Friday, April 29, 2005

Meanwhile in Texas...

While the Texas Legislature spends its time worrying about gay foster parents and online lotto sales, a new report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has found that Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured adult workers - 27% of Texas workers have no health insurance.

Let me be clear: more than 1 in 4 of those people actively working to make their lives better have no health insurance. As someone that has recently become acutely aware of how important health insurance is, I am flabbergasted. How can our elected representatives continue to waste time on marginal issues while so many of us are just one major illness away from destitution?

The time to act is now. How many more must suffer before we force our representatives to take notice?

1 Comments:

At 4:09 PM, Blogger Infission said...

Horrible. Do you know if Texas Democrats are pushing for some sort of reform here? Why is Texas last? It isn't the poorest state....

 

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