Life is too busy. But here is one you shouldn’t have missed. A recent Sunday NY Times ran a front page story on the complexities and failures of our current national health care system — Newly Insured, Many Now face Learning Curve. The article reported that on her annual income of $19,000 Ms. Salwa Shabazz could not afford the $60 co-pay for a service she badly needed and her life just got worse. (See last 6 paragraphs in the attached article.) Below the fold on the same page with Ms. Shabazz’ photo was a much larger photo of Serena Williams in her power stroke posture for the US Open — with the headline “Time to Use Your Vacation Days.”
Are these not an expression of an inequality, detachment, and a cultural libertarianism that are overwhelming us? If so what do we want to do about it and are we ready to adjust our lives for a better outcome for more of us?