Wednesday, July 26, 2006

why america is a sham democracy

It's simple: NO FREEDOM WITHOUT HEALTH. If you're not healthy, you can't be free. The fact that millions of Americans get sick, stay sick & die because they have no health insurance makes America a sham democracy. We're the only civilized nation in the world that doesn't offer some kind of coverage for everyone. I'm ashamed of this. If I can find something to do about this, I will. It's a joke & it ain't funny.

1 comment:

Mary Harju said...

Tell me about it. After landing a high-paying job as a technical writer but without health insurance I got a call form my doctor who I'd seen before my old insurance ran out. Turns out I may have the beginnings of cancer and no way to pay. So now I'm faced with going back to working retail on top of my 30/wk job in order to pay the medical bills. Even if you can afford $200-$300 a month to insure yourself, the damn insurance companies will never take on someone who's already ill.

But FYI for all you artists who are in good health and need insurance: many umbrella arts organizations (National Womens Art Caucus, Fractured Atlas) offer cheap group health insurance to their members. When I get a clean bill of health I may go this route.


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