Daily Prompt;Right to Health/ The Daily Post


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Is access to medical care something that governments should provide, or is it better left to the private sector? Are there drawbacks to your choice?

This is such a touchy issue. The world today is not as simple as it used to be. Years gone by the government was for the people and by the people. Today it is not quite like years ago. The dollar has become very large in the eyes of people.

I almost did not do this prompt as I did not want to be bombarded with bad comments or made to feel stupid. But then I looked at myself in my one little corner of the planet and thought to myself, I am just as good as the next person and I believe in my heart that no matter what area of the world we live in we are all created equal.

George and Sally and Joe may make more money than myself, but does this make us separate breeds living among all others? If he is black and I am white and she is yellow polka-dotted does that make us different? When we bleed, do we not all bleed in the same way? Is the blood not red that comes out of our skin?

When we are faced with a pain of loss of a loved one, do we not feel the same heartache? Do we not all want the same things in life but only have different ways of expressing it? Maybe John went to Harvard, and Sara has a high school diploma. Maybe Harry has a GED. This knowledge can provide us with a better employment opportunity but underneath it all, we are still from the same grain.

We all want to feel love, to be loved, to be healthy, to prosper, to have a choice in matters that cross our paths in life. Therefore should we all have a choice in our own personal health care? Should we all have the opportunity to voice our thoughts? Or would it be better to let someone who doesn’t know our medical history, or maybe our finances, our aches and sorrows make such personal decisions for us?

What can happen if our choices are taken a way from us? What can happen if we are entitled to come together as a union and vote, giving our say? What can happen if we are left to our own devices? It is definitely a tough question to answer. I know that as far as I am personally involved with the illness I have been suffering through, I am glad that I was able to go see a doctor. I was thankful that I was able to afford the co-pay. I have also been on the other side of the fence where I was so sick but had no funds to pay a visit. I put myself in to more debt by going to the local ER, where an upfront payment did not used to be required. But from doing this the expense of that visit was so much higher than our local doctor, I would be even more in debt. I was afraid to open my mailbox, knowing I could be turned over to a debt collector. I hated being sick even more than I do now.

As we get older, our finances change. It is harder to make ends meet, harder to find a job that we can handle the physical aspects of it. Even harder to get insurance. All I can do is live one day at a time. Pray and thank God for today only. Hope for tomorrow, and have faith that our government will keep us in the for front of their decisions.

This prompt is my opinions only. I am not in politics and hold no political position. I am a small grain of sand among the many grains of the earth. I do not claim to know even one-fourth of what is right and wrong in the world. I just know what I see around me and the suffering that goes on in my own neighborhood with illness and trying to survive for yet one more day. Thank-you.

All names used are fictious.

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I have begun a new Facebook page and wanted to share it with you.

https://www.facebook.com/APlaceToSpeakAndDream

It is a place that you can go to to say anything you wish, with no cursing or hurting others.

You may want to say:

If I could do something over, I would……….

If I was in running for the presidential seat, I would……..

Are you doing a project and want to share

Are you hurting and need a place to vent.

Anything at all

You all realize if you know me, that I have struggles, questions, and thoughts. This is what made me decide to open this page.

You can also find me on my other Facebook pages, Finding Solutions, Music That Calms me, Let’s Talk Art, and Finding Solutions.

Just some information here to share with you.

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All she could do is cry. She sat down, right where she was, covering her face with her hands. Sobbing. I don’t know how I can go on anymore. How will I make it until he comes back. After a time went by, she stood up and brushed the grass off of her clothes, picked up her purse and went back to where her car had been parked for the last hour. She got in, and checked herself in the mirror. Blew her nose and dried her eyes. Starting the car, she turned on her favorite music and started the car. I can do this she told herself. I will just keep myself busy at work, and I will call a few girlfriends and get with them in my spare time. She drove away from the city out on to the interstate highway and in less than half an hour she was home. Tears started to fall, realizing there was no one there to greet her. She took a deep breath, stood tall and walked in. She tossed off the shoes and went straight to her bedroom to change into more comfortable clothes. As she was getting dressed, she saw it. Her heart skipped a beat, and her breathing increased. She sat down gently, touching ever so softly the envelope lying on her pillow. She savored the moment of opening it, forever keeping it in her heart. She recognized the handwriting, and knew it was from him. She carefully opened it, not wanting to damage it in any way. Inside, was a necklace. It had two, attached photo frames. She opened it and there was a picture of her on one side and him in another. The look in her eyes softened and moisture sparkled on her cheeks. There was a letter wrapped around the necklace. It said, Honey, I love you. I will be back soon. No matter where I am, you are with me always. I am  honoring  the country we love, and serve when ever I am called. Wear this necklace around your neck to remind you of my love. One day soon, I will be back in your arms. It was signed, Your Favorite Soldier Boy