Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Health care??????

I know this one is going to offend some people ESPECIALLY my family, but I have to say it. The government can't handle my driver's license right. The government can't handle my car registration right. It is supposed to manage my health care correctly????? I HAVE SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE!!!!! My health care is handled by the biggest socialized organization that the US has currently, the ARMY. It SUCKS!!!! I have been congested for about 4 or 5 days now. I have ignored it, but last night I started to lose my voice and my throat really hurt. So this morning at 6:50 am, I called the appointment line and was then told that in the 20 minutes that they had been open, all of the appointments for today had been booked and that I needed to call at 6:30 tomorrow. Or I could go to the ER and take my chances. (Her EXACT words). So I have to hope that I can get a call through tomorrow morning or wait another day. If you want to know what socialized medicine is like ask a retired veteran. I have heard a story of one vet who has a brain tumor (and with tumors in the brain, fast diagnosis and treatment is important). He was told that the neurologist couldn't see him for 8 months! They are trying to work the system better, but the system is the problem. Just read some of the articles at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html . This British newspaper has story after story of how bad nationalized or socialized medicine can be. I don't understand how people think just because these officials have won an election to a certain position, that they have the massive knowledge to run your and my life, money and health. I'm going to go o.d. on Dayquil now. God Bless!


tierd said...

I hope you're feeling better! I grew up in a military family and know your pain ... no fun. If you have a moment (ha! right?) I tagged you for something on my blog.

Beckie said...

You are so right. I wish more people could understand this!