Join the military, get health care
While the national debate over health care insurance and public options rages on, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Sunday ran a story about Bill Caudle, who was laid off from his job at a plastics company in March.
Caudle, 39, started Army basic training earlier this month in Fort Jackson, S.C. It wasn’t patriotic fervor that caused him to enlist at a somewhat advanced age – it was the fact that he was about to lose his health insurance. His wife has ovarian cancer and after trying every other option, the father of three did what he felt he had to do. A four year enlistment will guarantee healthcare for his wife.