I believe there are no accidents in life. A great example came my way this morning. A thread I started on the honesty/dishonesty of President Obama upon listening to his SOTU the other night morphed into something quite different on Facebook. At first I was kinda frustrated about it.
Next thing I know, I got a link from a friend regarding healthcare. It took me to her personal website where I watched her getting shouted down at a town hall in New Jersey where she lives. She is a major voice in the healthcare reform effort in the U.S. As I watched this video I found myself getting that old sense of passion that has been absent in my life for the past few months. Maybe because I don't know as much about what's going on, as I do around disability issues, I've stayed out of the fray on this.
As I was responding to her message that contained the link, I realized that there is a direct relationship between disability and healthcare. I wrote about the many times I've attended Dr. appointments, hospital visits, and low income clinic fiascos. I wrote about what happened to my friend who died prematurely as a result of being denied treatment for colon cancer. It all began to make sense to me.
Now I have something to jump into with both feet! I have a lot to learn about how the healthcare reform effort is working (or not), but I'm a willing student. EVERYONE HAS A HUMAN RIGHT to affordable healthcare, that won't cause them to make choices around seeing a Dr., purcahsing the medications they need, buying food, or paying their bills. It's really a no brainer, but sometimes it takes a while for my brain to work properly.