A few weeks ago, a woman bled to death in an emergency room, while her husband and a bystander both called 911 to report she was being ignored. In each and every case, without exception, I have been cared for by doctors who are kind, patient, painstaking and expert, and by nurses who are skilled, wise and tireless.
I mention this to indicate I am pretty deeply involved in the health care system.
There are four health care lobbyists for every congressman.
But there's room for irony when the owner of an anti-Moore Web site can't afford to maintain it when his wife gets sick.
He is turned away, of course, but not before observing that accused al-Qaeda terrorists get better (free) medical attention than 9/11 volunteers.
He simply tells one story after another about Americans who are sick, dying or dead because we have an undemocratic, profit-gouging health care system. This one is likely to strike home with anyone, left or right, who has had serious illness in the family.
And room for tears when a claims investigator for an insurance company tells Congress she knows she was her company's instrument for denying clients care they needed that might have saved their lives.
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Imagine a nation where one did not have to worry about deductibles, high monthly insurance rates, and being denied health care. The great thing about this topic is that it’s applicable to a wide audience.