If this is your first time here, you are obligated to go back and understand how passionate I am about children, lest you misunderstand…we will wait…
Speaking of waiting, I still have not heard from one person with a suggestion of one thing that the government has taken over and made better. You may continue to ponder and I am always open.
Everybody back? Great.
They took my baby’s cold medicine. They took yours too. It actually scared me a bit. Phone rings – it’s my very excited mother.
“Turn on the news. They have done a recall of the children’s cold medicine. They didn’t say what was wrong, they just went to a commercial.”
Ok – first of all, how in the world do you get away with teasing a news story about a recall for children’s medicine? That sounds like serious threat to life. That sounds like, “we interrupt this program for this breaking news alert” stuff. Not teaser material.
Except, there is nothing wrong with the medicine. That’s right – nothing. I asked my pediatrician myself, just to make sure. Nothing wrong with it. But, it’s recalled – you can’t buy it.
Seems as though some parents, some times, may have given their children overdoses of medication. So, because some parents may give some children too much cold medicine, I can’t give mine any. But, it’s all about the children.
No, it’s not. It’s all about politics. I can’t get cold medicine for my kids when they get coughs, runny noses, congestion, the like. I can use the vapors and saline and stuff, but I have not seen them to be as effective. So, in order to get medicine for my kid, I have to pay to go to the doctor. The doctor will run labs that will probably show up negative for everything – but you don’t pay for that based on the result – you pay for it period. Then the doctor will write a prescription – you’ll pay for that. Then the doctor will say he needs to see you back to check everything out – and you’ll pay for that.
- side note – Insurance, medicare, health clinic, military, benefits – whatever – you are still paying for that. It’s called taxes and insurance premiums. Increased health care cost will not equal decreased revenue for the government or the insurance companies. It will equal reduced care and increased premiums and taxes.
So now, health care cost for your family just went up. Nobody likes that. Now all of a sudden you hear about the fabulous “S” chip for health care…it will take care of the children and it won’t cost you a thing
- except taxes
- and it will include “children” up to the age of 25 in homes with an income of up to $82,000 a year.
Whatever. Give me back my cold medicine and you can keep your “free health care.”
Thought that occurred to me. Think about all the other things parents might sometimes do that some of the folks in the medical community may disagree with.
- Give cow milk before 12 months
- peanut butter before age 2
- eggs before 12 months
- rice cereal before 4 months
You gonna take all of that from me too? In the meantime, you’ll give my middle schooler birth control without my knowledge or consent. But, I can’t give her sister cold medicine.