Healthcare: Who Gets To Live?

The Linda Life

The United States Supreme Court decided this week that we don’t have to die if it can be prevented. This CNN report shows the outcomes for those who did not have health coverage prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act. I think this ruling defended my favorite portion of the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

The highest court in the country defended the use of financial subsidies for those who otherwise could not afford health insurance. But I’d go a step further and say that the ACA, or Obamacare, is just a compromise to those who would see a wide swath of the American working class not covered for health care, and simply die…

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NASA Finds Aquifers are Running Dry

The Washington Post is reporting on a recent NASA report that the world’s water supply is about to dry up.

The world’s largest underground aquifers – a source of fresh water for hundreds of millions of people — are being depleted at alarming rates, according to new NASA satellite data that provides the most detailed picture yet of vital water reserves hidden under the Earth’s surface.

This real life problem is going to keep coming until a real solution comes together.  Is that something as dire as Inevitable?  Or is there another answer?