Friday, March 05, 2010

Let them eat cat food!

posted by The Vidiot @ 8:41 AM Permalink

What kind of society are we that cuts off money to senior citizens?
A measure to give some 57 million elderly people, veterans and persons with disabilities a $250 check was rejected by the Senate on Wednesday, a setback for the powerful seniors' lobby.
It's the same society that vilifies and pathologizes people who forge medicare cards so they can get free basic health care.
Officials at this hospital say more and more of these patients walking through the doors are pretending to be someone else so they won't have to pay for their own medical bills.
Read that whole article and accompanying transcript. The report was all about the scary medical mix ups that could happen and how such behavior will raise insurance rates. The report was so biased and imbalanced, I was embarrassed for NPR because NOT ONCE was it mentioned that we now live in a society where health care is so expensive and out of reach that folks need to scam the system in order to get basic medical treatment.

Think about that: NO ACCESS TO BASIC MEDICAL TREATMENT. Just seeing a doctor for a badly twisted ligament or a sore throat that won't go away. That has to be paid for and it's too expensive for A LOT of people. So expensive that they have to resort to 'criminal' behavior to access it.

Is THAT the society human beings should be living in?

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