Most of the items I see are of a linked variety that doesn't personally involve any of us. However, this time it's different because it has hit so close to home. The reason is as follows:
My girlfriend has Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you who don't know it degrades the lungs over time until the indiviual finally succumbs to the disease. However, with a lung transplant a somewhat normal life could be had for at least a few years. Long story short, she was attempting to get the transplant done at the Cleveland Clinic. After the people had obtained her preliminary medical information they told her they would call her back. Today she received a call from their accounting/billing department saying that they wouldn't be able to do it because she has Michigan medicaid. In addition to passing along that negative info, the woman was also very rude and bitchy to my girlfriend. Nice of someone from Ohio to give someone their "death sentence" in such a heartfelt manner.
Sorry for the novel fellow Mgomen and women, but I hate that shitty state to the south and this is just the icing on the cake.