Healthcare options

This video from PragerU offers good advice on at least beginning to get the American healthcare system in order. I offer it to you as a public service.

The Unseen Moon is all about caring.

PragerU videos, usually about five minutes long, are often blocked by leftist YouTube censors because, one supposes, they are a danger to Western Civilization even though Dennis Prager is a practicing, conservative Jew. One video that YouTube banned was on the Ten Commandments. Go figger. If you are a practicing Christian or Jew, and you vote for the Democrat Socialist Party, it’s time for serious introspection.


When I worked on the Houston Chronicle, I had health insurance supplied through the job. It was no big deal. When I made a doctor or dental visit, I supplied my info to the receptionist and, at times, paid a small deductible, and that was the end of it.

Simpler times from over two decades ago.

When I retired on December 19, 1999, the coverage continued for the four weeks I remained in the United States before it faded away. It was a grace period that gave me time to find other coverage, but I did not bother.

When I landed in Mexico, I had no health insurance, and I gave it little thought because I was busy with other things, a new life. I lived in the state capital for eight months before moving up the mountainside. I had been brainwashed in the United States into thinking living without medical coverage was nuts, so I enrolled in government healthcare, a system known by its initials IMSS. I paid for one year. It was dirt cheap by U.S. standards.

But you have to use IMSS facilities, and I noticed in that year that the mountaintop IMSS clinic was neither a place I would want to be hospitalized nor a facility I would visit for doctor appointments. There were lines.*

For the rare doctor visit during that first year, I utilized the private sector and was very pleased. When the IMSS coverage expired, I did not renew. I never used IMSS even once. Oddly, I used it just last month for a free flu shot because my regular source at Star Medica in the state capital did not have the vaccine this year, a first.

Blame the Kung Flu hysteria.

I have been without health insurance for the past 20 years if you don’t count our enrolling in a free government plan for about three years, something I did just to provide my wife with peace of mind. We never used it either, and our doofus Mexican president has ended it, promising to replace it with something better, but that hasn’t happened.

Shortly after taking office two years ago, he promised a great government healthcare system “like Canada’s.” Thank God, like so many of his promises, he never followed through. Doofuses are like that, you know.

If I have a medical problem, I make a next-day, or even the same day, appointment at one of a number of excellent options here on the mountaintop or at the nearby state capital. I pay out of pocket. Most excellent doctors, dentists and even specialists here charge the peso equivalent of about $35 for a consult that can include minor procedures.

You need an X-ray? Just walk into a laboratory, get it done on the spot, and pay about $12. The privately owned labs also do blood work and similar stuff.

The video demonstrates well the problem with healthcare coverage above the border. I am so glad I don’t live up there anymore for that and plenty of other reasons.


* Our mountaintop IMSS clinic was given a major upgrade three or four years ago, and it’s far better now.

The morning windmill

Having three wives under my belt provides me with a diversity of memories. About all the three have in common is that they self-identify as women, which is a good thing because that’s what their plumbing firmly indicates.

Well, there is another characteristic they share, something all women share. They are fond of talking. Women love to talk. Some do it rather calmly, and some less so.

Every morning we sit at the dining room table about 8:30 with coffee and biscuits. She talks. I listen. More often than not, she’s agitated about something, which usually falls into one of two categories. One is the Mexican president who goes by his initials AMLO and who holds a press conference every weekday at 7 a.m. It’s live on YouTube, which is where my child bride watches in bed, and gets herself steamed.

Her second, common source of breakfast uproar will have something to do with one of her many, many relatives, a motley crew if ever there was one.

Okay, now that we’ve established she often comes to the morning table in a state of agitation, let’s move on to the topic at hand, how she manifests that agitation, and it’s something that provides me with endless chuckles, usually kept to myself.

She waves her arms around wildly. I watch as a hand passes the coffee cup at 100 m.p.h. and then the plant vase, and then whatever other fragile item sits nearby. Surprisingly, her windmilling has clobbered very few table items over the years. It must be like the radar that bats possess with which they instinctively dodge obstructions ahead.

The morning windmill is as entertaining as her rants about AMLO or her thinking she can, with sufficient sage advice, change the chaotic course of the lives of her kinfolk.

Fun campaign contrasts

Bigwigs of the Democrat Socialist Party predict an election sweep in November! And Kamala Harris, who did lousy in the primaries, lets slip a reference to the upcoming Harris Administration! Oops, she meant to say Biden Administration.

Meanwhile, I enjoy watching Trump rallies around the nation. Here’s a brief video of one in California this week. How did that black dude get in there? He must have taken a wrong turn while heading to some “inclusive” Biden rally nearby.

But look at all the other blacks at the rally. How is that possible? My head is spinning. Someone must be paying them to be there. Sure, that’s it.

The blonde is the wonderful Limey Katie Hopkins who’s traveling around the United States enjoying the Trump fervor. If you do a search on YouTube for Trump rallies, you’ll find lots. Some are official rallies in which Trump is speaking to huge, enthusiastic crowds. Other rallies are unofficial ones, organized by Trump supporters.

The rally above is one of those. Good-humored people having a great time.

If you do a YouTube search for Biden rallies, you will find one that has taken place since the primaries. Just the one. Here it is.

The audience is never shown. When there is applause, it sounds like maybe 12 people

Meanwhile, Tuesday night, Trump participated in a “Town Hall” on ABC, a hostile network, hosted by George Stephanopoulos, a hostile moderator. It lasted 90 minutes. ABC offered the same opportunity to Sleepy Joe, but his handlers “couldn’t find an open date.”

You read that right. Joe’s handlers turned down the opportunity for 90 minutes of prime time, free, nationwide TV exposure on a sympathetic network.

Insert laugh track here.

Meanwhile, the Blond Bomber has been nominated for two Nobel Peace Prizes, prompting The Atlantic magazine to suggest that Nobel Prizes should be eliminated.* The Atlantic was in the news recently for saying that Trump insulted dead war veterans, an absurd claim that was quickly and soundly debunked.


* I agree with this due to Obama’s laughably winning the Peace Prize for doing absolutely nothing and Bob Dylan’s hilariously winning the Literature Prize. I guess the science prizes still mean something, however.

A Viking view

ONE OF THE Moon goals is to raise the level of international consciousness. At times this can be done with videos. Personally, I prefer brief videos like this one.

I watch this fellow most every morning. He’s in Sweden, and his YouTube channel is called Sanity for Sweden. But he’s broadened his scope considerably beyond Sweden, and he speaks English quite well and calmly.

Seven centuries ago, he would have been a Viking. His name is Stefan though it could just as easily been Hendrik or Gottfrid.

He’s almost always sitting with a black shirt and vest in front of a stack of firewood. It gets cold in Sweden, of course. The only time I’ve seen him elsewhere was once in his barn sitting in front of an old tractor.

The reason I’m presenting this particular video is his addressing an issue of the U.S. political conflict, especially the #WalkAway movement which, apparently, and I did not know this, the leftists claim is a Russian hoax. Ha! And he speaks too of a longtime Democrat who, out of rare curiosity, decided to attend a Trump rally and what happened.

Drop a nickel in the jar on your way out.