OK, I generally agree that we need some semblance of universal healthcare in this country. But be warned about what you are in for. You’ll remember that, a couple days ago, I told you my dad had a minor stroke because he has 69% blockage in his carotid artery.
Well, today he found out that they will not operate on him. He has to have 90% blockage in order to be considered.
If you want socialized medicine in this country, know what you are getting into. The decision about my dad was not made from a health perspective. If it was, he’d have been in the operating room already. It was made from a rationing perspective, and I am pissed off royally. It would not have happened here. You can talk all you want about the people who don’t have healthcare in this country, and I definitely sympathize with that because my ex-partner’s parents, who I love dearly, are ill and don’t have insurance. But if you do have health insurance, and if your carotid artery is 69% blocked and you had a stroke because of it, you’d get the operation here.