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....more
Posts Tagged: health care reform
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....more
Update: The White House has reached a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) for his vote on the bill. Rep. Stupak says “We’re well past 216,” the number of votes needed for passage.
The debate over this round of health care reform has been nasty for a long time, and yesterday it reached epic proportions when protesters reportedly called Rep....more
“I think a lot of those people (protesting against the bill) today demonstrated this is not about health care. It’s about trying to extend a basic fundamental right to people who are less powerful.”
— House Majority Whip James Clyburn, after anti-health care protestors resorted to ethnic and homophobic slurs against Democratic members of Congress....more
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....more