Don't know if you noticed that the people fighting those horrendous fires in Colorado and elsewhere were given the chance to be a part of the federal workers health insurance plan because before that announcement today, these folks would spend weeks and months on the front lines of voracious fires risking their lives for others and yet because there aren't necessarily fires to fight all year long were considered part time workers and therefore their health challenges were their problem. Until today.
Does it strike anyone else how absurd it is that we expect all kinds of sacrifices from all kind of workers in this country and yet deprive them of healthcare for various inhumane reasons because the USA, the wealthiest country in the world, can't compete with England or France or Latvia or various Asian countries etc. How strange this land has become when it comes to understanding the basic needs of our fellow humans.
I'm lucky I have health insurance so I could see my doctor today, but there were many years when I was younger and raising my older kids when I couldn't afford health insurance. After visiting and having friends in countries like Canada and England and France and Japan etc. where healthcare is universal and yet cheaper than it is here, once again its clear that the entity that matters most in our society these days is corporations, not individual humans. God bless "Obamacare" for beginning the process to make healthcare more widely available.