I found out today that a friend (not that close to me but very close to others who are very close to me, and a person I have known for a very long time) is near death from a perforated intestine. The thing is, he was in pain and didn't go to the hospital because he has no insurance. He waited a week. I am stunned that he may die, worried about those close to him, and angry that this country allows this kind of thing to happen on a daily basis. If he had lived in England, or France, or Canada, no doubt he would have been in an emergency room on the first day. Instead, he took Advil and waited until he couldn't tolerate the pain another minute. He had two surgeries today, and will indergo several more, if he survives. The doctors called in his family members, because it doesn't look good.
This did not have to happen. If you read this, please, pray or visualize or think healing thoughts for him. Thanks.
And speak out about single payer health care. This has gone on too long.