Saturday, I went to the local Rally for Sanity on the Capital steps. The Welsh Parents came down for it (as an excuse to see the Despoina). It was a fun time for us and the Despoina loved being able to run around on the grass. We ended up "camping" with a nice family with a 3 year old boy. They told us about how appreciative they were for "Obamacare". Their son had had 2 neurosurgeries, one on his spine and a cleft pallet repaired among other things. They said that he racked up over $6 million in medical bills and, if it were not for health care legislation, he could probably never be insured again in his life. And they weren't poor either. The father was a pharmaceutical rep, the mother worked for an aerospace firm and between them, they made about $130K a year. So our kids played together, both being at a point for socialization to start. And when we left, I thanked them for letting the Despoina play around with them. The father looked me in the eye and said "Thank you for letting your daughter play with my son." Made me think about how lucky I really am. They're pretty well off, but their son has more health problems than I could ever handle. I'm poor but my daughter is healthy. I'm glad for that.
So Dan, here's to you.
That is all.
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