This is not about Goldman Sachs, not about banking, banksters or even our financial crisis. It is about the state of affairs in our United States. A sad but heartwarming story posted in the U.S. edition of England's The Guardian.
Occupy San Francisco: the teenager who was refused cancer treatmentMiran Istina, 18, joined protests after four years of being denied life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukaemia
Healthcare in this country is as out of control as is our banking industry. It is big business all about business and the bottom line. No emotion, humanity or consideration.
While I understand about preexisting conditions in terms of health care, one must ask why the insurance company issued a policy covering this young lady at all. I am sure that in all of the so called fine print, there must have been an exclusion for her disease - maybe- but even so, this is a young lady's life we are talking about not just some securitized bond issue purchased by some investor looking to make a score on their investment.
We have a problem here in this country. It is called corporate greed and it manifested itself with the actions of our banking industry. While this corporate greed has existed in other areas of corporate business for many years - especially in the health industry - Occupy any Street is bringing it to the limelight. And rightfully so.
We are still the greatest, strongest militarily and most advanced scientifically nation on the planet. With all the resources we have one must ask why anyone with a life threatening illness is given a death sentence by some CEO issuing corporate policy supposedly on behalf of their stockholders. Maybe that CEO should ask the stockholders what they want to do in a case like this.
I tip my hat for this young lady. I praise her bravery and her commitment. I hope there are those of means and ability who read this story that can help do something.
To all those in Occupy any Street around this country and around the world, I give my praise to all of you for your strength and conviction in wanting to bring about a positive change not only for economic correction but for humanity itself.
- Our banking system
- Health care
- Inflated pricing
- Opportunity to achieve the American Dream
- Corporations Gone Wild
- Government no longer for "the people"
- A welfare nation in the making