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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Friday, August 07, 2009

And It Comes To This...

3 comments:

Bananas said...

You know what I say. And it won't stop until somebody dies and probably not even then.

Bananas said...

Oh, one other thing...what really needs to happen is, in a very high profile State with progressive thinking people, they need to recall a Republican Congressman. That will make folks stand up and notice.

Gallis said...

As a Canadian, let me say this: no, our system is not perfect, but we have made a fundamental decision as a society that having individuals [and by extension their families] going bankrupt because they happen to get a major illness is not something that we want. Americans, one way or another, will need to make this same choice - and live with its consequences either way. To my mind, there's way to much focus on what a universal system will cost. A better question to ask, is what is it costing you now?

Another good discussion of the issue is here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/we-could-learn-a-few-things-from-the-us/article1242930/#

Dr. Andre Picard from the Globe & Mail looking at the strength and weaknesses of both the Canadian and US systems