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Thursday, January 26, 2006

26 - 9/11 Workers Poisoned by Bush EPA Lies / Bush's Texas Statute Allows Hospital to Shut Life Support Ventilator of Patient Who Wants It Kept On!

Today I present two additional installments of my continuing series "The 4,978 Ways Right-Wingers Kill" -- kill the innocent, kill the defenseless.

First: George Bush's EPA lied to 9/11 emergency responders and other workers about the environmental poisons they were being exposed to. Sadly, a 9/11 worker just died from such poisoning. Indications are, there will be many more.

Second: When George Bush was governor of Texas, he signed a statute which allows the life support of a patient to be shut off, even if the patient wants it to be kept on! Those without health insurance are particularly vulnerable. So a Texas woman just had her life support ventilator shut off, despite her objections and the protests of her family. This story will make your hair stand on end.


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posted by Blogger Eugune Kim  9:00 PM   [+]
 
Jack, I remember when this incident occured involving Tirhas Habtegiris. I live in the Dallas area, and this fits a general pattern of operation for Baylor. My wife worked as a nurse for Baylor. She was injured on the job, and filed a workers compensation claim. From the day she filed her claim, she was harrassed by Baylor, they made it as difficult as they could for her to get her treatment and medicine. When the doctor finally released my wife to go back to work on light duty, Baylor fired her. Not only did they fire her, they black balled her. My wife can't get a job in her field anymore because of what Baylor has done to her. I guess it is not so ironic that Baylor is affilliated with the Southern Baptist church.
Since we live in the Collin County part of the city of Dallas, she can't get any kind of health care assistance. My employer does not offer any health care coverage. My wife needs blood pressure medicine that she cannot get. I am awake nights worrying about her.
Collin County,where the Baylor hospital is located that you refer to in your podcast, has the highest per capita income of any county in Texas. At one time they had a public hospital where people without health insurance could get medical care. Since the right wingnuts have taken over the county government, the hospital has been closed. The only place you can get any care is at one of the local catholic churches. They have a sign up sheet that they put out one morning a week, and when all of the slots on that list are full they don't take anymore patients.
If you are poor or working class in Texas, they really make life difficult for you. Texas has the highest percentage of people without health insurance by a wide margin. At one time Texas was not so bad, it has gotten a lot worse since Tom Delay gerrymandered the state. The laws, and policies enacted here in Texas amount to nothing less than class warfare.
posted by Anonymous Brad Feldhaus  3:25 AM   [+]
 
I have the highest respect for nurses and the work they do.

I have also experienced for myself the benefits to health of natural foods and lifestyle.

If there could be one benefit to the tragic lack of public health care, it would be increasing awareness of the real source of health as researched by people such as Dr. Weston Price ( http://www.westonaprice.org/traditional_diets/ancient_dietary_wisdom.html ).

I urge you to take a look, you may see something that changes your whole view of healthcare, as it is practised in modern medicine.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous  2:01 AM   [+]
 
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Regards
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