For those who can’t wait… The real victims of Insure Tennessee

For too many the word on Insure Tennessee in the last couple of days was assault and robbery.   The worst thing is not to have to wait.   It is to fear there is nothing to wait for and if there is something the paralyzing fear you won’t make it to the finish line.

Speaker Harwell’s action was for some judgement out of left field on their lives.

I know people who can’t wait.   They have waited and waited and they just can’t wait.   They may be a political inconvenience but without a miracle of some sort they are almost certain to be a medical tragedy.

I don’t know what to say.   I don’t want to lie but the truth seems so cruel.

If you would please keep them in your prayers.   There  are  280,000 roughly without insurance.   I don’t know how many are in the can’t wait category.   Hundreds,  thousands… I don’t know.   In the next days and weeks and months  more will join their number.  

It seems like trying to figure out how to build a life boat while the Titanic sinks.   If there is a word past obscene I wish I knew what it was.

I am one of the 280,000 and at least right now I can survive the wait. In 8 months I will be 65 and Medicare will be there.

You hear people talk about living in the gap and it sounds like a crack people fall into. In Tennessee it is much more than that. It is not a crack you fall into. It is a crack you live in.

And now for some, for too many it is worse than that. For them barring something approaching a miracle it will be the crack they die in.

When you talk to your representative tell them about the ones who can’t wait. Ask him what he would have us say to them.


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