The COBRA subsidies are ending this month, unemployment is at its highest since the Great Depression, families have lost their homes and are homeless, health care reform is debated in the Senate, there's still the war abroad, there is no food at the food pantries, seniors are going hungry because Meals on Wheel is drying up, but--
the news focus on Tiger Woods' affairs? We are stuck with tabloid journalism when the world needs change. Instead the media takes joy in putting pressure on people until they crack. Who cares?
We need change. I see Obamas's ratings are below 50%--why, because he's cleaning up someone else's mess, actually trying to help?
Food stamps have been renewed (don't know what took so long the first time) and we can order Angel Food. Satanic Insurance, Inc. is going to allow my husband to go off insurance--the subsidy will probably come through to late for him. Once you're off COBRA, you're off. My insurance will still increase from $323 to $650 because it's pro-rated for each person you add. So with the catastrophe insurance, we'll be paying $700 a month, double the current rate.
It's not just us--what will be the cost of people not having manageable illnesses treated in a timely way?