Identity Thief

I am not unsympathetic to, Mariana de la Torre’s  plight, But, this article had me very angry, starting with this part;

she said, you’ll do anything to stop it—including taking someone else’s identity to get $530,000 in medical care.”

 

“Chicago Tribune”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-medical-id-theftmar15,0,2523958.story

 

My mother –in –law died of cancer leaving my father-in-law with bills. He has to work to pay them off, and he’s in his seventies!

 

I was hurt at work in 2004; I am out of work, fired because of my work injury. I was without insurance.  When I was given Medicaid I found I couldn’t find a primary care doctor in my area with an open slot to fit another Medicaid patient.

 

 My husband was in a car accident in 2004, he has daily seizures. Because his secondary insurance is Medicaid, he is turned away.  

 

When I didn’t have insurance I had to pay for my doctors bills in cash. I would never have thought to steal some one else’s identity to help myself.

 

I have meet dozens of people, disabled, fighting to get medical care. Sorry, let me clarify that:  “dozens of legal Americans.”

 

I don’t care what the, www.healthcarebluebook.com , sites for fair medical pricing. Everyone who pays for insurance understands that discrepancy, and has run up against it!  They still had to pay the extra out of pocket. The reporter made it sound like it was the hospitals fault. I can argue just about this point!  But it doesn’t have anything to do with this woman stealing.

 

The main point of this article, even though the writer tried to make it into a love story. Then placed the blame on everyone else, is this woman stole more than money.

 

 She took a slot in the non-profit hospital, that someone else, someone legal. Could have had that care, and maybe, just maybe, survived.

 

What the hell!  This is a woman who, stole, and lied -to help herself.

What kind of legacy is that to leave her children?

 

What is the Mexican government doing to help its people?  What are the Mexican people doing to help themselves?

 

I think they are too busy dealing with drugs and gangs to worry about their sick and poor. Just point them over the border to the US. We can turn anything into a love story.  A nicely, written sympathetic piece to justify why someone steals.

 

 

Here are some links. If you like, read up on problems in Mexico and the ones, smuggled into the United States.

 

“Drug cartels’ new weaponry means war” Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-arms-race15-2009mar15,0,229992.story

 

 

“Your American History Reference Guide! – Illegal drugs trade”

http://www.historymania.com/american_history/Drug_smuggling#External_links

 

http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~skenney/courses/3290/3290class25.pdf

 

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Published in: on March 15, 2009 at 11:23 pm  Comments (5)  

Poetry “My Original Face”

My Original Face

 By  

Gerardine Baugh

 

Carbon smudges, dancing across an uneven cave wall

 

Callused fingers, pressing blood into symbols

 

Movement within the pictures

 

Send me spiraling

 

Never stopping my need

 

To create

 

My original face is the one you see on paper

 

Or, smeared across a silicon link

 

I am nothing without my imagination

 

I press against the empty wall

 

With a need to be heard

 

Published in: on March 2, 2009 at 6:18 am  Comments (8)