One of my old friends posted on Facebook about the new insurance law of the land – his child has a “pre-existing condition.”
A response from one of his FB acquaintances said:
“Why will your situation change? You have insurance and your procedures are covered.”
And this, American public, is what’s wrong with this country.
We cannot just care about the people we personal know.
Just because you don’t know someone doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
Just because you don’t know someone doesn’t mean they don’t need your help.
Just because you don’t know someone doesn’t mean they don’t deserve compassion and basic human dignity.
I am horrified that the Republicans and the conservatives have absolutely no empathy, sympathy, or compassion for anyone other than themselves.
They want to make basic health care unaffordable for the disabled, the elderly, and the victims of domestic violence.
They want women who have babies punished by cutting off their insurance or making it unaffordable. (And to anyone who wants to respond by saying that women who can’t afford children shouldn’t have them needs to go down to an abortion clinic and pay for the abortion or pay for the prenatal, labor and delivery, and post-natal care, as well as paying up for the next 20 years for the kid’s life…)
They want to take care of themselves and their cronies, giving money to people who already have it while taking it away from those who do not have it.
Let me tell you this – you are not “safe.” No one can predict what will happen in their lives, where they will be in one year, five years, ten years.
But the thing is, even saying that, that is not the point.
**The point is that it shouldn’t have to happen to you for you to care about it.**
It’s that simple.
Care about your fellow human beings.