Is there anyone out there who still thinks we have a great medical care system in America? I got my bill last Saturday for my emergency room visit to patch up my damaged finger (cut about halfway through on a table saw, and nicked the bone).

Medical Insurance

Medical Insurance

I spent about 3 hours in the waiting room, about 5 minutes with a nurse, washing my finger, 10 minutes getting two x-rays, and 15 minutes getting it stitched up by a doctor.

I have insurance. Guess how much this is costing me. No, guess. No idea? $1,626.97.  The wonderful insurance covered about $50.  Our health care system is just great. You know what they say – upgrade to a more affordable plan, called life insurance.

Great country, huh? Love it. Who needs a doctor. Lets just put our cripples who couldn’t afford a doctor visit out in the streets, let them beg for a living. Oh, I’m sorry, we already have them. Especially those with mental health & addiction issues. Or we can toss them in prison for annoying the bourgeoisie. God forbid monied people should have to confront the results of their greed.

I do like the writings of  H. G. Wells, I agree somewhat with his political, social and religous views, but don’t quiz me on them because I haven’t studied them, I’ve just read many of his books.

From Wikipedia: “In his preface to the 1941 edition of The War in the Air, Wells had stated that his epitaph should be: “I told you so. You damned fools.””

I guess I tend to like people who become cranky and critical in their old age. As we age, we become freer to not care what others think of us. Of course, the more money one has, the freer they are . . .

 Hamster thoughts