Ten Bears comments here frequently. From his blog:
I’ve been railing about “health insurance” for quite some time now, and as the debate has deepened it has become increasingly clear that what Americans want, what we need, is health care, not insurance.
When you’re doing without, you do what you can to take care of yourself, and hope nothing ever happens. When you find yourself on the floor with an accute appendicitis, well… you put yourself in debt. By Saturday afternoon I was been prepped for surgery, by Sunday morning I had checked myself out against advice as I just can’t afford it.
I’m extremely grateful to those who were there in my need.
This is just wrong. We need a health care system that provides real care to everyone without impoverishing people.
Get well soon, Ten Bears.