I really am scared about all the health care stuff going through right now. My husband has Crohn's, Hashimoto's, asthma, and struggles with depression. I am bipolar and currently have a counselor and psychiatrist as part of my care regimen, as well as some expensive drugs. Well, drugs for Crohn's aren't cheap either. There's lots of research, which costs money, going on for Crohn's, as currently the best they can do is keep you in remission. Nationalized health care brings down the level of care, and things are cut to bring down costs. I'm not going to argue this with anyone. I just won't. I can point to example after example, but I really don't want to get into this argument. I don't have the time or emotional energy. If you disagree, get your own blog.
Anyway, I'm worried about our lives being seriously impacted. The quality of my husband's life could be at risk. I'm not sure how often Crohn's, for example, is a cause of death. But without tests and treatment he could lose a lot of productive time. My very life could be at risk. The rate for suicides of bipolars is 30 times higher than the rest of the population. I don't want to be over-dramatic, but hiding from the effects of bipolar doesn't make them go away, either. I'm afraid of losing access to the drugs and medical care we need, that they will be deemed too expensive. Perhaps I'm worrying over nothing. But I want my husband and I to be able to live full, healthy lives, and medical interventions are so much a part of that. Oh, Lord, watch over and protect us.