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  •  Thats because its not 'your' country anymore (8+ / 0-)

    The punishment will  continue because, hey, there are still Wall Streeters who cant afford to buy an island for their little girls' coming out party. And you know how much she wants one.

    In reference to one of your other statements, I think 3 (or is it 4?) of the docs Ive been referred to in  recent months told me (or their staffer did) that theyd switched to a boutique practice. 'That will be $5000 please, upfront'.

    •  Yep, your right. (7+ / 0-)

      The trouble I have is responding to the shock doctrine constantly.  You almost begin to just feel bland because you can't get angry.  Remember in the 1990s all the employers were educating their employees about burn out and anger seminars, it was training for the future.  Only taking a warm bath in candle light or relaxation exercises doesn't seem to help the constant anxiety of "what am I going to do with no money to keep a roof over my head and eat."  I won't even have the bathtub anymore to take the calming bath, but I'll probably be using candle light once the electric is cut off from lack of funds.  It is so sad because it isn't funny anymore, it is becoming reality.

      The way the healthcare is going, most of us on Medicare are being seen only by Nurse Practitioners.  My parents in their 80s have been moved to this and now I am.  The problem is I have a neurological birth defect that has disabled me and just recently I lost my hearing for four/five days.  They did a CAT scan, but while the hopsital made money on the test, no one has read it or done anything about it, and all my ventricles are completely collasped in the brain.  My hearing came back after five days thank goodness.  Some of this is normal, losing my hearing isn't.  I can't get any answers because doctors are taking leaves and leaving their practices to NPs.  And the problem doctors were just becoming aware of this birth defect and its effects.  They still don't fully understand how to treat it.  I'm glad I'm older, but the young kids with this are going to have a hell of a road and I truly feel bad because you have nine year olds in constant pain and no real medical answers.  

      I've started seeing a few boutique practices popping up on corners, but not many cars in the parking lots.  The way I look at it is eveything is going to hell and if wealthy people think they will be happy living in a shit hole so be it.  But, I can't see it working.  Sadly I haven't completely numbed out with no compassion, I'm just not caught up on the new lifestyle and the times.  Because I'm still human with human emotions and not a robot completely void of emotions and compassion this new life we are suppose to live is kinda of a struggle.

      "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

      by zaka1 on Fri Jul 19, 2013 at 01:24:06 PM PDT

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