Friday, July 10, 2009

Sick people targeted in CA budget crisis

It's not easy in CA with a serious or chronic illness any more. This budget process itself is getting sicker than any of us are, IMHO.

Please take action if you are a CA resident--or ask any CA residents you know to read, sign, and pass on:

CA Budget Crisis: Murder Is Not An Option


  1. I don't think it's easy for any of us anywhere who suffer with a chronic illness. Especially one with so few drug treatments. I believe we who suffer with such diseases are definatley the forgotten ones at the end of the day. I feel bad for those who do not have coverage of any kind and go without with little treatment than can obtain.

  2. I know of people who have even died needlessly, due to lack of coverage, and sometimes I am just astounded that this is reality--it must be some kind of bad dream, that not enough people who have the power to change things have cared enough about anyone except themselves to do so. I can't imagine chronic illness anywhere is a picnic; I'm sure it is always a huge challenge that hits in every area of life.

    But I can report that having a chronic disease which is expensive to treat while having fallen through many of the gaping cavernous holes in the U.S. "safety net" is -- life-threatening, all the time. I've been fighting for my life 24/7 for 23 years. I'm exhausted. I guess if they can't kill us they just wear us out. I'm expendable, and I know it, because so many people come right out and tell me so! And I just wonder how well any of them would do, sick or well, if put under a spotlight and commanded: "You. Yes, you! Justify your existence."

    I'm not sure why so few drugs have been approved for lupus. It's something I would really like to know a lot more about.

    (((hugs))) I hope you are doing ok.


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I've travelled the distance from an Ivy League college to decades of enforced poverty--because I've needed to qualify for government health care in the U.S., since being diagnosed with lupus at the age of 23. I have a personal blog at that I've had so long I'm probably stuck with :) My other blogs are here on blogger...