Monday, January 09, 2006

Cheney hospitalized

Surgery to repair aneurysms behind both knees, four heart attacks, quadruple bypass surgery, two artery-clearing angioplasties, an operation to implant a special pacemaker in his chest, anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering drugs, and a foot problem that requires the use of a cane.

Thank God that Dick Cheney has health insurance. What would he do if he were one of the 45.8 million people in the United States who have no health insurance?

You would think that someone with such a laundry list of medical problems himself would be more sensitive to the need for people to have access to medical care. Then again, you'd think that someone with a lesbian daughter would advocate equal rights for gay people.

I don't agree with his politics, but that's insignificant when talking about someone's health. I wish Dick Cheney a full recovery and good health. May he have a long and healthy retirement, starting as soon as possible.


Blogger petrysl said...

well, I'd be interested to tote up the total of his medical expenses during his term and see the price tag. I doubt that the 46 million Americans without health insurance would be able to afford that kind of treatment.

1/09/2006 04:12:00 PM  

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