29 November 2007

The Uninsured

Quo usque tandem abutere, Congressum, patientia nostra?

Thirty-three years or more you've been grappling, unsuccessfully, with healthcare for all Americans.

My law school graduating kid and his family (including my two year old grandchild) will be uninsured this coming summer while my son prepares for and takes his bar exams before taking up his job in a law firm in the autumn.

My daughter, who will have my second grandchild in March, will be uninsured unless she goes back to work driving a forkift in an un-airconditioned warehouse while her hard-working husband also has no job-related health insurance job. These are all hard-working, tax-paying people like so many other uninsured Americans.

It is a national disgrace, unfortunately, we have lost any sense of shame--especially those on the hill.

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