Friday, August 12, 2011

I was having a really good day

and then I read some nooz....

A Colorado woman is suing the city of Denver and the state because their crappy computer Medicaid program meant her son couldn't get the life saving asthma meds he needed, and he died. I am familiar with the Medicaid prescription run around. It sucks. I was lucky that I just needed meds that make me function, not that keep me alive.

But it doesn't have to be that way. When Medicaid works, it's like being on the NHS in the UK. You don't have to worry that you don't have the co-pay to go to the emergency room if you get hit by a car or that the out of pocket expenses from your monthly prescriptions cost most than your grocery bill.

Medicaid sucks only in that it's a poor people program, and you all know what they do to programs that are only for us poor folk.

So that was enough to take me from "w00t w00t it's Friday!" to "fucking government fucking assholes killing kids fucking fuckers but at least I live in a blue state"

Yeah, so much for progressive cities.

San Francisco, worried that their citizen-killing cops might start a protest riot ala London, jammed (or had companies jam) cell phone service where the protest was supposed to happen. Democracy at it's finest!

And now I am going to go down a bottle of Advil because I have an abscessed tooth and my work health insurance doesn't kick in for another 3 weeks. Sure, I've got Medicaid still, but that doesn't pay for dental for adults, and barely pays for dental for kids- that is if you can find a dentist who actually takes it.

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