Be A Patriot: VOTE!
Every election is important to true patriots, and this one coming up is no exception. I admit my primary interest is in each candidate's approach to healthcare. I don't want to argue politics here, or talk about who has the best plan for heathcare. Each accuses the other of plans that will bring us to Armageddon. My poor brain wonders how it could possibly get any worse.
Just in my small world of friends and acquaintances, healthcare is already in the toilet. I have a friend with a suffering symptomatic child who can't get in to see a specialist until January 2013. This is with insurance, and a referral from her PCP. Another friend has a new grandchild who had to return to the doctor at 2 days old and had to be hospitalized for 21 days to treat an infection NOT acquired from the mom. Then the baby's mom required hospitalization a day later for a post-partum infection. Grandma is an RN. Asking around, she discovered her loved ones weren't the only ones back in the hospital. That has to be from a dirty O.R. And of course, I had my own negative experience with my family's C. Diff crisis, not to mention my failed pursuit of temporary assistance after my hip fracture.
The fact that the candidates are even discussing change to our healthcare system makes this the most important election to me. PLEASE review each candidates platform carefully, and then go be a patriot, and vote your choice in the upcoming election. Anything has to be an improvement over the way things are now!