An Interesting Take on American Health Care
An article in the Guardian by Jessa Crispin caught my eye recently, where she complains that she can never leave her spouse, else she’ll lose her healthcare. Not that she wants to, she’s pretty much happy with the bloke, all things considered.
But wow, does she ever have a point
Like lacking gun control, healthcare in America is something we do the best we can with. And we lack any say over either, for the same reasons. Lobbyists overcome common sense in America’s governmental chambers because they shove money at legislators and money gets votes. Maybe it’s always been that way, but I’ve lived under a whole bunch of administrations and the last half-dozen seem like they arrived from another planet.
Jessa’s a free-lance writer and four years ago she had a bout with what sounds like a preview of Covid, but she walked away alive, with a $12,000 hospital bill to pay. And from the horror-stories I see, it could as easily have been $50,000. No matter, it took her four years to crawl out from …