Sweet, sweet employer-based health care:
As jobless numbers reach levels not seen in 25 years, another crisis is unfolding for millions of people who lost their health insurance along with their jobs, joining the ranks of the uninsured.
The crisis is on display here. Starla D. Darling, 27, was pregnant when she learned that her insurance coverage was about to end. She rushed to the hospital, took a medication to induce labor and then had an emergency Caesarean section, in the hope that her Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan would pay for the delivery.
Needless to say, this is an insane way for a country to organize itself. And of course if you lose your job and are looking for a new one, becoming ill and unable to get treatment for yourself doesn’t help.