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Paper Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-09-09 02:39 PM
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109. I believe you are right. I hoped single payer would happen in my
lifetime but I was wrong. I've been fighting for this change for about 30 years or so, starting during the Clinton administration. I guess I've been let down too many times to hope something so necessary as this would happen.

At my age, after a lifetime of paying through the nose for health insurance, I just hope I go quickly because I refuse to have some big hospital and some bigger insurance companies take anything I have left. What there is goes to my kids, not anyone or anything else.

Yes, Medicare is fine, as far as it goes but unless you have the money for supplements, you will run into big dollars quickly with any treatment or emergency. Added to the fact that maybe your senior years may somehow generate enough money to buy the supplements, you have to wait until the end of the year to buy a policy. I don't understand that either.

For everyone who fought the good fight, good luck. I really hope something good will eventually happen. The President's speech tonight will be interesting. I hope I can get through it without getting sicker. Feeling pretty miserable right now, I hope it is not the flu. Can't go to the doc for something this simple. I'm just sick-in body and in spirit.

Good example of rock and hard place. Not enough $$ to buy supplements, do not qualify for any assistance. Shame on me for getting laid off, now running out of unemployment benefits and too old to keep up this fight.

Just what they wanted, right?

My best to those who can keep it up and to those whose hopes and needs are dashed.

I will not vote again. Last time I thought we voted the bastards out. I was wrong.
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