firefighters withou health insurance

Posted: June 27, 2012
By: Clay Cerny

A huge wildfire has burned for weeks in Colorado.  Joan McCarter of Daily Kos reports this depressing news:  Many of the firefighters do not have health coverage as part of their compensation.  They are federal employees, but on a contract basis.  McCarter also points out that the firefighters make so little that they cannot afford to purchase insurance.  Something is very rotten in . . . the greatest country in the world.