precedent and stare decisis.
From my pal, Charles Pelkey. He writes: “Apparently the ‘news’ crew at Fox was so eager to announce the Supremes’ rejection of the mandate that they forgot to read past the first page of the decision.”
Facepalm of the year? Quite possibly.
However, as ThinkProgress reports, the viral aspect of Twitter means Huffington Post, CNN, TIME, and NPR ALSO got it wrong. TIME and NPR both sourced CNN. And like HuffPo sources their info…
I’ve received excellent healthcare at two points in my life:
1. When I was a kid, my dad had wonderful health insurance negotiated through AFSCME. My family was able to see a doctor when we needed to, and while there was still a cost, it wasn’t extravagantly out of reach. So I thank organized labor for that.
2. When I served in the US Navy, I received excellent care from the socialist, single-payer Veteran’s Administration. I didn’t have to worry about cost, even when I was hospitalized. I’d like to thank the taxpayers for that.
And P.S. - This included yearly exams and birth control. Do the nosy Catholic Bishops understand US taxpayers subsidize birth control for millions of women through the VA? Let’s hope not.
And now? I have student health insurance that will (maybe) cover me in a catastrophe. There’s a clause where I have to be evaluated by Student Health first, or prove that wasn’t possible. I’d like to not test that provision.
Obamacare would make it easier for me to be insured with more peace of mind. However, if single-payer is good enough for our vets, why is it not good enough for all citizens?
I know there’s someone who will read this and started angrily reblogging, “BUT TRICARE/THE VA SUCKS!” Yep, it has its problems. But what do you expect when you cut its budget, swell the military, and start two wars? It’s not marshmallows and rainbows to navigate. However, it’s better and cheaper than most health provider networks.
When did we decide the right of private corporations to profit off illness outweighs the right of citizens to not die because they had to choose between groceries and medicine? Yes, you can get treated in an ER, but who’s picking up the tab? If you can’t, expect to be hounded and sued by collection agencies.
And now we wait.