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    Cassandra Waites the meantime are living in the wrong place. You need to demand the health care you need now.

    I understand what you mean about children however I think it goes even deeper and is not just about having a child. In this culture we're supposed to use up a little less every day than we produce. Whether it's a child, food from a garden, firewood, collecting cans, or a more traditional job we're to be self sufficient and put in a little more into the common pot. That means we only historically provide charity to widows, orphans, and the disabled. This is a core component of our socioeconomic, religious and cultural foundation. It would be so much better for our country if that child raising role was actually supported where there are not two parents but then again having two parents is another core element. It's very unusual and difficult to direct public funding toward things that are oppositional to our core culture (e.g., abortion, teen pregnancy). Framing a national health system as "charity" is one way it's maligned.

    That said, you need health care. Now. In Ca you'd get it.

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