I've posted on the amazing photography of Chris Jordan before
. Now he has a challenging piece up called "Building Blocks" which depicts nine million wooden ABC blocks, equal to the number of American children with no health insurance coverage in 2007. (HT - Justice and Compassion
). It is a sobering thought and as always his visual representation drives home the enormity of the problem. As our President threatens to veto the bipartisan bill
the House passed
yesterday which would expand health care insurance for children, this number is even more frightening. As Bush said in a press conference recently, he believes that healthcare decisions are best made between a patient and their doctor, without government interference. As Jon Stewart so aptly pointed out on The Daily Show - these kids don't have doctors because they don't have health insurance. So Mr. President we await your giving the children of America the finger and pray you develop some semblance of a conscience instead.
Labels: Politics, Social Justice