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Re: [IP] Re: Ant & Grasshopper

AMEN!  Tammy

In a message dated 10/12/02 4:24:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> Maybe for you this is out of line. But to others who have known first hand
> the frustration and pain of trying to 'Be Good" -(for lack of a better
> term)-; to work, contribute to society and pay taxes....but then getting a
> kick in the teeth with no medical help 'Because you earn too much' has got
> to get heavy on the heart. What exactly is "too Much"? Well, apparently you
> make enough to stay off Soc. Security rosters, but you must then decide 
> what
> bills can be skipped this month so you can afford the meds you need. Many
> folks I have met and heard of pay over $2,000.00 a MONTH for their meds.
> Debts mounting, they struggle everyday.
> You make too much when you're told "Sorry! You can't get help because you
> earn $50.00 over the requirements. $50.00 wouldn't pay for a proper month's
> supply of BG strips with many of the uninsured! Doctor Visit? What's THAT? 
> I
> was uninsured for three years going without the Doctor visits and had to
> take the dole (SSI) to get the medical coverage.
> This poster who did the modern version/old version of the fable is
> apparently very hurt and angry.  Try to understand this. We have all sorts
> of brilliant programs if....IF.....you 'fit' the criteria. This person
> apparently wants to work and earn their keep and most likely, they feel
> persecuted for doing so.
> -- 
> You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
> Jenny Sutherland
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