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Tue Apr 17, 2012, 05:34 AM

70. Incredibly depressing because it's true

After reading this thread I am even more depressed about the direction our country is headed. I think it's clear that, for many reasons, a mass exodus is not the answer. The fact is that many people in this country still have some type of coverage through their employer and do not consider health care a major concern. Their only thought is keeping a job they may despise. They are not thinking long term and considering what would happen if they lost their job and/or got a catastrophic illness. They believe they will be fine if they just make it until 65 and who cares about the millions who don't have coverage through an employer or Medicare or a parent. I am one of those millions. Lets face it, the real problem is that our politicians are bought and paid for by powerful corporate interests. They seem to have found ways to subvert our electoral process. A revolution? I heard that about one out of every 35 people died during the Civil War. Not pretty. Sorry, it's obvious there is a serious problem here (health care is a symptom) but I don't have any quick and easy answers.

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