A Uniquely American Story.

Who says good old-fashioned Yankee ingenuity is dead? This guy's a goddamn problem solver, that's what he is. To the website of Democracy Now!, which I've told you before you should be reading every day:

A North Carolina man who had no health insurance has admitted to recently robbing a bank of one dollar in order to be sent to jail to get free medical coverage. James Verone, a laid-off employee of Coca Cola, recently noticed a protrusion in his chest and had developed arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Without health insurance or money for private care, Verone concluded his best option would be to go to prison. Verone told a local newspaper, "The pain was beyond the tolerance that I could accept. I kind of hit a brick wall with everything." Since being held in jail he has seen several nurses and has an appointment with a doctor Friday.

I'll also point out that the amount stolen in this case is about $999,999,999 less than the amount looted from the health care system by Florida Governor Rick Scott in his previous gig as CEO of hospital chain Columbia/HCA. Holding down expenses is important in the business world. I bet Coca-Cola wishes they could have this guy back.

Anyway, enjoy your upcoming holiday. That sound you hear in the background will be the Canadians laughing their ass off at us.
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A Uniquely American Story.
A Uniquely American Story.
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