Defining “Socialism” In The Health Care Reform Debate

I felt really good this morning and I was pretty calm. I gave Kage his antibiotic this morning – which was a fight. He kicked and screamed and fought and part of the medicine ended upon on him, not in him. And i didn’t lose my cool! It was amazing. I didn’t get mad. I didn’t yell at him. I felt completely in control.

For someone who has not experienced postpartum depression, it’s easy to say “Get a grip! Snap out of it!” I know, because I said the same things after the birth of my first child. I experienced a few days of baby blues after Kage was born, and then all was well.

Do you think you want to wait and sign up when you are 65? My good friend Scott told me all he wanted was enough insurance to get himself buried, until he had a heart attack at 54. Now he can’t afford long term care because the insurance company wants so much more money due to his heart attack. So here he is, a high risk, and spending his nest egg for care, when he could have been covered. Medicare won’t cover him, so he has to spend all of his assets, until he is determined to be indigent. Then he can go on Medicaid. He has to be broke to get coverage!

The White House has faced criticism over this and other appointments and is currently embroiled in a battle over the 0 billion + stimulus package, now being debated in the Senate.

Additionally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of health and human services have an abundance of health related topics on their websites. In fact, in January 2005, these two agencies jointly published the new Dietary Guidelines for eating healthy.

The cost of care is weakening and it’s not just the fact that this is presented in five to six digits that gives such unpleasant feeling. Knowing that the price you have to pay for year’s stay in a nursing home is equivalent to your retirement pay is a bitter pill to swallow.

Each of us has some insomnia some of the time. We all have days (nights) where worries, stress and/or illness of us or those we love keep us awake at night.