Wednesday, September 16, 2009

No tragic irony there

Crystal Lee Sutton, the inspiration behind "Norma Rae" died of brain cancer a few days ago. In a tragic irony, touching on issues of today (because we all know the GOP has all but eliminated unionization) her last days reveal the nature of our current health care system:

She went two months without possible life-saving medications because her insurance wouldn’t cover it, another example of abusing the working poor, she said.

“How in the world can it take so long to find out (whether they would cover the medicine or not) when it could be a matter of life or death,” she said. “It is almost like, in a way, committing murder.”

A "death panel" if you will.

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