Curtain Raiser

His blog should be named: Wake Up With Wes!

CollTales

The Cure for Medical Debt, Colltalers

It’s Memorial Day in the U.S., and Americans of all nationalities will likely hear about our troops’ vitality and our debt to them, along parades and somber recollections. Plus BBQs. One thing we’ll hardly talk about, though: bringing the troops home.
Another type of debt also elicits a similar quagmire: although more Americans now have healthcare coverage than a decade ago, since 2013, their mounting medical bills have become the main driver behind alarmingly high rates of individual bankruptcies.
We’re so used to the official narrative about the heroics of military service, often used to justify our state of permanent war, that we forget how narrow has become the slice of the U.S. population that actually sacrifices itself and wages war on our behalf.
You’ve read here about this disconnect a few times before, and it’s likely that you’ll be hearing about it again…

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1 Response to “Curtain Raiser”


  1. 1 Colltales May 25, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Thank you, Uncle (even though I’ve lost a lot of sleep coming up with these few words). You’re kind.


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