Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Live And/Or Let Die



A 39-year-old unemployed man joins the Army to get medical benefits for his cancer-stricken wife. I guess he found a public option. Meanwhile, China announced at the beginning of this year that it will institute universal health care for its citizens within three years. China. A country of over a billion people, governed by a regime with a consistent record of human rights violations is devoting more resources to the health of their citizens, while our citizens are risking death to maintain coverage. It's irony bordering on shameful. With China emerging as the next superpower, our days of claiming to hold the moral high ground are evaporating.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Evaporating? I'd say gone. They _started_ evaporating at the end of the Spanish-American War.

JustCallMeJo said...

We had a moral high ground?

Just checking.
/m