Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The best thing about getting older

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A friend who has been battling breast cancer for the last year, successfully we have reason to hope, writes on her online journal today:

...finally, June 1= MEDICARE!!!! So as of today, I no longer need all the insurance I have been carrying; hooray for that! The sun shines and I have things to do,

That sense of relief is what the health care fight was all about, really. Too bad we only got a half measure, an extension of hard-to-access, troublesome private insurance to more people. We still need Medicare for All if we are to claim to be a civilized country.

But for more individuals, the sun shines (that photo is the view over Sunol in the South Bay one lovely morning).

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