here’s a question i bet most people never ask themselves: do i want to get a power wheelchair, or a scooter? my health insurance will probably pay, or at least help, with one or the other, but it runs by the calendar year, and with the future of my employment, and thus my health care options in some doubt, i feel like i should do this before the end of this year.
i want whichever of the two will be more versitile with the kind of terrain it can handle. not that i want to go crashing through the underbrush, but i would like to be able to take it on some of the well maintained walking trails around here – places i used to go and walk all the time. i also need it to be manageable by myself – into and out of the car by myself. my guess is that the scooter option will be the better of the two. i have to go talk to the people at the wheelchair store, and see what they say. and then see if the insurance will help with it.
i read an interesting comment from michael moore, who pointed out that we already have a public healh care plan in place. it’s called medicare. all we have to do is lower the application age from 60 down to 0, and problem solved. (well, i’m sure there’s more to it than just that, but i think this idea would go a long way toward solving this issue.) and i liked jon stewart’s rant against the senate democrats, with their “super-majority,” who can’t seem to get anything passed. aside from funding abstinence-only sex education (which we all know doesn’t work.). as someone who will be buying my own health insurance sometime in the not-too-distant future, i (and probably most of you) have a real vested interest in this. i think if there is a public option in place, the private health insurance companies will have to lower their rates and rework the coverage they offer to match it. i don’t know if medicare works (i’ve never tried it) but i do believe that there needs to be some sort of public option in place, to balance the playing field.
just my two cents.
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