Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The Healthcare Battle Continues...and America Still Has a Healthcare Crisis....a message from Enigma
Why I blog this....
I have blogged and written on Healthcare now for many months. I am a merely a single mom, an UnInsured Nurse, that is trying to get healthcare for my family and my neighbors.I Live in Ohio, in an area of Cleveland that is truly the Foreclosure Capital of the Country. An area that is truly blighted by families losing jobs and homes. I have seen Dads working at home after losing their jobs, trying to repair little outside projects and keep their self esteem intact. I have seen people lose their homes and lug belongings to the curb. I have seen tears and rage as Tow Trucks haul away cars that could have helped people continue job hunts.I have seen many many empty lonely houses. I have seen people sleeping in their cars. Unemployment here is close to 14% so it is reported, I would bet it is much higher. On my street two neighbors died last winter, and they did not die with the care they needed, they died alone and without care, and then the banks took their homes. I feel sick when I walk by their homes. And many of those still here are struggling to buy food and take care of their families, many homes have atleast one member unemployed. And Most people that are neighbors, very few have Insurance or healthcare, except for those on Medicare.
On a more personal level I am battling my own healthcare situation....and job situation..and this battle is personal. I blog about the Healthcare Crisis because I know I am not alone, that millions are struggling right now, just like me and my son. I want my son to have a more stable future and access to Education and Healthcare....without Struggle.
It has been draining watching the Summer of Hate, Watching Fellow Americans behave like spoiled 4 year olds stamping their feet and yelling about wanting their America back. I have been mystified by the level of rage and anger, and worried. When Obama came and spoke here , he spoke of an Empathy Deficit and how it had effected our Country. He was right, there in many ways has been a crippling lack of compassion and greed nurtured by huge Corporations....
Down Below there is more information to help anyone learn WHY we need Health Care Reform , not just "Insurance" reform.
Everyday I do try to post new articles to share and read and post on Facebook and Twitter. I try to post the Human side of this Story. Also if you scroll down I do indeed take apart Baucus's Crappy Bill piece by piece from Fines to other Insurance gifts. At this point we need a Public Option for the 30 Million that have been denied care and cancelled. Close to 50 Million UnInsured and Millions more UnderInsured. I hope and pray that many in DC over the next few weeks find their Moral Compass.
Anyone with Healthcare news is welcome to email me, if you send hate mail I will delete. This blog is to inform and share, it is in no way a place to mock anyone struggling in this time,and yes I will continue to blog this issue until we have Real Healthcare Reform for all of us...I believe in the power of Compassion.
Pray for those in Heaven, and fight like hell for the Living. Mother Jones
MUST see Report and Charts of WHAT Insurance Premiums are doing to American Families ( Reported to Whitehouse September 2009) ::: Please do share this link and share on facebook and twitter....it will take your breath away.
*originally posted 9.22.09*