Suck.on.that. I missed this on '60 Minutes' the first time. What a disgrace this nation's health care system is that so many people in just one small (Republican-Dominated BTW) area stand in line when a relief organization provides what should be their fucking right as a citizen of the self-proclaimed Greatest Nation on Earth.
And there's more, the video was from Knoxville, Tennessee (y'know where the University of Tennessee employer of one Glenn Reynolds is), just recently in Wise County, Virginia:
Nearly 2,000 people crowded onto a southwest Virginia fairgrounds Friday and waited hours to receive free dental care, eyeglasses and medical procedures.
Remote Area Medical founder Stan Brock said the daily limit of 1,600 patients for the three-day clinic in Wise County was reached by 5:30 a.m. Friday. Another 200 people were admitted to the treatment area later in the morning, but several hundred more had to be turned away.
That would be Rick Boucher's Virginia District, he sure as hell better at least be for a public option! The Kentucky districts surrounding Knoxville are the 1st though 4th, represented by Republicans Phil Roe, John Duncan, Zach Ramp and Democrat Lincoln Davis respectively. The first three are deep into the pockets of the insurance industry and for doing NOTHING for their constituents, determined to play the bible thumping and keep them both ignorant and poor. As for Davis, he's a Blue Dog and is in the same place. Assholes all.
Stan Brock is a goddamned saint. And hey, fuck you Blue Dogs and Max Baucus too.
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