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Audio blog disclaimer: I added addendum to the written blog wherein I state clearly that although I am in need of medical attention, I am still able to work fine and I look for work daily there are just too many without work right now and not enough jobs to go around. I have faith the right one will come. Thank you. Kimberly

Greetings and Salutations One and All.   Well it looks like new birth is the theme of the season! New buds on the trees where flowers are soon to bloom and our country passes a historic bill for complete healthcare reform! Amen!

For me this is a day to rejoice. I am one of the millions who will benefit from this new law! I have worked 25 of my 44 years paying my dues into the system. I am now in a situation where my health began to fail severely. I have needed to be hospitalized and needed surgery for over a year and closer to two years.  Because I lost my job and no health insurance would cover me for “pre-existing conditions” I could not get any carrier to cover my illnesses! I had exhausted all my savings and went into substantial debt already behind a brain injury series and now this! I collect unemployment and go in the hole to the tune of $100 a month just in basics and that includes no television for a year! We get food from the food banks to survive most months and they tell me that I make too much money for two people and I couldn’t qualify for medicaid in my state! Even though this is life threatening potentially what is wrong with me, they still will not cover the test because I need it, only if it’s a “check up” will they pay for it! Are you kidding me!? And all my doctors can tell me is we understand and we hope that the congress will pass the new law, we know you need care but our hands are tied! So, from my perspective AMEN! Maybe now, I can get the proper treatment for what ails me, what can be fixed will and it will happen before I drop dead like so many do without this health coverage. I’m sorry, I do not care what side of the fence you sit on, it is all our responsibility to pay for and help others who are in need to get what they need when they need it, every human being on the planet has the right to be healthy. Doctors, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, need to stop being so greedy, get back to reusable instruments instead of disposable and save a land fill or two along the way of saving money too! Let’s get real about what the costs are for healthcare and get creative about how to stream line the whole thing, tighten up the loose ends and go single payee and payor and put in first tri mester abortions for those who do not ask for it or are in life threatening situations and abolish the 2nd tri mester abortions, the point of life begins with breath, when a living being can live outside the mother on its own without help is when life begins not before, it’s a beautiful set of cells that wont live otherwise…compromise and be the democracy we claim to be! Show the world WE CAN GET ALONG!

I saw some of the most amazing speeches yesterday on that floor on both sides of the issues. Some I just had to roll my eyes about. I do not think that most people have actually READ the law! If you read the thing, you will see that alot of the hype is just that! Fear mongering and hype! The changes are really to only benefit the people and keep the insurance companies back in line. They are totally out of control! We have been screwed for too many years with premium rates gone wild and denials of coverage over stupid things, someone has finally had the balls to stand up and all people can do is react to change with fear! READ THE LAW! Then you can talk about it intelligently, otherwise you are buying into heresay and gossip and not thinking for yourself!

I have read it, and I agree with most of it! There are a few changes I would make but nothing so drastic it would take months to tighten up! I worked with insurance companies for a living and I have lived through their insanity as a patient as well. People need to get educated before they get heated. We need to stop thinking in terms of ME and get into the mindset of WE the human race. Get out of greed and fear and control issues and move past yourselves and get creative if you do not like what is going on and you think you have a better solution then WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMEN AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PEOPLE!  How many of you even know who your representatives are! Let alone the email address to write them! If you are mad then figure out why and what you are really mad about. Is the frustration really over this issue or the issues in our own lives and it’s easier to point fingers and play the blame game and the I’m better then you game which is childish and un healthy at best. If we would stand on the words of our forefathers….”united we stand, divided we fall” and we really have forgotten how to unite except under the most extreme circumstances of cataclysmic proportions as a people it’s really imbalanced and needs to come back to center. Start thinking in terms of humanity not colors or religions or borders that do not truly exist, it’s god’s land not ours. We are the keepers of it and we are mucking things up pretty much over power and greed which is perceived and forced upon the people. We are so young still in our thinking, we really need to grow up and take our place as terrestrial beings again. Wake up and remember that this is an illusion, we have the power to move mountains within our own minds and in reality if we work towards that together. Learn to love your neighbor again. Learn to help your fellow man. Everyone pulls their weight and offers what their true gifts are. We can learn to live in harmony but it will take a lot of honesty and selflessness on our parts to make that happen for real.

I love the spring time. Change is not always a bad thing. Keep an open mind and heart and allow things to unfold. Get educated as to what the fuss is all about and read the dang bill! Then make your opinion known to your representative and speak your mind. Write editorials and blogs and let the people know what you think and why. Do not be afraid to exercise your god given right to free speech in a civil and calm manner so as to not offend dignity. Passion is good, fanatical is not. Use the system the right way.

I for one was never so proud to be an American as I was last night glued with my teenage son to the computer listening to history being made. As glued as I was when we walked on the moon, Kent State, Twin Towers and so many more amazing leaps good and bad we Americans have made in our short history. We are great, humanity that is, we truly are amazing.At one point there was a man who got up for his one minute, he was the guy who helped champion this bill, ” It’s the patient’s bill of rights on steroids! ” Dinger is a character I tell you what! Another talk about veterans and mothers who have gone without coverage for so long and seniors who have to choose between food and medication, myself on that list of people making real choices like this each and every day. The real heros in this life are those people who have survived and thrived in spite of a failed system. Sometimes change is good, but growing pains still hurt. I hope that we can come to an agree to disagree type of state in this country. Something had to be done, this is a first step, let’s fine tune it and compromise like grown ups and remember to do what’s best for you and yours and the best FOR ALL concerned! What is for the highest good of ALL concerned?? Come from love not fear.

Make it a great day! Keep a smile in your heart and let it out for the whole world to see. Love, Peace, and blessings to everyone! xoxo Kimberly P.S. For those who would question, I am still able to work even though I am sick, I look for work every day I breath and most responses if any say I am over qualified. I say the right thing will come at the right time but I still do my part! Even to the extent I have looked into going back to finish my degree and I have been seeking consultation jobs on the side and nothing has manifested yet. So I hope that addresses those who are nay sayers on that point.

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