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And this is why we love “Two Women” “Totally Naked”

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…from New Glarus Brewing Co. Were you thinking I meant something different?

From their website (emphasis mine):

Deb is a supporter of Universal Healthcare because she knows what it’s like to be poor. And not the kind of poor that you might have to buy a Gateway computer instead of the new imac, or the kind of poor in which you have to choose to buy Gap instead of Louis Vuitton, or even the kind of poor that you might just have to wait for these items to go on sale before buying them… I mean the kind of poor that makes you choose between eating and getting medicine for an ear-infection. The kind of poor that only allows you to buy second-hand clothes on sale. And it’s not because she doesn’t work hard. She is one of the hardest working women I know, which is probably the reason that she was the first woman to start and run a brewery in the US. The reason that she supports universal health care is because she believes, and knows, that despite how hard you work, a lot of what you have access to (be it health care, food, education, and the like) depends a lot on who you were born to.

Either your parents have enough money to feed you every day or they send you to work after school at 16 to help pay the bills. Either your parents have enough money to pay for your health care, or they don’t eat (or eat mac & cheese) for a few months to cover the cost of your antibiotics from the bug you picked up at school. Many don’t know what this is like, and have had a great many opportunities shown to them. That is one of the greatest gifts that a person can get. However, for those out there who aren’t as fortunate, universal healthcare could mean the difference between eating and not, being sick or not, and dying or not. And no one wants to see their taxes go up. But (I would hope) no one wants to see a sick kid not get help because his parents can’t afford it either. I don’t speak for Deb, but I do speak to her love of people, regardless of stature, education, or inheritance. The reason she supports this is to help people.

New Glarus Brewing Co. already gives their employees healthcare coverage, because we realize how important it is. We believe that it is the responsibility of companies to provide care for the employees who may very well spend their entire lives helping to make that business successful, and paying for healthcare is a very small price to pay in the grand scheme of things.

This is why when it comes to buying beer, the occasional 6 pack from New Glarus Brewing Co. Is worth every penny.

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2 thoughts on “And this is why we love “Two Women” “Totally Naked”

  1. An even better reason to like New Glarus beer than the great flavor. Thanks for the info. In the early 1980s I was hospitalized without health insurance so I know what it’s like. And I know how lucky I’ve been subsequently to have jobs that covered me and paid me enough that I could pay off the hospital bills.

    • I consider it sheer luck that we have largely avoided significant medical issues and to have always had some sort of health insurance coverage. I come at this issue from an under-insured perspective. I thought the charges for my son’s ER visit (complete with ambulance ride) were crazy and by extension our portion of the bill after our deductible, co-insurance, and co-pays were applied. I can only imagine how stressful and difficult it was for you (or any other family). No one should have to make these sorts of choices.

      Health care should be a basic human right. I don’t know how we got to the point that we are in today where it could be seen as anything but.