This is the American dream ( nightmare)
Understand my father worked for 35 years and never took any welfare. He was a steel worker then a cab driver. He had a stroke while living alone and
needed help and believe me it was hard to get if you don’t have insurance in this country.
My father didn’t have insurance, or at least they didn’t think he did. They did treat him in the hospital for a few days.
They turned him out of the hospital half dead, unable to even cross the street by himself. I had to take him into my home and get him help. I wondered
how they could let someone out of a hospital in this shape! I went to the social services in the hospital and was treated like we had leprosy, and was
sent on wild goose chases to try to get him in a nursing home, all to no avail.
I went to the welfare office and again was so mad after the experience, I contemplated cutting all the tires of the social workers!
Then at one clinic I met a saint, a doctor, who didn’t give a dam about the system, he took it upon himself to help my old man. In all my experience
with the American health care and social service system for those in need, he was the only decent empathetic human being I met.
I finally applied to get him on SSI and got his 10 or so prescriptions filled with my insurance until I got him on SSI. It was hard going taking care
of a very sick man all by myself, my brother haad to come and help take care of him. Finally an ex mayor of the town I lived in got him in a nursing
home, an impossibility without this help because its so expensive.
Later my father died, and all this, believe me, was the worst experience of my life.
Don’t you folks ever believe for one minute that this country, America, takes care of those in need without tying its best to just let you die. I
know because I lived it.
That’s the American nightmare
I wonder how they would have treated my father had he been in Canada
edit on 1-8-2011 by inforeal because: (no reason given)