Socialized Medicine

I had to have some blood work done about a month and a half ago.  I’m not big on needles and I’m certainly not big on blood so when you combine those two things together I am a complete wreck.  I somehow managed to gather enough courage to get my blood drawn and let me tell you the guy who took it was super nice about the whole thing.  I was a big baby and made sure to communicate that I am squeamish around needles and blood and was really hesitant to give him my arm.  I felt super light headed but miraculously somehow survived.  I even got a nice cold Gatorade in the process.  Some poor lady who came in with crutches beside me must have laughed seeing a 31 year old guy in a shirt and tie moaning and groaning like a big baby.  Seriously I thought I was going to pass out there for a while.  Why am I talking about all of this?  Oh yeah…healthcare…yeah don’t really like it sometimes.  I ended up paying $194 for one of the tests which evidently wasn’t covered by my insurance unbeknownst to me. If you ever followed the Show 30 Day from Morgan Spurlock (the man who produced SuperSize Me), he did a show on minimum wage.  It basically showed if you are poor in this country and can’t afford insurance you are pretty much forgotten about which is sad and we need to take care of the people of this world not forget about them.  I’m not saying what I embedded above is perfect, I’m not saying Obama’s plan is perfect, but what I am saying is we need to at least do something because what we are doing isn’t working.