Thank you, Sasuva and Onlyakid, for your kind words.

CHF is congestive heart failure.

Actually, yeah, looked into the U of F place Shands and our worthless Gov. Scott cut the programs there. They used to offer free stuff because it's a teaching hospital. But, Gov. Scott ended the funding for all the teaching hospitals connected with Fla. Universities.

I tried to get insurance about 9 months ago and they denied it based on the hyperthyroid. They said don't even bother applying. Then, got the CHF and insurance co. never cover anyone with heart issues. To sick to work but even when I wasn't, I'm basically useless to companies because I'm 40 or over even though I've got a degree and lots of experience.

I've met people my age with doctorates that were refused jobs and even an interview.

I used to think America was a great country until all this stuff. I don't anymore because Ron Paul and Rick Santorum basically said, "go and die if you don't have insurance" in that early December GOP debate. Tea party folk actually cheered the question about a person dying with no insurance during that debate when they asked, "do you just let him die?"

It's really sad that 50% of America has become heartless. You know a society is judged on how they take care of the sick and dying. Even on MS, user Magellan responded to this post (over in "male survivor") saying, "want pity?" Sad.

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A guy opens the front door and sees a snail on his doorstep. He picks up the snail and throws it across the street in a neighbor's yard. A year later, the guy opens the front door and the same snail is on his doorstep. The snail says, "What the f*ck was that about?"