Quote of the Day
By Christine Cupaiuolo — July 17, 2007
From Barbara Ehrenreich’s recent blog entry, “Health Care vs. The Profit Principle,” re-posted today at AlterNet:
I once tried to explain to a Norwegian woman why it was so hard for me to find health insurance. I’d had breast cancer, I told her, and she looked at me blankly. “But then you really need insurance, right?” Of course, and that’s why I couldn’t have it.
Sort of defeats the very concept of insurance, i.e. a community pool allowing everyone access to healthcare when sick, doesn’t it?