Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hubba's update

Spent most of yesterday at the hospital, hubby had his inflamed gall bladder out.

Laparoscopy surgery is Out Patient, so did not get home until 8:30PM.

Todays Insurance companies determine our health care in this country.
There is no reason anyone should be sent home the same day they have been pumped full of anesthetics.
It is time for some strong reforms in health care.
If it is Universal or just State issued, something has to be done soon.
Instead of giving constant tax breaks to the wealthy we need to take care of those that can't take care of them selves.
A recent article in our local paper talked about hospitals having deep financial problems because of the numbers of uninsured coming into their ER rooms.
Minnesota has estimated almost 400,000 are uninsured here, many of them children
At one point the hospitals were charging those uninsured more for their treatments then they were the insured.
Sending bill collectors after them and draining every penny out of them they could.

Our former Attorney General Mike Hatch along with our current one Lori Swanson, put a stop to it.

We are the lucky ones with good coverage. But as I sat in that waiting room yesterday, I wondered what would have happened to us if we hadn't had decent coverage
How many people end up dying because they don't go in for preventative medicine.

Until we get a President that cares more for people instead of his rich friends I don't expect many changes.

2 comments:

Heidi said...

I'm sorry to hear about your husband but glad the gall bladder is out and taken care of.

Thanx for stopping by and have a great weekend.

alan said...

Until we remove the shareholders and the boardrooms from the decisions it's not going to change!

alan