Thursday, January 28, 2010

I Have A Dream



**I started this post on MLK Day and forgot about it. I'm going to post it anyway.

So yeah, I have a dream.

I dream that every employer in America quits offering health care to their employees. Sorry folks, but yes I do.

You want to know why? Because when that happens, and only when that happens, this health care mess will be fixed in about forty five minutes.

Those of you who get health insurance from your workplace, you really, really have no idea what a mess this shit is. And I mean that.

Three days after the election in Massachusetts, I received a letter from my shitty health insurer telling me they were raising my rates by $100 a month. It's almost like they were waiting for the trump card.

To add insult to injury, the following was the last line of the letter.

"Hopefully, federal health care reforms will soon make health insurance more affordable to all."

Uh, yeah, right.

Slimy sonsofbitches.

14 comments:

your friend laura said...

i love that you wrote this post on the day that also happened to be my birthday.

i love that you've got quite a mouth on you.

i love that you are completely you without apology.

i love when you comment on my blog. like, loooooooove it.

i love your voice. it's so matter-of-fact-take-it-or-leave-it.

you inspire me to just be. the hell. me.

yay for you. period.

xoxo,
laura

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Geese, you make me blush!

Anonymous said...

WOW..CERTAINLY AGREE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE A BETTER OPTION ON A HEALTH CARE ..NOW WHERE I DISAGREE WITH YOU IS WHERE YOU FEEL THAT THE AMERICANS THAT DO HAVE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYERS SHOULD NOT HAVE THIS..YOU CERTAINLY DID NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE WHEN YOU WERE A FILE CLERK WITH THE FBI OR WHEN YOU HAD COVERAGE AT PNC.THAT WORKED FOR YOU..BUT NOW THAT YOUR COVERAGE IS NOT THAT GREAT YOU FEEL NO ONE SHOULD HAVE IT..WHAT YOU FAIL TO REALIZE IS THAT MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVERAGE HAVE NEGOCIATED THESE PLANS THROUGH THE PLACES THAT THEY WORK..MOST HAVE TAKEN A PAY CUT OR NO INCREASE AT ALL TO KEEP UP WITH THE COST OF LIVING...THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THEIR COVERAGE THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYERS HAVE WORKED THEIR ASSES OFF TO GET IT AND KEEP IT..YOU ARE MOSTLY TALKING ABOUT HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES WHO WORK WITH THE SICK OR DISABLED EVERYDAY ..THE GOVERNMENT WORKERS WHO SAVE LIVES EVERYDAY THROUGH CIVIL SERVICE POSITIONS SUCH AS FIREMEN AND POLICE ..THE EVERY DAY AMERICAN WHO HAS TO DRIVE TENS OF MILES TO GET TO WORK OR TAKE A BUS AND NOT WALK DOWN THE STREET TO THEIR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT..IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE COVERAGE THAT IS OFFERED AT YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT ..LOOK FOR ANOTHER PLACE THAT OFFERS BETTER BENEFITS..BUT YOU CHOOSE NOT TO ..YOU CHOOSE TO STAY AT THE PLACE YOU ARE AT AND BLAME YOUR EMPLOYER FOR NOT OFFERING A BETTER PLAN..EVERYONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND CERTAINLY IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THE WORK YOU ARE DOING AND THE BENEFITS YOU ARE OFFERED..LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB..I BELIEVE THAT ANY AMERICAN RIGHT NOW THAT HAS A JOB AND SOME OPTION ON HEALTH CARE SHOULD CONSIDER THEMSELF LUCKY...

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Well that solves it then. Any one who walks to work isn't worthy of affordable health insurance.
Glad that's solved.

Someone, who wisely choose not to publish their name, missed my point........ ENTIRELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

I've got it. I found an answer to my insurance woe's. I'll find a married man. Have an affair. Get pregnant. Have a baby. Get on welfare.
THEN I'll get insurace for me and my baby.
Hell, they'll even give me food stamps.

After that, I'll sit back and judge everyone I know and tell them they don't deserve one dollar without earning it.

Praise the Lord, Pass the ammunition!

Anonymous said...

WOW..YOU TOTALLY DO NOT GET IT..MY OPINION IS JUST WHAT I WROTE AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU WALKING TO WORK..IT HAS TO DO WITH YOU THINKING THAT TAKING INSURANCE FROM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO NEGOCIATE THEIR SALARIES FOR LESS PAY TO HAVE BETTER BENEFITS...OR THE ONES THAT HAVE GOOD MEDICAL BENEFITS SHOULD SUFFER BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SAME OPTIONS OR COVERAGE..AN OPINION IS AN OPINION ..YOU SHOULD OPEN YOUR MIND UP TO LISTENING RATHER THEN STAYING SO CLOSED MINDED AND ALWAYS THINKING YOU ARE RIGHT..I HAVE READ YOUR BLOG AND YOU CERTAINLY ARE A VERY OPINIONATED PERSON SO WHY ARE YOU SO CRITICAL ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION THEN YOU..A NEW HEALTH CARE OPTION IS WHAT IS NEEDED FOR THE PEOPLE SUFFERING WITHOUT INSURANCE NOT HANDING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE A BIGGER PROBLEM BY TAKING OTHERS AWAY..HAVING BABIES AND WELFARE IS CERTAINLY IS NOT THE ANSWER..SO KEEP THINKING THE WAY YOU ARE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL BE IN WORSE SHAPE THEN WHAT WE ARE IN..THANKS TO PEOPLE LIKE YOU THAT THINK THIS IS THE ANSWER..

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

I'm afraid the one who doesn't get it is you. And I'm not even going to spell it out for you.Look up parody, sarcasm, satire, lampoon, even HUMOR in the dictionary! Yes, this post was supposed to be an ironic source of humor.

But while I'm at it, as I've said before, this is MY blog. I can say what I want. Don't like my opinions? It's not that difficult to comprehend-- don't read it. You came here, I didn't come to you. ANd if I did, do what I do when I get forwarded, forwarded, forwarded stupid narrow-minded country bumpkin e-mails. Hit delete before reading.

There are tons of blogs written by people that share your views. Try Joe the Plummer.I bet he has one. Racist, small town, small mind, uneducated, lets get the hell outta town before the n*#*rs move in mentality. Fox news will be a better source for you to find reading material fitting your views.

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

SORRY..APPARENTLY I AM NOT THE ONE WHO NEEDS LUCK YOU DO..SINCE I ALREADY HAVE INSURANCE THROUGH MY EMPLOYER...BUT SURELY SINCE YOU ARE SO EDUCATED YOU HAVE ALREADY FIGUIRED THIS OUT ..YOUR BLOG WAS NOT MEANT TO BE AN IRONIC SENSE OF HUMOR..ONCE AGAIN LIKE I SAID PRIOR, IF YOU WOULD OF READ WHAT I WROTE, I DO BELIEVE THAT THE INSURANCE SITUATION NEEDS SOME TYPE OF RESOLUTION BUT CERTAINLY NOT FOR THE ABLED BODIED PEOPLE WHO CAN GO TO WORK EVER DAY AND EARN A LIVING...FROM READING YOUR PAST BLOGS YOU CERTAINLY HAVE MANY AMMENITIES THAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE, BUT YOU CHOOSE TO KEEP THEM AND WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU NEED HEALTH INSURANCE..YOUR BLOG IS CERTAINLY MEANT TO CAUSE CONTROVERSY AND THAT IS FINE AS LONG AS YOU CAN TAKE WHAT YOU DISH OUT..I AM FAR FROM UNEDUCATED AND RASIST..FURTHERMORE NOT SMALL MINDED AT ALL AS YOU CAN SEE I AM UP FOR REFORM..BUT NOT TO TAKE AWAY THE INSURANCE THE AMERCICAN PEOPLE HAVE WORKED SO HARD TO KEEP IT..APPARENTLY YOUR OPINION IS GOSPEL..AND ANYONE WHO DESIDES TO PUT THEIR OPINION UNDER YOUR COMMENT SECTION HAS FAILED TO SEE YOUR POINT..SO I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AND HOPEFULLY YOU WILL RESOLVE THIS HEALTH CARE ISSUE AND GET WHAT YOU SO BADLY NEED HEALTH CARE REFORM...GOOD LUCK TO YOU ..BELIEVE ME I AM CERTAINLY DONE WITH THIS CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC..THERE IS NO NEED TO GO ON ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUS TO ANYONE READING THIS UNDERSTANDS THAT THE ONLY OPINION THAT IS CORRECT IS YOURS... GOOD LUCK TO YOU....

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

"THERE IS NO NEED TO GO ON ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUS TO ANYONE READING THIS UNDERSTANDS THAT THE ONLY OPINION THAT IS CORRECT IS YOURS."

Again, HELLO!!!! Yes, this is my OPINION PAGE. Blogs are just that. The author of the blogs OPINION.

Every child in our country has the right to an education, and in fact has to go to school; and public schools are provided and held to certain standards. Well, why doesn't every person in our country have the right to healthcare? Why isn't everyone provided access to the healthcare they need, either privately or by the government held to certain standards? I just don't get it.
Health should not be connected to having a job. Everyone deserves the right to care, no matter what. And if we don't fix this problem, you can rest assured that this country is never going to recover from its current problems.

We are the richest country in the world. We should be ashamed of ourselves.

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Main Entry: blog
Part of Speech: n
Definition: an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page; also called Weblog, Web log
Example: Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Etymology: shortened form of Weblog
Usage: blog, blogged, blogging v, blogger n

REFERENCE: blogs often REFLECT THE PERSONALITY OF THE AUTHOR.

REFERENCE: PERSONAL chronological LOG OF THOUGHTS

Anonymous said...

I AM GOING TO AGREE TO DISAGREE ON THIS WHOLE ENTIRE BLOG..AS FAR AS ME SAYING IN ORDER TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE YOU NEED TO HAVE A JOB..MISSED THE POINT AGAIN..NOT WHAT I SAID AT ALL..I SAID DO NOT TAKE FROM THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSURANCE THROUGH PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT..AGAIN.HEALTH CARE REFORM IS NECESSARY..YOU ARE RIGHT THIS IS YOUR BLOG BUT YOU SHOULD NOT OPEN IT UP TO OTHERS OPINIONS IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO HEAR THEM..YOU OBVIOUSLY DID NOT WANT OTHERS TO READ SOMEONES ELSE OPINION OR YOU WOULD OF NOT CHANGED THE COMMENT SECTION TO HAVING TO REVIEW WHAT OTHERS POST PRIOR TO READING...AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT UNDERSTAND HEALTH INSURANCE RATES ARE BASED ON THE GENERAL HEALTH OF THE PARTICUAR INDIVIDUAL AND OF COURSE PRE-EXSITING CONDITIONS..IT IS A FORMULA THAT THEY GO BY ON A INDIVUALS HEALTH GOOD OR BAD..DO I AGREE WITH THIS FORMULA ABSOLUTELY NOT ..SO I CAN ONLY HOPE FOR YOU AND EVERY OTHER AMERICAN THAT IS IN YOUR SHOES THAT THERE IS SOME TYPE OF RESOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM...BELIEVE ME I AM DONE WITH THIS ALSO...IT IS OBVIOUS WE ARE NOT ON THE SAME PAGE...

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Yes, I know all too well health insurance costs are based on a persons pre existing conditions and general health.

As for not wanting others to read your opinion, your reading them aren't you?? If you are signed in as a follower, I do not need to moderate comments. Some of yours came right through, others did not without me moderating.

I had a problem with a stalker on this blog and that's why I changed it..... two years ago. That's why I can tell who's on, for how long and where they are commenting from, how long they are on, their isp address, exactly what time they left comment and from what computer, etc.

I have never changed one word of your comments. If I was so worried about people reading your comments, I would have just not published them.

In closing, anyone with one ounce of sense would know where I was comming from in my origional post. That I don't actually MEAN EVERY SINGLE person should have to buy their own insurance.
Again, it's the sarcastic, irony, humor thingee you have a problem with.

Coming soon, Racism post.

Anonymous said...

NOT TO WORRY FAR FROM A STALKER..BUT YOUR LATEST SO CALLED RACIST POST IS JUST AS HUMUROUS AS YOUR POST ON THE INSURANCE ISSUE..BELIEVE ME DONE WITH IT..YOU KEEP POSTING YOUR OPINIONS AND I WILL KEEP MINE TO MYSELF..SURELY YOU PREFER IT THAT WAY...

Eileen, Founder, Organizer, Mayor and Chief Cook And Bottle Washer of the Anger Management Girls. said...

Sort of figured you would find it funny.

No need to keep your opinions to yourself. Just start your own blog and write about events from your point of view. And I'll stay over here and be my old opinionated self.
Which I never feel the need to apologize to anyone for, by the way.
I speak my mind.Always. If some don't like it. Oh well.