Monday, May 5, 2008

Heathcare- USA Style

Finished up what was actually kind of a brutal EMS shift- on the way home I stopped at the local VFD for a plate of spaghetti. No- Pedro don't like the Sp'ghetts that much- no, this was a fund raiser my friend. We see them all the time- why it's like supplemental heath insurance! Now forget for a moment all the system abusers you see everyday- toe pain, finger pain, itchy this, scratchy, shaky, silly, my doctor told me to call, I'm too sad, I'm too happy,drug seeker, you know, you know.
No Padrone'- we were actually buying dinner so an 11 year old girl could get a bone marrow transplant- yes that is right- in 21st century USA we are trying to finance life saving medical procedures with noodles and red sauce.
That's just peachy you say, unemployed immigrants, let 'em git jobs and git theys own heath care insurance. Yup- good plan knucklehead- this family has jobs, and they serve the community and dey pay taxes- but... like alot of us... their health care plan fell short... and the caring healthcare pros that intervened on the little girls behalf basically said- ok, you ain't getting in the happy circle of life till we have $xx,xxxx, cash, up front- we will bill you for the rest.
So- the system is broken- you know it is, you see it. Till it can be fixed Pedro the Paramedic will eat VFD spaghetti and buy the raffle tickets and, and and...

Hey, is it some- how immoral that people in this country are being denied the most basic forms of care for no reason other than their insurance status?

Let Pedro the Paramedic just say it folks- any nation that requires it's sick and injured to pay first or die is wrong and rotten and immoral at it's very core.

Now please- let me repeat... right here in the USA, everyday, all the time, routinely- we sacrifice moms, dads, kids for no reason other than- they can't afford the cost of saving and maintaining their sorry asses- again, in 21st century USA we are trying to finance life saving medical procedures with noodles and red sauce, again, in 21st century USA we are trying to finance life saving medical procedures with noodles and red sauce, again, in 21st century USA we are trying to finance life saving medical procedures with noodles and red sauce, again, in 21st century USA we are trying to finance life saving medical procedures with noodles and red sauce...

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