I was told that I should write about an issue going on in the healthcare system. It’s not my style to sell anyone out, but I will bring a problem to light. We all know that America is lacking in the healthcare department. Hopefully that will soon change. Unfortunately the problem will most likely get worse before it gets better. Insurance companies seem to rule the universe right now and this is the biggest problem. For those individuals who cannot afford healthcare, it is possible to obtain government assistance. The government will assist you if you can prove that you are categorized under the poverty level. This means that you cannot afford the necessities, let alone the luxuries of life. This means that the government will allow you to purchase certain foods, beverages, supplies and healthcare at no cost. This is kind of like a personal government bailout. The individuals in Connecticut that are on this plan are given a grey card that acts as a multiple card. The I.D. number on the card is entered at the pharmacy or doctors office and allows for free service. The card can be swiped at the grocery stores and markets as well and items can be purchased for free. The problem is that the government cannot check up on everyone. A colleague of mine noticed that a lot of the “state” patients, who were coming in and getting prescriptions for free at the pharmacy, were dressed nicer than she was. I decided to observe this phenomenon for myself. I began to notice some of these “poor” customers pulling out Coach Wallets and handbags or wearing Prada glasses. Many of these customers even owned their own businesses and drove luxury S.U.V’s. I could not believe it. My colleague was right. On several occasions we have had some government assisted patients ask if they could have a prescription filled early because they were going on vacation. WTF?! That is just wrong. That means that tax payers, such as me, are paying for these people to get assistance from the U.S. government, while they still enjoy everyday life. If you are broke, you are not dressed like a star or driving a Lexus. I cannot bring myself to the point of reporting these people but I hope their actions catch up with them. What are your thoughts?