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  •  This bit is offensive (13+ / 0-)
    As a political solution, this sounds like something from conservatives. Rely on your neighbors and trade your chickens.
    People helping people is not a conservative value. It's a human value.

    "Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

    by KelleyRN2 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:00:56 PM PDT

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    •  There was no intention to offend (0+ / 0-)

      Tying this tactic together with the ACA implies that it is part of a political solution. We both know it's not.

      •  No, it didn't imply that to me. (12+ / 0-)

        Nurse Kelley is only talking about stop-gap, interim solutions for dire personal medical problems.  Nothing about a "political" solution.   Like, a bandaid.

        And it's very good info for anyone who is currently relying on health care as a result of the current ACA law.  Some people may just get dumped out on the street, so to speak, depending on how the SCOTUS rules.

        "I'm glad I don't know how it feels to vote to withhold basic human rights from someone else." DavidW-DKos

        by sockpuppet on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:36:07 PM PDT

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      •  I don't "do" political solutions. (8+ / 0-)

        If the Supremes toss out the ACA, the immediate and profound impact on individual lives will be catastrophic. The number of desperate emails I receive daily will increase by a factor of ten or more. Folks who have suddenly lost coverage for a life-saving procedure won't have time to wait for the next political "solution"; they'll have to move fast to stay in line for their transplant or their lifesaving medications or their parent's spot in a nursing home. I hope like hell the ACA is upheld, but if it isn't, this diary is for people whose lives are literally on the line.

        This seems to be a subject quite removed from the facts of your life. I'm happy for you, and I encourage you to go write something with a political tag.

        "Do your little bit of good where you are; it is those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." ~ Desmond Tutu

        by KelleyRN2 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 12:47:24 PM PDT

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        •  I'm quite sure (0+ / 0-)

          you know nothing about my life.

          You made it political by tying it to what is possibly the most political issue in this country over the last 2 years.  And arguing that you haven't tied the two together, both in this comment, and in the very first sentence of your diary, is either disingenuous or obtuse.

          Irrespective of what I see as no more than tactical flaws in your delivery, I applaud your effort.

        •  No joke, Nurse Kelley! (1+ / 0-)
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          If you lose any part of your transplant eligibility, including funding, you go on inactive status until it's resolved or get removed from the list if it's serious enough. (Having a cold will put you on inactive until you're over it. Loss of funding may very well get you removed from the list entirely.)

          Organ donors save lives! A donor's kidney gave me my life back on 02/18/11; he lives on in me. Please talk with your family about your wish to donate.

          Why are war casualty counts "American troops" and "others" but never "human beings"?

          by Kitsap River on Fri Jun 22, 2012 at 04:01:44 PM PDT

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