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Monday, July 30, 2012

State Park Summer Run - Robert Moses

Monday and the house is quiet as I make a leftover bagel and hit the road.

I pick up a chicken and salad from Mama Lombardis for dinner, as I don't think I have enough time for a fish fry.  Luke is eating leftover crabs when I walk in the door.

Summer run on my mind as I eat some chicken and salad.  Gavin already ran 9 miles this morning...how is he going to run another 3.1

This day in history "On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, former President Harry S. Truman was enrolled as Medicare's first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card. Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become the first president to propose national health insurance, an initiative that was opposed at the time by Congress."

Nearly 40 years later we are poised to cripple the healthcare system.  Bring 30 million more into the healthcare system without adding any appreciable amount of doctors, PA, RN, Nurse Practitioners, etc.  So, those of us who have healthcare insurance will not only pay more, we will wait more.  The critical care system will take the brunt of it.  And the icing on the cake...it still takes 8 years to push out a Dr. in the USA, and 30% of the general practitioners are over 55 years old.

Lets put this in perspective.  If you think about the information technology business, there is a great deal of time and money put into capacity planning.  What would you do if Cablevision or Verizon FIOS told you that you have to pay more and get 30% slower service ?  Or when your service was not working, it would take a couple of weeks for them to come and look at it.

So, back to the State Park Summer Run at Robert Moses.  A great nite for a run.  I saw some folks I know from work and soccer.  Gavin posts an 11th place finish.  I put in a good run and a personal best 5k time of 26:33.

Photo of the day "Robert Moses Bridge"


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