Taken on Mount Walker.
For the Daily Prompt: cringe.
I took this on the ridge on top of Mount Zion yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous hike, with the rhododendrons floating among the tall trees and tons of wild flowers. Here are little wild strawberries…. we will have to come back in September.
Cringe: I cringe when I hear the discussion on the news being about health INSURANCE and not health CARE. We need to change the focus.
We HAVE a mandate that anyone in the US can have health CARE. That is, the emergency room cannot legally turn anyone away. But the bills can bankrupt you and take your house away. Not only that, but the emergency room is the most expensive and worst way to take care of people in the world. The emergency room cannot treat cancer, cannot treat hypertension, cannot help a person with depression, cannot do the long term chronic care that I do. Per person in the US we pay twice as much as the next most expensive country and they have universal care. What is the matter with the citizens of the US? We care more for corporations protecting their profits than we do for our citizens health. And I think this will bring our country down….. we will collapse.
I am a physician but I also run my own clinic. I am a small business owner. And I really expect that health INSURANCE will force my clinic to close.
Call Congress. Say we want health CARE not health INSURANCE.
We hiked Mount Zion yesterday. Home, showered, and then rest. No, Miss Boa did not hike, but no one can rest like a cat. We are all delighting in this string of sunny days.
Call Congress, healthcare for ALL. Healthcare is NOT health insurance. There is a difference.
And then do something healing: climb a rhododendron flower trail.
We hiked up Mount Walker on Sunday and the wild rhododendrons float among the trees. Gorgeous.