17 March 2010


The story of the (statistically probably gay) black boy in the rural south with HIV screwed over by the insurance company has no relevance or capability of being related to by the ignorant American class of comfort that watches, armed in the turrets of their fortress of privilege, for any threat to their PERCEIVED security in health coverage. The same people who will not budge to support health care for all will certainly pay no mind to the Mitchell case, or more likely side with the insurance company in keeping them out. On the other hand, the extreme exoticism of the Mitchell case could lead it to be fetishized enough to serve as an effective symbol and discussion point for all sides, ultimately working to reveal the flaws of the system.

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