I Wish you All Good Health and Healthcare

I realize people have different opinions about the Affordable Care Act, but surely everyone can agree that people who didn’t have health insurance before being able to get it now is something to celebrate. I got this in email on the first day of sign-ups. This is the message from the New York health exchange website:

“Due to overwhelming interest in the NY State of Health – including 2 million visits in the first 2 hours of the site launch – the health exchange is currently having log in issues. We encourage users who are unable to log in to come back to the site later when these issues will be resolved.”

These are details from a photograph I found in the Museum of the City of New York digital collection. The caption reads, Choral Society, group photo taken in restaurant, and it’s dated May 17, 1926. I like zeroing in on faces. That guy to the right of the conductor, for instance. He’s like Jack Torrance in The Shining. “YOU are the caretaker. You’ve always been the caretaker.”

One more below …

This detail is just to the right of the one above. My eye goes straight to the woman in the black dress, middle right. “There are four girls between me and that evil guy behind me,” her expression says. “Yeah, I need to move over more.”

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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