Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I finally saw Sicko last night and it depressed the hell out of me. How is it possible that we've let the very rich take over this much? (Not all the very rich. Bill Gates is doing good with his money.) But Jesus, the gun lobbyists make sure anyone can get ahold of automatic weapons, while the insurance companies are literally killing people to save money. And the worst part of it is that Hillary is on their payroll!! After the Jungle came out there was a public outcry and the FDA was created to make food companies accountable. How is it that the HMOs are not accountable to anyone? Why hasn't there been a major outcry? I am one of the last people to see this film. Why has this problem not been solved? Watching the way people live in other countries makes me want to move to France or Canada or England or someplace with socalized medicine. France is like a dream. I could be making more money, working less, getting vacations... Life is good elsewhere. Not that I want to leave New York, but how long can I keep going? I'm saddled with 600 a month in college debt. I am in my day job because of that debt and because I need the insurance and I feel trapped and am often miserable and always exhausted. And I still have hives, unfortunately. And I'm freaking glad I have insurance right about now. But I want more time to write and less time in public transportation and in an overcrowded office at my cubicle doing tasks that daily seem more and more pointless.