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Teacher Dies From Flu Because Medicine Was Too Expensive

November 14, 2019


WE HAVE A STORY
OF A LOVELY SECOND-GRADE TEACHER AT AKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. HER
NAME IS HEATHER HOLLAND. HERE SHE IS. LIKE I SAID, SHE’S IN
THE MIDDLE OF TEXAS, SHE IS TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND
THEN SHE GETS SICK. IT HAPPENS TO A LOT OF US AND IT IS FLU
SEASON AND SHE GOT THE FLU. THIS HAS HAPPENED TO A LOT OF
US. CO-PAY IS TOO MUCH. IN OUR CRAZY SYSTEM AND WE ARE THE ONLY
DEVELOPED NATION IN THE WORLD THAT DOES NOT HAVE UNIVERSAL
HEALTHCARE COVERAGE, WE ARE ALL SUPPOSED TO FEND FOR OURSELVES,
BOOTSTRAPS. SOME PEOPLE HAVE GOOD INSURANCE, SOME PEOPLE OF
INSURANCE THAT IS NOT SO GOOD. UNDER THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT,
YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO GET SOME DEGREE OF MINIMUM COVERAGE AND
NOW UNDER THE NEW RULES THEY CAN MAKE YOUR COVERAGE WORSE AND
WORSE SO YOUR DEDUCTIBLES ARE HIGHER, YOUR CO-PAY IS HIGHER
BUT EITHER WAY, AND TO BE FAIR, I DO NOT KNOW THE KIND OF
COVERAGE THAT HEATHER HOLLAND HAD. I DO KNOW THAT HER CO-PAY
IS REALLY HIGH FOR MEDICATION FOR THE FLU, SO SHE DECIDED, SHE
HAS TWO KIDS, SHE DIDN’T WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY. THE FLU UNFORTUNATELY IS
NOTHING TO MESS WITH AND IT KILLS A LOT OF PEOPLE. YOU HAVE
TO ACT AND YOU HAVE TO ACT QUICK BUT IN OUR BRUTAL SYSTEM PEOPLE
ARE WORRIED ABOUT $116. THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY TO PEOPLE. WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THIS
TO OUR OWN CITIZENS. WE HAVE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE. THEIR
JOB IS NOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOU, THEIR JOB IS TO MAXIMIZE PROFIT. I DO NOT BLAME THEM FOR THAT. THEY ARE A CORPORATION AND WE
CREATED THEM. THEY ARE WRITTEN INTO THE LAW. THEY DID NOT
EXIST IN NATURE. YOU CANNOT GO INTO THE WOODS AND FIND A
CORPORATION. WE CREATED THEM AND WE WROTE THE LAW AND THE LAW
SAYS MAXIMIZE PROFIT AT ALL COSTS AND THEN WE SAID BY THE
WAY, YOU CAN GET INTO HEALTHCARE BUT IF YOU ARE INTO HEALTHCARE
YOU DON’T REALLY HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE PATIENTS OR YOUR
CUSTOMERS. YOUR ONLY DIRECTIVE IS MAXIMIZE PROFITS SO SOMEBODY
HAS THE FLU AND THEY CANNOT AFFORD IT? WHO CARES, CHARGE
THEM HUNDRED AND $16. CHARGE THEM EVERY SINGLE DOLLAR YOU
THINK YOU CAN SQUEEZE OUT OF THEM BECAUSE THAT IS GOING TO
MAXIMIZE YOUR PROFIT. OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES BELIEVE THAT
THEY SHOULD PROTECT THEIR CITIZENS, IN A DEMOCRACY THE
WHOLE POINT IS TO LOOK OUT FOR YOUR CITIZENS. NOT IN AMERICA. OUR WHOLE GOVERNMENT HAS NOW BEEN CAPTURED BY CORPORATIONS
AND THEIR JOB IS TO LOOK OUT FOR CORPORATIONS AND IF WE GET
CRUSHED ALONG THE WAY, IT IS WHAT IT IS. UNIVERSAL
HEALTHCARE COVERAGE? NO, WE ARE NOT GOING TO GET IT I’VE YOU
DON’T HAVE INSURANCE AT ALL YOU CERTAINLY WILL DIE. EVEN IF YOU
HAVE INSURANCE, YOUR CO-PAY ARE DEDUCTIBLE CAN BE SO HIGH IT
BANKRUPTS YOU. AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO GO BACK TO THE DAYS OF
PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS AND ON AND ON IT GOES. THIS BRUTAL
SYSTEM. I AM GOING TO QUOTE FRANK HOLLAND, THE HUSBAND HERE. BUT HEATHER HOLLAND IS GONE
BECAUSE HER CO-PAY WAS TOO EXPENSIVE.

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