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27 September 2012 @ 11:40 am
Deep Thoughts At The ER  
On the way to the ER last night we were chatting about Romney's health care solution for poor people (contradicting himself, btw) of "they call an ambulance and go to the ER." That SUCKS. I'm ok, it was a mellow trip, and it still sucked. My right foot either has a clot causing pain or developing cellulitis. Got pain meds, need more tests in a couple of days. They even got IV on first try (rare). I still wouldn't recommend the ER as the only way we treat poor people. If I were poor, I couldn't "follow up" with "my doctor." If I were poor I'd be DEAD by now because my heart disease wouldn't have been treated other than emergency measures to open my arteries. Without the regular meds I take I'd have gone into complete heart failure within days. Not having health insurance KILLS PEOPLE, MANY more people than any terrorist attacks will ever kill. As long as some people believe poor people are not "entitled" to health care, poor people will die if the anti-health care candidate wins. It means a lot more to you if you know one or more of those people who died without health care, I guess.

But even if you don't care about poor people or know any, ER visits as primary care drives up our costs. It's why your health care premiums and copays keep going up as well as the cost to your employer. It's why less businesses can offer health insurance. If Romney wins and really does do away with the ACA (Obamacare) we are stuck with that. Oh and young adults who got covered under parents' policies will lose their health care.

Or, as Samuel Jackson says, Wake the Fuck Up! http://wtfu2012.com/#.UGSNE1zvQ-Y.twitter

I know my regular readers understand all of this. :)
Mari Adkins: srsly catmariadkins on September 28th, 2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
we're not allowed to purchase food*.
we're not allowed to have medical care.
we're not allowed to be educated.
we shouldn't be allowed to have cars.
we shouldn't be allowed to have any electronics.
we shouldn't be allowed housing.
we shouldn't be allowed any entertainment.
we shouldn't be allowed good, decent clothing.

*this includes healthy snacks or even the occasional junk food.

my list goes on and on and on.

i actually had someone tell me that since preston's out of a job that i shouldn't have a computer, the internet, or my kindle. should i just throw them all out just because he lost his job? have also had people tell both of us (separately and together) that if preston didn't buy pop we'd save money. (i added it up - it'd be a whopping $20 a month; that would pay half the water bill) have also been told we should get rid of our tv - so i asked if we should get rid of our dvd player and our movie collection, too.

also, the government shouldn't have paid for my hysterectomy nor should thomas have been allowed to get his medicare coverage back.

i can go on and on with this bullshit. i had enough of it growing up. i never thought i'd have to deal with it as an adult. and oddly enough, i've dealt with it more over the last five years or so than i have since i was in high school.

Edited at 2012-09-28 03:45 pm (UTC)
Tapatitapati on October 2nd, 2012 08:41 am (UTC)
I think it gets worse when the economy is bad and they have to demonize us more so they don't feel like they will BECOME us. Thinking we're lazy etc is like a magic talisman they hold up between themselves and financial disaster.
Mari Adkins: head deskmariadkins on October 2nd, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
which, in their twisted way, makes sense. i'm just goign to sit here and grit my teeth.