Thursday, August 13, 2009

Medical Insurance

I have lost all the paper work I need to file to get money for being hit by a car. It happens, right? Well, it probably doesn't happen to a lot of people. I mean, lots of people get hit by cars but most of them don't actually get the driver's info, let alone lose the driver's info. I'm in complete meltdown mode right now. I moved and lost all my paper work. Does this tie into a super-narrative? No, it does not. I wish healthcare and transportation were entirely nationalized but can't figure out how to run for city council or have more than 3 people read a single blog-post, let alone lead a movement to make fundamental shifts in the way our American society is organized. I would like to fundamentally change the expectations people around the country and world have for what will happen to them when they have problems in life. But I will focus more closely on figuring out how to get unemployment money because I am super broke. Oh, well. Somebody pointed out to me how easy it is to do background checks on people now - just search for their personal web pages and whatever. Well, now I'm nervous to actually post anything the slightest bit personal but a little too lazy and unconcerned to actually go back and change any postings.

Anyway, I am very much disheartened by the healthcare "debate" that's going on "around the country". I would love to see a news report actually address the apathy and ineptitude of the average American. Nobody cares about anything. Madden 10 comes out tomorrow. It will sell more copies than any newspaper or magazine explaining in minute detail what are the actual issues at stake in the healthcare, um, movement. What are we supposed to worry about if the alternative to an HMO is a government run HMO that you still have to pay just as much to be a part of? Has anybody involved in the argument actually stopped to say, "Wait, this changes nothing." But it's scary to people who think Socialism (i.e., a system that is built upon communally divided resources, ideally resulting in shared positive results) is the devil above all other devils. I don't have anything to add to this debate but I would love to see a healthcare system that is based on raising the level of care for the entire country rather than protecting very large corporate interests come hell or high-water. Good luck to everybody who can read.

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