Sunday, July 09, 2006

Weekend recap

Yesterday was great, Jillian had a great time on her birthday and spent a lot of her afternoon floating in the lake. It was also her cousin, Kyle's birthday so we had lots of candles to blow out before we could have some of that delicious cake. The Chick kicked back and had a great time too!

On Thursday they moved BIL to the inpatient rehab part of the hospital. They know for sure that he'll be able to stay there for a week but more than that will depend on whether our state government will agree that his family qualifies for financial help with the medical bills. If that doesn't go through they'll release him to go home and he'll receive no additional rehabilitation. The ladies at DHS feel sure that he will qualify but it's a wait and see if the big dogs agree and get around to it situation. I believe if they send him home before they've done all they can, he'll never be able to work again. He's able to use his leg more and more every day, is even walking with a special cane, but other than a tiny movement in one finger, he's not able to move his right arm at all. They tell us that because he can feel his arm and hand that there's great hope that he, with aggressive rehab, will be able to use it again.

This is really scary folks because more and more of our citizens in this great country are without health insurance. It has just become too expensive for them to be able to afford it. We're living with that situation right now, James has health insurance with a tremendously high deductible but I don't because the insurance companies won't cover me because of a problem with my heart. Something has to be done but how do you convince a government who's hand in hand with the greedy insurance execs and pharmaceutical companies?

I've asked folks to sign the petition for the health care bill HR 676 in the past and if you haven't signed it before, please do so now. Every day it becomes more and more likely that your quality of health care will depend on how much and how good your insurance policy is or in many case whether you even have insurance coverage. Do you dare wait and see?

8 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hey there Miz Brenda! Glad to see you're still blogging. For the first time in my life I too have no insurance. I never realized how many people are without it... it's a scary thing.

Joe said...

Happy Birth Day Jillian! Hope your having a good Sunday girl!

Mary Lou said...

I am so thankful for the crappy little bit of insurance that I do have. I dont know what would happen if I had no coverage.!

Isn't it nice to see Dorothy back again?

Cal said...

We complain about our health service but at least everyone gets to use it for free.

Brenda said...

Hey Miz Dorthy!! Send me an email, I'd like to see what you've been up to and how you're doing!

Tammy said...

I signed the petition but it didn't show up...oh well, maybe it will later...glad the birthdays went off well...hope bil continues to improve!
:-D

Cindra said...

Glad to see the birthday went well.
I have said so many times if we take away the golden parachute that Congress has bestowed upon itself maybe they would pay more attention to the important issues that most Americans are facing. It isn't a worry to them, so, not all that important.

Virginia Gal said...

I lose my health insurance in six months. I'll be another one of the masses without health care. As long as medicine is a billion dollar business in this country, no change will happen.