Another Famous Blogger
Unfortunately it is not a triumphant tale to tell. My lovely friend Kyla and her beautiful Kaytar are featured in this month's Self Magazine health article. Their story, along with three others, is quite chilling to say the least.
I have been following the "Tar" family's situation rather closely so I knew many of the details in regard to their search for health insurance. But I was absolutely shocked at the other three families' stories. We're talking bona fide jaw-dropping information that should make your goofy eye twitch. For what insurance companies use to deny claims these days is absolutely criminal.
And you may think you are immune to this crisis...just like Joan and I thought nine years ago. You are not. We once considered ourselves middle class tax-paying citizens (with money in the bank) of the greatest country in the world. There's no way we'd ever not afford health insurance for us, let alone our kids. I tell you this: had Joan not received the wonderful job offer 4 years ago from her former employer we'd be in the same situation as Kyla and Josh.
I used the word "crisis." Our whole economy is in crisis at this moment. The health insurance situation is getting worse by the day because we now have folks choosing to purchase gas so they can get to work rather than pay a bloated health insurance premium. I don't know about you but I'm pissed! Things need to change - and fast.
And I'll be honest to tell you I don't have a great solution. But isn't that what we elect our peers to do? Isn't that why we send "leaders" to our state capitols and Washington, for Christ's sake?
Just like me, Kyla found the power of blogging. I'll admit it: I like drama, I have a big mouth, I'm opinionated, I know exactly how nasty my toes taste. Young more-wiser-than-her-age Kyla is so much more like my wife. She'd rather not have drama or confrontation I'm not afraid of. But just like Joan she was hit by lightening. If there is one thing I have learned in this life it's that you don't mess with a caring mama and her beloved child.
Kyla, you rock! I'm just so proud to know you, know about you, and know how courageous you are. The rest of you jump on the bandwagon. I'm not endorsing any candidate or party. It's just time that we let our politicians know THEY WORK FOR US. PERIOD. And I think you'd be surprised at who reads your blog.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Another Famous Blogger