First of all, I'm still not done hearing answers. I'm especially interested in hearing about ex- or less/in-active members' experiences with their inactivity in the Church - how people react.
I happen to think members react differently than they know is appropriate.
But please, keep responding to yesterday's post. I'm insanely curious.
Anyway. I'm going to go on a bit of a tangent today. I just finished reading a blog entry where a woman, my age, describes her boyfriend. He seems to be schitzophrenic. When he is not on his medication (forgets to refill or something) he often begins "hears voices" and speaks often of killing himself and occasionally the need to kill others. What kills is that sometimes he can't get his medication. Want to know why?
His medication costs $400 a month.
$400 a month!
Now, I'm unsure as to their insurance situation but it suffices to say that not everyone has insurance. Not everyone has the chance to work at a job that offers benefits. Not everyone has the chance to go to school to get those jobs that do offer benefits (and even some of those jobs fail to offer them. Why? Because insurance is unbelievably expensive. See above example.)
For the sake of argument, lets say above guy is uninsured. Let's say, then, that he decides to get insurance. Problem solved, right?
Seriously, now. It's like she wrote: her boyfriend getting his medication is in society's best interest.
My rent used to be $400 a month. Granted it was seven years ago, but still. I've never even spent that much for a frickin' car payment.
And people still insist our healthcare system is the best in the world.
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