[Hpn] Re:Drugs, alcohol and democracy.
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 20:39:43 -0500
From: Clu Carradine <HomesOnWheels@aol.com>
In a message dated 1/21/2003 4:56:43 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Your post certainly should awaken the caretakers of society to not cut
public health funding but to improve on it all across this country.
I have a brother in Ireland whom was original co-founder of NH Homeless whom
helped me start my list,whom has Hep C and because of years of living
impoverished life just got diagnosed with TB also.
Yes, it's terrifying. I have SSD/SSI, Medicare A&B, and Medi Cal..and have
already seen prescription drug cuts: I can't get Nexium anymore, which I
to keep my upper GI tract calm. Hep C is a GI disease with far reaching
effects, and I guess the GERD is part of the package..but now I can't get
of the meds I need to keep things calm.
We in California are suffering the effects of a 35 billion dollar budget
shortfall. This state, if it were a country, would be the fifth largest
economic power in the world, yet we refuse..REFUSE..to extend help to our
PEOPLE in need. I worked six days a week for all my working life, at two or
three jobs at a time and paid lavishly into this system, and now that it's
turn, I'm told I may lose my benefits??
I don't see Gray Davis or his pals in politics (they are ALL whores, IMO!)
lining up to cut THEIR salaries, benefits, free housing, travel,
healthcare,etc. No..they slash the survival benefits to the disabled and
of work to the very bone. ..and call it "hard decisions". Please..spare me
the rhetotic and political whoredom: when I see those bastards making the
same sacrifices they are forcing on US, I'll believe it. Maybe.
My good thoughts go to your brother in Ireland in his fight to survive the
diseases of his body. TB on top of HCV is NOT good...all those meds he will
need now will be processed through his liver, straining it evermore:-(