September 13, 2009

In the great old U.S. of A., the same number of people who died on September 11, 2001 die every two months. That’s 18,000 Americans dying every year because of our failed healthcare system.

That’s immoral. I’m ashamed. Are you?

Where is the morality of the U.S. Congress? Where is the morality of so many past Congresses and Presidents? Presidents Nixon and Johnson and FDR and Truman all tried to make the U.S. adopt universal healthcare in the U.S.

But we’ve failed again and again. Yes, WE failed. You and me and our parents and our grandparents. Because we’re all in this together. All of us and them either voted for good people or not-so-good people. Who did you vote for? Who will you vote for next week? How much will you and I demand of our elected officials?

Is this a moral country or an immoral country? I’ve seen the answer for far too long. Immoral. Shame on us. (And by the way, our healthcare system isn’t even particularly good. Our healthcare system ranks 37th in the world. #37. That’s us.)

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About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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