Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Missouri Healh Care For All

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As I mentioned yesterday, I went out to photograph the Rally For Compassionate Missouri Budget on Sunday afternoon. It was organized by Missouri Health Care For All to draw attention to the threat to our state's already-meager Medicaid system by Republicans in the state House of Representatives. There was a good crowd. Many Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders attended.

Note the woman in the white cassock and red stole in the upper left photo below. It is Rev. Teresa Mithen, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in St. Louis. Rev. Mithen is my daughter's oldest friend - they have known one another since they were that big and Mithen officiated at her wedding. She's a very cool person.


3 comments:

Sharon said...

Good shots and a good cause. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

The economy isn't the only thing in the tank in this country. Our health care system is too. Thanks for this post Bob.
V

Snapper said...

I admire you for staying and fighting the good fight. At the same time, I have no regrets about moving to BC. The health care here is incredible. Just hand them your card. No bill, no forms, no the-large-print-giveth-and-the-small-print-taketh-away, just quality care as needed. Every Canadian we've met is simply incredulous that the US does not have even basic care for every citizen. May that change soon!