Saturday, August 29, 2009
Hello Again Readers,
Well, today is Saturday and it is nice to sleep in a little. I have been hauling dirt by the pick up load to do a little leveling here at our place on the Bonny Slope. Unloading and spreading it is good exercise and is helping me to slowly regain my strength! Seems like there is always a little project or two to take a little time from the big project - the house.....
Sometimes I just hate to leave home and enter into the outside world, ever feel like that? Tomorrow my son Francis and I will attend a public forum on health care in the USA. The speaker is an incredibly intelligent Doctor with a half a century of experience in the field. He is a proponent of 'single payer' health care. The more I learn about it, the more I am convinced that it a good way to go! I have checked various sources, right and left of the spectrum and it keeps coming back to me - why is the USA, with the best facilities in the world, the most unaffordable system there is? Why is it that all of the other industrialised countries put health before profit? And, why does the the USA rank at the bottom (as in dead last) of life expectancy for those now over 60 years old living here?
Hey, I have been fooled before, and recently (like the snake oil scam the other night on the internet get rich seminar) but this is different - my young kids should have the right to be healthy as citizens of the richest country the world has ever known!!
ps. If you can find it, why not watch the movie 'Sicko'? (and ask yourself, "why is it so hard to find this movie?"). Im not suggesting you change your mind on the subject but I cant imagine why a person would not want to see both sides of the story......
Posted by Aticama at 9:58 AM