|Serenity, my grey tabby*|
This system sucks. If we had universal health care, PwDs could work without facing the potential loss of health care...which would make for more tax payers (yay capitalism). It would also be cost-effective because preventative health care is cheaper than ER visits (and I saw a lot of folks last night at Urgent Care with issues that would have been best treated at a primary care facility).
ObamaCare isn't enough. Look to Europe, Canada, Cuba....look at what economists call "developed" or "industrialized" countries, and look at what we're lacking. Then think back at stories like mine, where I'm literally in tears wondering if our health system dysfunction could inevitably lead me to having to take a leave of absence from school (and work, as my job is dependent on me being a grad student). Please. I know this rant is fueled by pain medication, frustration, & tears, but there's a reason. I'm definitely not the only one in this position.
*The photo is random...just a blurry photo of my elder cat Serenity in front of a stuffed penguin a good friend gave to me.