Let’s free health care from the shackles of capitalism.
Bill Clinton, vintage 1993:
Millions of Americans are just a pink slip away from losing their health insurance, and one serious illness away from losing all their savings. Millions more are locked into the jobs they have now just because they or someone in their family has once been sick and they have what is called the preexisting condition. And on any given day, over 37 million Americans — most of them working people and their little children — have no health insurance at all. And in spite of all this, our medical bills are growing at over twice the rate of inflation, and the United States spends over a third more of its income on health care than any other nation on Earth.
I would also like to free democracy from the shackles of capitalism, but I’m not sure that’s possible. Money makes the world go round.
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My dad is having a 2nd surgery today for bladder cancer. He’s been nonchalant about it – a way of coping, I suppose. He keeps calling it “The Big C” and acting like there is no link between smoking and bladder cancer.