It's that lovely time of year when the television ads are dominated by advertisements for one candidate or another. Truthfully, I mute them or change the channel. The 30 second sound bite is just that, a sound bite - which may or may not be true, or taken out of context, or changed in some way.
I do my duty, and vote for the people I think will do the best job for my needs and in the area I live - I don't vote for any one particular party. In fact, I am not even registered in any political party! I can still vote in any general election, just not primary elections.
But that is not the reason for this post. A good friend of mine has, for almost 2 years, been searching for a diagnosis for her daughter. We have traveled similar paths of tests, Medicaid regulations, and hospital stays. She had to become a stay-at-home mom, leaving a doctoral program, because of her daughter's needs. And she has a significant amount of time to do research on all sorts of things, including the politicians.
A few weeks ago, she posted on her blog about The Election. I think it very clearly explains the predicament of middle class families with children that have significant medical needs. She recently followed it up with a post about Medicaid.
Whether you agree or not, please read the posts and truly think about who you will vote for this November.