It is a scary time. I am hopeful that the health care reforms being talked about
make progress. One would allow younger people to buy into Medicare or the federal employee health plan. That will be a good option, and that and other proposals will make the insurers compete and maybe offer more reasonable premiums. Of course it's all much more complicated than just that...but I'm hopeful.
We're all going to be affected somehow, I think. Think of the advertising dollars that would be lost if the U.S. automakers go under, and all the businesses that rely on just that piece. It gives me some peace of mind to know that we're all in this together and so will come out of it alright.
I think something will be done for the auto industry but there will be lots and lots of strings attached, so there still may be huge layoffs and/or loss of benefits. It's good the hear the unions are accepting that they have to back down on their usual aggressiveness (putting it nicely) if they want the employers to survive.
OK, that's my rambling on the whole thing. Keep the faith.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills.
Doing much better, but still experience anxiety that interferes with activities.