Sunday, March 04, 2007

What's the real cost?

Money is Money ... and everyone knows the federal budget is a mirage anyhow ... it is like the biggest shell game in the world. We loan people money who have nothing to every repay us and rape them of their natural resources in repayment. Ever play monopoly with a bully who owns all the hotels?

What's the human cost? Those who have given their life are heros - even if the cause is unjust. They gave their life in the line of duty - there's is not to wonder why, but to respond and it is wrong that we've sent them into harms way based on lies.

How about the news out of Walter Reed? Sub-standard care for veterans? This is new? Why hasn't it been news before? How about the elderly WWII veteran that had to wait more then 3 months for an appointment at a VA facility to confirm a diagnosis that if treated 3 months earlier could have been at the least palliative?

Money buys healthcare in this country. Kim at emergiblog
reviewed a high end concierge medical service. Is this ethical? I don't know the answer, but I do know that there is a whole population of people in this country that cannot get medical services, is it right that you can pay extra to get private phone numbers and unlimited access to medical care? Kim did a great review of the site - check it out and let me know what you think...

4 comments:

Mama Mia said...

Hello TwinMamaLinda,

I've been enjoying your blog. I hope that somewhere in your parenting and studies you'll have time to do the 'Things Nurses Can't Live Without' meme that I just tagged you for. No pressure though - I know what the life is like!

The tag is at: http://dustitwind.blogspot.com/2007/03/things-nurses-cannot-live-without.html
Thanks :)

gmcountrymama said...

Great post, I totally agree. Why don't some of those rich people use that money to pay healthcare for someone who can't afford it?

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