Saturday, June 23, 2007

Sicko Redux

Fun fact number one: Did you know that the overwhelming percentage of your health care (if that's what you choose to call it) dollar goes to paper pushing, red tape and bureacratism, while very little of it is actually alloted toward direct Hippocratic considerations? But then, why should a nation founded on genocide place any special value on individual human life. Hillary Clinton (Universal Health Care, my foot) is the Queen of drug lobby kickbacks, and I wouldn't vote for her for dogcatcher if my life depended on it.

And can we puh-leese stop calling it Universal Health Care and, instead, what is is. . .Socialized Medicine. As Michael Moore so succinctly points out in his new film Sicko, we have free libraries, police and fire protection. Why not free health care and protection? What good are free books if I'm not alive to read 'em?

Some time back, a quite close friend of mine was told that all his vital signs were normal and sent home from Midway Hospital in L.A. with blood pressure of 220 over something-or-other. Maybe "normal" for someone such as himself who did not have health insurance. (No names please. It was David Ehrenstein.) If I had not intervened just in the nick of time, he would have bit the dust just like that poor woman who died recently at King-Drew in L.A., where I've directly witnessed a bit of inhumane disconcern myself. Yeah, shut it down.

Actually, there is a quite simple solution to nearly all the ailments that plague this country, and it is called political campaign reform. But why is there literally no discussion in the mainstream media regarding this matter. If you can't figure that one out, then you're already so dumbed down that there's no hope left for you.

That's all.

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