I’d like to thank Erin for bringing this horrific story to my attention.
A 12 year old child has died because of complications resulting from not having a tooth pulled.
Read this story…absorb it.
No one is going to argue about whether a 12 year old child has a right to life.
But I’ve sure as shit seen people argue about universal healthcare.
No one is going to argue about the tragedy of this death…about the shame of it happening in the United States of America.
But I’ve sure as shit witnessed argument upon argument here in Missouri over whether tossing thousands…and let me repeat that, thousands…of Missourians off Medicaid was wise or unforgivable in the face of the human cost.
God forgive us for speaking about budgets when a damned fool could see that preventative medicine costs society much less than emergency care.
The uninsured are Americans. They are children, disabled people and the elderly. They are the working poor that are so easily ignore despite their contributions to society.
I happen to think everyone deserves that culture of life I hear so much about.
Deamonte Driver died last week from an abscessed tooth.
If you pray please lift this child and his family up in prayer.
May this death not be in vain.