Sandra, from http://worldsendfarmthisandthat.blogspot.com/ has an eloquent post today where she clearly expresses her impatience with the status quo in health care. She distills a lot of the chatter into a few salient points with examples to support what she says. Check it out it's a great read.
I want to thank Jayne, from http://journeythroughgrace.blogspot.com/ for her post today about the politics of health care in America. Jayne was kind enough to reference a post I made here at the beginning of July, entitled: "Universal Health Care: a Canadian's Experience". Butternut Squash from http://goddessoftheconfluence.blogspot.com/ has also posted about the need for universal health care and kindly made a link to my previous post on the topic, for which I thank her. If you haven't read these posts yet, I encourage you to do so.
A little note here as well re fellow blogger Renee, from http://circlingmyhead.blogspot.com/. She has been blogging about her fight with Stage 4 inflammatory breast cancer. She just found out this week that her 25 year old nephew now has a bleeding tumor in his stomach, her sister (the nephew's mother) has also just been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and amidst all this, her mother is in serious condition in hospital. This is all taking place in Canada and while her posts are not made to describe the Canadian health care system, if you read them you will get a first-person, here-and-now glimpse into how our system works. Her sister and nephew are being operated on today, according to her last post (forgive me if I do not have all the facts straight) so this is happening in "real" time. Beyond the unfathomable physical and emotional suffering in her family right now - I cringe to imagine the financial devestation that they would be experiencing on top of everything else, if they lived in the United States and weren't among the fortunate few to have excellent insurance coverage.
My thoughts are with Renee and her family today.