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Go read When "minor" and "devestating" are used in the same sentence. I'll wait.

The most brutal part:
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They called it a minor stroke...but the results were devastating.

However they found that both arteries feeding the brain stem were either partially or almost fully blocked and the decision was made to place stents into those arteries and restore flow to that part of the brain. Some of the tissue was already dead from lack of blood flow and oxygen.

The stents were the main plan of attack...

Until they found she was uninsured." (italics mine)
Yes, they could treat it in a jiffy, fix it all up, IF ONLY SHE HAD INSURANCE. But she worked for a NON-PROFIT, and was in the retirement gap, so was UNINSURED. So now, this person who has worked to help people without computers get them, may just DIE OF A TREATABLE STROKE BECAUSE SHE LACKS INSURANCE OR THE MONEY TO PAY FOR IT!!

THAT IS WHAT THE CORPORATIST GOP AND THE TEA PARTY HAS BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY TO!

Is this America? If you aren't a rich stockbroker, or in the service of one*, you don't deserve to live? Is this how far we've fallen?

This woman isn't eligible for Medicare, and now the GOP wants to make Medicare harder to get, so more people just end up waiting to die of treatable conditions.

I guess that's better than starving due to the cuts in Social Security that they want to make, so that people my age don't get back what we've paid in to all of our working lives. Oh, yeah, we were supposed to save "enough" out of our ever-shrinking wages to invest in the great Ponzi SchemeStock Market in 401(k)s. (Mine have all shrunk over the last ten years, unless I literally added boatloads of cash I couldn't afford.) I bet our corporatist overlords will be happy to import melamine contaminated dog food for us to eat so we die and are out of their hair even quicker. After all, a slave who can't work should be put out of their misery, right?

FUCK THE TEA PARTY AND THE GOP WITH A WAD OF C-NOTES FOLDED UNTIL IT'S ALL CORNERS

* Corporate wage slaves are by definition in the service of the rich stockbrokers who own, buy and sell their employer's stock.

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kittenmommy
Jul. 20th, 2011 09:53 am (UTC)

FUCK THE TEA PARTY AND THE GOP WITH A WAD OF C-NOTES FOLDED UNTIL IT'S ALL CORNERS

YES!
jemyl
Jul. 21st, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
Healthcare Surrogate
The woman you describe needs a good healthcare surrogate who can fight for her. There are hospitals in this country that will treat such an illness with the best of care even if there is no insurance. This woman cannot fight for it alone. she needs to bill out a healthcare surrogate form and choose someone who knows, or is willing to learn how the game is played such that those docs will gladly do the stents because if they don't they know that they face a whopper of a law suit which will threaten their insurance coverage. There are ways to get that necessary surgery.

I happen to agree with you about the cuts and plans of the tea party and the Republicans currently in office. I would rather not fuck them with anything, however. Instead I plan to work to get them either out of office or neutralized by electing social minded Democrats to office ASAP. We need a double edged sword to stop them, one edge to get them out of office and/or neutralized and the other a lean mean email and letter writing, calling and showing up at their meetings to challenge them, let them know exactly why we think they are so full of shit (though not necessarily in those exact words), filling them with facts and examples of the human cost of their silliness and arrogant votes.

BTW I love you, my ravan beauty. Do you know why I chose your given first name? Well because of its meaning in Spanish. I wanted you always to know you were beautiful to me and had a name that would always remind you of it. Peace --- Mamasan
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