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| We Can't Live Without Health Insurance Reform |

A little doodle my buddy did on a dollar bill a while back.


But seriously, most of you know that I was in a bad motorcycle accident a little over a year ago and the accident wasn't my fault.


I've had 18 surgeries to date, a partial amputation of my foot and spent a total of 12 weeks in the hospital.


The other people's insurance covered some of this, my insurance covered some of it and now I'm staring down the barrel of almost $20,000.00 in debt that wasn't covered.


I've paid almost 20 years of insurance premiums without ever using a dime. I'm pretty proud that I was that healthy. And in the end some how I still owe money?


Sorry for getting political here but some things like Health Insurance Reform just make sense. I know I'm not the only one in this boat and I won't be the last unless we do something about it.


Our current system is socialized profit for the rich. Plain and simple, how on Earth did we create a system that rewards company's to keep us sick and then state we some how still owe them instead of a system that rewards those same company's to keep us healthy?


P.S. The healthcare industry overall is declaring record profits yet some how we all owe?

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Taken on July 23, 2009