It is an odd night....
And the country is divided....
And I am unsure if I should post this....
A couple days ago, I stumbled across another mom blogger Erin who is a member of the LDS church, who posted her support of gay couples and gay marriage.
It was a very brave post.
In honor of her bravery, I will post this. AND I will ask you, if you don't agree, just (as Erin said) click away.
I am relieved tonight....congress passed health care reform. I am not happy because so many people are unhappy. But I am relieved.
We have a lot of work to do and this bill is not perfect. But as a person who spends a lot of time negotiating with insurance and hospitals, something has to change.
Two months ago I stood in line at the Children's pharmacy. I was behind a woman who was trying to get a prescription for her daughter. It was a prescription for her daughter's heart.
Her husband had just lost his job. They had no coverage for this prescription.
"But it's for her heart." The woman pleaded with the pharmacist. "I have to have it."
They went back and forth. I was about to pull out my credit card to pay for this prescription....how much could it be? , I thought.
$600 for a ten day bottle.
Sadly, I put my credit card back.
The woman went up to talk to the doctors to see what could be done. She left without the heart medication.
My heart broke.
You may have laughed at my last post about waiting 18 months for a bed. But the truth is....we're still waiting.
1.85 million Americans will go bankrupt this year due to medical bills.
In the end, we are all people just trying to live a good life and insure our children will also live a good life. I hope we all remember this in the days to come.
P.S.....laughing at the last post was a good thing :)