Monday, July 09, 2007

Coincidentally, we went to see Sicko on Saturday

And, more coincidentally, we sat next to a woman with emphysema who was hooked up to an oxygen tank.

She laughed heartily throughout the movie. But she also cried, quietly, several times. I could see her wiping her eyes.

That broke my heart.

But the movie in general broke my heart. Whether or not you like/dislike, agree/disagree with Moore, how can you not agree that our current medical set up in broken beyond repair? It is broken. Broken. Broken.

We deserve more than this. We deserve better.

Where I live there is a huge shortage of doctors. You have to wait months to get in for a pelvic examination, a dental appointment. And the dermatologist? Forget about it. Expect a six month wait to see your doc. It's wrong.

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