Thursday, August 13, 2009

Get the Facts on Healthcare Reform

Note to spammers who intend to leave vicious comments about the evils of Socialism and "Obamacare": I moderate all my blogs. Don't waste your time here.

Healthcare reform is THE most important thing on the national agenda right now. I burnt out on my last job working with caregivers of people with Alzheimer's and other dementing illnesses NOT because of the sadness of illness and death. It was the stories of people going into bankruptcy and facing financial devastation in addition to the heartbreak they were going through that got to me. Now the job I had at that agency might not even exist anymore. The California legislature just cut that agency's funding by 73%! Now even the inadequate level of care we were providing there won't be available. We need reform NOW!!

Click this link to learn the facts, share it with as many people as possible, and stop the promoting of hate and misinformation.


Sabrina said...

Hi, Thank you for this post. I can relate-completely. I blog and advocate for my 17 mo old who has a series of rare heart defects. Through her 2 open heart surgeries and 2 caths and countless echos, etc, we remained strong as a family, and Luna lives a normal and healthy toddler life.
However, what hangs over my head every day, is not whether she'll face medical problems in the past, but what bill Anthem will dispute next. Even though we pay 12K out of pocket, and that is WITH my husband's company contributing 50%.

Anyway, thank you for your voice in this!

ps-one of my clients, Andie Day, designs homes for the physically and mentally challenged. you can find her on twitter @andieday. if you click to her site, you'll see her segment on a local tv show (NECN) about a house she designed for a woman with Alzheimer's. Through Andie's thoughtful and safe design-and technology, the woman now lives a comfortable life, independantly, in her own home.

Thanks again!

Sheryl Karas said...

Thank you!