This heart rending op-ed from last week in the New York Times drew this twisted, callous response in the letters on Tuesday:
To the Editor:
A truly sad situation, but not so much an indictment of the health system as a warning to young people about the importance of the choices they make in life.
A young couple can’t afford health insurance but can afford a child? Freedom is the opportunity to make choices. Make the right ones, and you’ll be rewarded with more choices in the future; make wrong ones, and you’ll have fewer choices ahead.
They could have taken many steps to reduce expenses and buy health care, but they didn’t. And now their future is bleak.
Edwards, Colo., April 6, 2012 [my italics]
How could this person divine this from the op-ed? Were they intimately aware of this couple's financial situation? Somehow I doubt it. They're speaking from ignorance in a baldfaced manner to advance their own agenda. For shame.