With this bullshit in Washington DC I feel I got to go off topic again. Especially after getting blown off by my districts republican represented when I tried to contact her to express my concerns over her vote of 9/20/2013.
First let me tell you a true story. There was an auto accident and the veteran was severely injured. To the point of requiring full life support measures. He ended his hospital stay after three months. He left the hospital with tremendous medical bills not covered by his insurance. Fortunately he recovered.
Now here is the interesting part. During the 1st weeks he was in the hospital it was determined that he was a veteran without insurance. The intensive care hospital he was in began gearing up to transfer him to the local veteran’s hospital despite his medical needs.
Make no mistake, the Veteran’s hospital he was to be sent to would have gone to the bloody wall to save his life. However they just did not have the equipment or the skilled personnel needed to save his life.
He was fortunate, his younger brother discovered he had medical insurance and was able to prove it to the hospital. With the proof of insurance the doctors and nurses were cut loose and they saved his life. I wonder if he was wealthy would he had such problems.
I have to wonder if under Obama care would there have been such difficulty. I believe doctors and nurses should not have their hands bound by the insurance companies/hospital corporation’s profit margins. Saving lives should not be attached to the pocket book.
Another thing is the $40 billion cut from food stamps. A lot of republicans say that some sort of workfare will replace the food stamp program. All right where is it? Also it would make the lazy takers get off their butts and go out and find work. Okay, where are the jobs?
A lot of Veteran’s still waiting, years and years, for the benefits promised after agreeing to serve and protect our country. With Their combat damaged health preventing them from getting and keeping jobs. What little savings they had before answering their nations call are gone. Not to mention just keeping a roof over their heads. Having been forced onto food stamps they are now being told, ‘You know what, we are going to slow down getting your benefits even more and those food stamps you need to feed your kids so sorry those are gone too.’
Side-Note: Contrary to popular belief going to the PX costs money. Just not as much as a civilian store. The only benefit going to the PX is there are no taxes groceries and clothing sold there.
Missouri was the beginnings of a good plan. Families and individuals in need of aid must give back about 25 hours of service per week. This allows aide recipient to keep their pride and have the time to find a job.
Next week I’ll talk about Small Claims court costs.