Tagged: health care

There’s No Free Lunch

There’s No Free Lunch

  I saw an estimate in the trillions for “Medicare for All,” and it got me thinking about the humbug that passes for political discourse these days. I don’t care whether you’re a diehard...

When People are Pawns

When People are Pawns

  America is losing its most precious asset – its humanity.  I used to think of Americans as generous, compassionate people. And I still see signs of these admirable traits. In the success of so...

A Matter of Life or Death

A Matter of Life or Death

As I remember it, Jamaica had public hospitals when I was growing up there. They weren’t fancy. But they were free. These hospitals were funded by the government – the British government because Jamaica was...

Perils of Privatization 3

Perils of Privatization 3

My privatized health care adventure continues to befuddle me. One Home Care Solutions told me (at the last minute) on Friday evening they were not coming to administer my IV infusion, and referred me to Integrated...

Laid up. No Blogs

Laid up. No Blogs

I slipped in the shower and hit my head a couple of nights ago. Blood everywhere. Couldn’t stop the bleeding. Brought to mind that line in Macbeth where Lady Macbeth says: “Who would have...

There will be blood

There will be blood

I predicted this would happen, I just didn’t know it would snowball so fast.  From before the election it was clear that Obama was going to win and that there was going to be...

The Sick America that Conservatives Want

The Sick America that Conservatives Want

In the aftermath of the 2010 elections, America is getting a sample of the kind of society conservatives want to create. It is not a pretty picture. With the House of Representatives under Republican...

It’s True. We’re all Socialists Nowadays

It’s True. We’re all Socialists Nowadays

An H.G. Wells character said it more than a century ago: “We’re all Socialists nowadays.” And he was right. Even back then, the vast majority of people in the civilized world believed in Socialism...

Rope-a-Dopes

Rope-a-Dopes

Methinks that Obama outmaneuvered and outflanked the republicants and their teapartymadhatters.  Reassessing the last few months, I think that Obama’s calmness and strategy have once again outsmarted the party of ‘No’. I’m starting to...

Not in my backyard

Not in my backyard

Was talking with my sister (she’s Canadian) the other day about the ‘Not in my backyard’ mentality of many people, not just Americans.  She was telling me about plans for alternative energy sources through...