I registered as a Democrat this morning so that I can early caucus with Bernie on February 15 here in Nevada. My family has a child who was born with significant cognitive and physical disabilities. His 17th birthday is this January. The American healthcare system is an ongoing nightmare for us both financially and in terms of level of care (and it’s painful that “financially” is the first thing that came to mind as I typed that sentence). 17 years of grinding on a system for someone you love has become what we do and who we are, but we are so fucking tired and we have a long road ahead of us. Until the focus on profit in this industry is curbed there will be no resolution in the economic impact situations like these have on families and until we get that resolved, the conversation that needs to happen about what care could and should look like in our nation will never happen. Bernie is the only candidate who is going after this in the way I wish I could if I were doing it my self... thank you for caring, Bernie. So many of us feel so alone out here and to have someone in the national spotlight who sees us means so, so much. /g
1 Blog 3 Goals: 1. A Constitutional amendment overturning Citizen's United | 2. Abolish the Electoral College | 3. Reinstate Glass-Steagall. We. Can. Do. This.