Monday, December 15, 2008

Time To Bake More Cookies

I have a friend who lives in Vermont. She fell on the ice and broke her elbow. Her family is always just on the edge, and now -- being a contract worker -- she can't generate a paycheck. She has no health insurance, nor do her children. Her husband's company only insures him, but they just laid off everyone but him and one other employee.

So I'm sure you'll excuse me if I go downstairs and bake up a batch of cookies for this family. I will pretend that each cookie is a Spanish doubloon, culled from a pirate shipwreck off the coast of far Tortuga.

5 comments:

Pom said...

Anne, it's such a sad story and my heart goes out to your friend and her family. I wish this were the exception rather than the rule right now.
I'd be in the same boat if my husband or I had a seemingly minor accident like a broken bone since my daughter is the only one who's insured in our house.

Maebius said...

May the warmth of your hearth-fire spread to those gifted with your cookies. I'm sure they will be magickally delicious! It's tough times, and I wish your friends' well.

yellowdog granny said...

dang...can see draw employment?...tell her to get food stamps, go to salvation army, her church, etc. they will help her..

Mama Kelly said...

Tell her to see if there is an Angel Food Ministries near her. Cheap food and no strings

I will keep good thoughts for her and her family!

Hillbilly Fairy said...

welcome to america, home of the uninsured and underserved. go to http://www.pnhp.org/facts/what_is_single_payer.php and learn about single payer health insurance, and use the link to write a letter to your representative about it. if this story isn't enough for you go to http://nocompromisehealthcare.blogspot.com/ for more horror stories from a family physician's perspective.... good luck to your friend's family....