Mixed Blessing

"The court's mixed verdict could create problems, notably in its weakening of the law's Medicaid provisions in the name of states' rights. While the impact of this part of the ruling is not fully clear yet, the court may have effectively denied health care coverage to a large number of poorer Americans."

shannonymous shannonymous
18-21, F
2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

Huh. I suppose universal health care is something I never think about, because everything except for a few elective surgeries are free here up north. But, I simply don't understand why this never happened in the states.<br />
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I mean, throughout each educated nation's history, someone has stepped up and said that seeing a doctor and being treated for an illness is a basic right, just like having a trained team of people in flame-resistant suits rush to your house if it's on fire, or being able to send children to an institution during the day in order to help them decide how they want to change the world... and every time the people of each nation have said 'Yes, of course' in their homes, and at the ballot box.<br />
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But that's never happened in the states, and I don't understand why.

because of the vampires that ruled the south a couple hundred years ago :P

Oh yes, of course. How silly of me!

But that's alright. I'll always have Ms. Capable-and-Intelligent (I'm talking about you!) to enlighten me. Thanks, Shannon!

I just hope those vampires don't figure out a way to shield themselves from the sun... or we'll all be ruined! Then again, is it just me or have I begun to see more pale people in those weird body-covering black suits and ties and sunglasses lately... and those suitcases they carry around everywhere with them, the contents of which they use to sustain themselves every day...

watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter...it was really good :)

Oh dear, I will. It's on my summer to-do list!

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I can't tell you how grateful I am for the National Health Service in the UK. I know their are plenty of people that would have a go at it BUT I know that we have a safety net. I am proud of the NHS. We shouldnt take it for granted!

but katie...what about the excerpt...the excerpt!! Dont you have any thoughts, opinions, rants, raves about it? inquiring minds want to know ;)

hmmmmmm...well, it's certainly something to think about. Thanks again Katie, insightful as ever.

ha ha yeah

if I could, I'd vote for both of you, simply on principle. Katie you could invent a new party, with wiffy flip flops, on the beach of a paradise island, as your logo. Return to Eden indeed

ha ha :D thanks katarina, i'd vote for you too

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