I will forever remember November 11, 2011. Not because on the calendar it’s 11-11-11. It was the day that changed some things. That was the day my wife was just walking back into her job after going to her rig to get something and BAM, she falls on the floor. Nothing in the way. Nothing slippery on the floor. Just BAM!! On the floor she was. I know this because it was videotaped by the company security camera. For falling, she got an ambulance ride, a dislocated knee, and a fractured ankle in which doctors have since put in a plate and 7 screws. Her hurting herself wasn’t the frustrating thing to her. The rehabilitation isn’t the thing that she’s tired of the most. It’s the insurance company.
Oh yes, the great insurance company that after she fell, instead of really having time to recuperate, she was on the phone every 2 weeks trying to figure out where was her money so we could pay bills. The great insurance company when a company issued nurse came with us to a doctor’s appointment and told them that she needed a home health nurse for a while, they said NO. The same great insurance company that are now trying tooth and nail to NOT pay for her knee surgery that she is going to have to have even though you clearly have videotape evidence that she fell in HER PLACE OF WORK ON THE CLOCK.
Now, I get there are people out there who try to screw over the system. I understand that. But not everyone is doing the same thing. Do insurance companies think that people are so hard up for INSURANCE money, that they would fake an injury just to lay up in the shack hurting for 70% of their earnings? How very smug of you insurance companies! But of course you can be smug because you got everybody over a barrel.
You see, you know people need you. You know it’s cheaper to pay a premium of 500 dollars a month to you than for someone who doesn’t have you, which would run them roughly 3000 dollars a night at a hospital. Why can’t have a health system based on this premise:
Sounds pretty darn simple. American spends a lot of money on the military (less we forget 2 wars) If we can put guns in the hands of 18 year olds and tell them to go and kill someone who has done absolutely nothing to them why can’t we provide them and their families with this
Seems like everything would be right with the country if that was to happen. And lets not forget the doctors. We’re always talking about how everyone should earn their own keep. Really work for your paycheck.
But yet we’re afraid. It’s too much like right. We’re afraid of the minority. We’re afraid of the 1 or 2% of people who make up the health insurance business. We’re afraid of pissing off “someone.” Who that someone is is whoever is allowed to sit back and watch as people in this country get sicker and sicker because they can’t afford to pay for healthcare. Who that someone is are the greedy fat cats who keep lining their pockets with money by telling people NO who really need the help to get well. They would rather stand back, pay less taxes, collect fat checks, and go buy a big mansion in a place they couldn’t pronounce or even knew existed 2 weeks ago than to pay more in taxes, still live the same and everyone get the help they need. They would rather spend money investing in a tank, aircraft carrier, or stealth bomber than spend almost the same amount of money covering everyone in this country with healthcare. I’m not knocking Obamacare, but what I am knocking is the fact that people put greed over health. And that we as a nation can come up with the best and brightest ideas for the dumbest things, yet we can’t put 2 minutes of hard thought nor rub 2 nickels together to save our people and get them healthy. We’re all about the gun battle and flexing our superior muscle over some country. Yet we seem to be lagging behind in the basics. I’ll make a deal with you America: Guns for Healthcare. We can swap it out. And this time, we can do it at the same time because I somewhat know you.