Monday, August 3, 2009

Medical Care in the richest country in the world

I am sick. The details are unbloggable. An entirely preventable catastrophe for a 90 year old parishioner. Entirely for the ease of care of the center where he was. The details are unimaginable. I had no idea such a thing was possible. According to the information I have, the problem is unfixable (though I think with the right surgeon it might be). I want to strangle the administrators there who made the decision.

Another parishioner is in another rehab center where there is a camera on him 24 hours a day. He is there because of a test which I am beginning to read probably shouldn't be done on people in his condition.

I am thankful for the health insurance the PCUSA provides, despite my frustrations with the drug coverage. We need not just good health care insurance for every American, we need more caring care, particularly for our most vulnerable populations.