Monday, March 22, 2010

Just My Thoughts on HCR

Let me just say that I don't know the entire bill. I don't even know half of it. I doubt there are many people that can say they have read the whole entire thing. Or even tried. What I do know? Is that as a woman with a lifelong (and VERY expensive) illness; who has had to stop working because she is too sick; who, even with very very very good insurance, has paid out of pocket at least $13k a year on medical bills; who ultimately had to file bankruptcy because of health related expenses; who has lived in fear for the past 6 years on this policy that they would rescind her coverage; you can't tell me that the current system of health care in America is okay. Or fair. Or humane. You just can't tell me that leaving the poor to die because they can't afford monthly premiums is okay. You can't tell me that having our elderly cut their pills in half or not go to the doctor when needed is okay. And you certainly can't tell me that a parent of a child with cancer has to let them die because their policy reached it's cap and the insurance won't pay to save them is okay.

I am quite certain there are aspects to this bill that I won't like. I'm sure that somewhere down the road it will directly impact my families bottom line in some shape, form, or fashion. But you know what? I don't care. Because at the end of the day, no one deserves to live a substandard life just because of their economic status. NO ONE.

Before there were was the Constitution there was a set of laws. A set of laws that folks seem to have thrown out the window these days (why hello racial slurs and spitting in 2010. Way to go, America!). How about love thy neighbor as thyself? Yup, that means taking care of those who can't take care of themselves. It's really not rocket science. Not even close. And if getting help to 32 million people isn't a good idea then you've got much bigger problems ahead of you than your bottom line.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Grow Baby Grow

Today was our bi-annual "stand against the wall and look straight while your mother scientifically scratches a pencil marking on the wall so we can see how tall you are" day. Both kids have grown an inch in 6 months. Arissa is now 4'10-1/2" and Isaiah is now a whopping 4' 11-1/2". Oh yes, boy wonder is a mere half inch away from hitting the big 5 foot mark. We will have to party hard when that day arrives. Lord knows the kid has waited long enough for it.

Now, if I can get him to grow without growing out of all his clothes I'd be really happy.