Friday, February 27, 2009

GETTING ON MY SOAPBOX FOR A SECOND

Excuse me while I jump on my soapbox for a moment. I actually found this on another blog, but I feel exactly the same as the other blogger.

Baby Laith needs a new heart. You can read his story here. http://laithdougherty.info/ His parents have insurance, they just don't have enough insurance. It won't pay the $1.5 million that they hospital wants them to guarantee. So the hospitals are requiring his parents to put up $1.5 million before he can even be admitted! They are currently trying to raise the necessary money to get their poor baby his new heart.

People, we live in a country where an uninsured, unemployed nut-job can have eight babies and tax dollars will pay the multi-million dollar bill for her babies- but people who have jobs and insurance are watching their son die.

For once, I am at a loss for words.

2 comments:

Spellbound said...

So so sad, but so so true!

Mrs. Mother said...

This kind of thing makes me sick. Honestly, no one should have to go without needed medical care, but especially a child.