Wednesday, July 29, 2009

We've Got to Get Health Care Right - Right Now

Another article about Third World health care in our Country.

I was at the Rose Garden in the White House in 1993 when President Clinton tried to get health care reform passed. Along with many others, I spoke to the President, Vice President, Mrs. Clinton and Mrs. Gore about the lack of availability for in home hospice care for my dying mother.

Others spoke about the lack of health insurance for their adult children, still in college, and lack of portability of health insurance. One man left the hospital where he was waiting for a liver transplant so he could meet with the President.

We have another President who recognizes the problems. However, we have Congressmen who do not. Maybe we should take Congress' health insurance away from them and their families and make them seek out care at the Wise Fair Grounds in Virginia. Let's see how fast things change then.

Health care is not a privilege for the few. It's the right of all. Without it, we cannot advance as a country.

As the Blue Dog Democrats may say: "Git it DONE!" Now!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Health Care in the Richest Country in the World...

Two thousand people in line at fairgrounds in Virginia to get free health insurance:

This wouldn't happen in England or Canada or Finland or Germany or Australia or...

Do I want more taxes in order to pay for universal health insurance?
Damn straight, I do. Then I wouldn't be paying the friggin' $350/month for my employer-based health insurance. Then I wouldn't have to wait for Medicare to kick in to retire. Then having health care wouldn't be one of my worries if I lost my job.

Do I want my health care/prescriptions rationed?
Another resounding yes! I don't think I need half the tests or medications given me.

Do I want to be told what doctors/hospitals, etc I can go to?
Already happening.

Too bad we didn't follow England's lead at end of WWII.
Less docs driving Lotus Europas and more people with health care.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

RWA National

I will be blogging about RWA National starting tomorrow on either: or

There's always something going on at National.

And I will be interviewing Macie Carter, an erotic romance writer whose first book, Teasing the Muse, will soon be out from The Wild Rose Press:

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Bad Dreams...

I had one - about the family of an ex-boyfriend putting me in a difficult situation. I suddenly awoke with my heart pounding and had to lie still and meditate to get my heart rate down. Very disturbing dream. And then I read my horoscope:

A current disappointment may stir up something unpleasant from your past. At first, everything appears to be in order; your emotions are giving you signals to go ahead. But the appearance of an obstacle could trigger a fear reaction that reminds you of a similar event. Stay focused on what's happening now and don't let a hurtful memory stand between you and the joy of the present moment.

In other words: "Keep your eye on the prize." My prize is to be a published writer for the rest of whatever time I have left. No other dreams need apply.