119: Unnecessary Pain

I don't know why no one told me there was a more expensive course of antibiotics without the horrible burny stabilizer that hurt worse than contractions, but they didn't. Maybe it was an insurance thing? At the time we had Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida, which was horrible, because we were living in Massachusetts. To add insult to injury, our premium was over a grand a month and you still wouldn't believe the size of the hospital bill we accrued for staying there the shortest amount of time possible. I am so glad to be in Denmark, where you might have to pay for a flu shot or a chicken pox vaccine, but all necessary medical care is free. I even have a friend having gender reassignment surgery and while she complains about the long waiting period, I'm still impressed that the whole thing is being paid for by our taxes. Socialism isn't stealing a kid's candy and giving half to another kid who didn't go out trick-or-treating, it's the kid willingly giving up a portion of her candy to another kid who was too sick to go out and enjoy the event. Everyone wants to go trick-or-treating, but we have no power over if our neighborhood gives out the good stuff or Milk Duds or if we're in good enough health to trick or treat at all. I think every child would sacrifice a few Snickers Bars so that everyone had a good holiday.