Posts Tagged: health care reform

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #22: Poverty Is Never “Genteel”

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Poverty may have been beloved of St. Francis, but not so much by the rest of us. Nobody likes to look at advanced poverty, toothless and drooling, clutching the hands of children who have running sores on their filthy legs. Poverty is a crackhead who pisses on the pavement, and sleeps with fleas and stray dogs.

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“Why Are We So Poor?”

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That’s how hard it is to see a doctor in Southeast Texas. People take a day off work to drive two hours to a student-run clinic that can only provide basic care.

In a brutal portrait of the personal reality of all those grim-health care statistics, Rachel Pearson writes about working at a low-income, student-run health clinic, where patients struggle with and often die from illnesses that they simply don’t have the money to treat.

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Someone is going to get shot

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The “debate” over health care reform in this country has gotten out of hand. If you’ve followed this story at all over the last week, you’ve been treated to reports of disruptions and protests at Congressional town halls, comparisons of health care reform to Stalin’s regime and Hitler’s Final Solution (link opens a video), and claims that the government is going to start euthanizing old people.

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