While my circumstances were never as dire as his, as an educated professional employee, for all but this past year of my life, I too never had health insurance. My income, while barely, and rarely able to sustain me, was too high to qualify for Medicare or other services. I too had to sacrifice much and still could not go to see a physician when I was in need. Auspiciously, my situation, while at times serious did not leave me in the condition kwickkick finds himself in. This gentle giant, of a being is dying.
Nothing can be done to save his life. Yet, he hopes his words will ensure the rest of us remain well, survive serenely, and do not endure the strife a life without medical coverage caused him.
The apprehension kwickkick so deftly expresses is, that after he leaves Earth, many others will be stricken as he is. Kwickkick wants a better health care system for every American. Hence, he submits his appeal. Please read I'm Dying. Updated here at BeThink, or in its original form at Daily Kos.
As kwickkick requests, share his tale with your Senators, Representatives, Republicans, and Democrats. Forward the plea to President Elect Barack Obama. Tom Daschle, too might benefit from a read. Reach out to any and everyone you might think of. Please, do what you can quickly. While it may be too late for kwickkick, and he believes it will be, please ponder, the longer we wait to communicate, to create the country we wish to live in, the more people will die a death that need not be.