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  •  To LaneJ - It makes me feel sad to hear that (2+ / 0-)
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    kareylou, LaneJ

    I am personally sadden to hear that.

    There is no earthly reason why the United States which is the richest country on the planet earth can not do  what every other industrialized nation on the planet does: which is the provide some type of universal medical access to all US residents, as a basic human right.

    What we have to do is to raise awareness of that fact and also raise awareness of this issue so that during the election, democratic candidates will put this on their agenda.  What has happened to you and other great Americans like yourself is not acceptable. We can work for a European style social safety net in America.

    But one more thing we can do. We can make information available to people about immigrating to the European Union because for some people that will be the only way that they can get quick access to life saving medical care. To that end I want to make the following link available to you and some of other readers.
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    The European Dream VS the American Dream, do you want to be 1 of the 4 million expats living abroad?

    http://www.streetprophets.com/...

    sig... You just ran into a hardcore progressive who's just another working stiff with an MBA degree & therefore a vociferous labor union supporter [smile]

    by Democrats Ramshield on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 12:44:07 PM PDT

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      Democrats Ramshield, kareylou

      Diaries like this help keep this issue front and center.  I have looked into moving to Canada but they have a point system and I don't qualify.  I will read your link.  

      I have been railing over the healthcare inequity for years, way before it came up in the last election.  There just isn't any excuse for it.  No excuse at all.  And the legislation that was passed just keeps us on the same for-profit, unsustainable system.

      •  To LaneJ - Thanks for the post (1+ / 0-)
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        LaneJ

        I would like to invite you or some of the other readers who may be interested in joining the American expat community, in the European country of their choice. To that end, please feel free to email me.

        Here's my email: democratsramshield@yahoo.com

        Thanks again for all the great comments and support! I think that's the bottom line. We all have to able to support each other. This way no one is ever alone.

        sig... You just ran into a hardcore progressive who's just another working stiff with an MBA degree & therefore a vociferous labor union supporter [smile]

        by Democrats Ramshield on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 01:11:21 PM PDT

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