Below is parts of a story in TheLeafChronicle.com. Yesterday just for the hell of it I decided to google him and after going thru a couple of pages of the results, this story came up.
"Steam swirled from a pot on the stove in the mobile home of Carl and Wanda Reddick, but an aroma of dinner cooking didn't follow.
It helps us breathe," Carl said.
His wife Wanda suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, which makes it difficult for her to breathe. She has to use an oxygen tube 24/7, but the supply is Carl's because her disability has been rejected by Social Security, which makes her ineligible for TennCare or any other insurance."
At 61, Wanda has another year before she can qualify for Medicare. "I can't wait that long," she says.
The reporter is an IDIOT. In a year she will be able to get on Social Security, but you have to be 65 to get on Medicare.
Wanda is among the 30 million uninsured Americans who could get coverage under the new health care legislation that would extend health insurance to those who have none and those with pre-existing conditions.
"It's a mess," said Carl, 71. "The whole system is a mess. ... It's just a shame. (Dealing with it) is like going to the end of a road and finding there's nothing but a drop off."
It's hard to know what to say. They worked hard and paid into the system all along and now when she needs help, all it takes is one person to deny her the help she needs. Even with help from SSI or some other program their life would not be a picnic, but maybe they would be able to live a little longer. The way is now their lives could be shortened because they are denied help. It says in the article that they hope the health care bill that just passed will do something to help them, but by the time anything good would kick in, she'd be on Medicare.
It's amazing just how many nasty comments there were for this article. It looks like nowadays the only place you can find sympathy is in the dictionary between shit and syphillis. Anyone who decides to say something equally crappy, like Wanda got what she deserves because she's now fat, is going to get deleted in a New York minute.