After my father lost his job in November 2008, my family’s health insurance coverage lapsed. Although he found work — and, consequently, coverage for himself — in April, the rest of the family can’t join until March 2010. So, for the only year my mother and I have ever been without insurance, we have tiptoed through our lives, avoiding what health risks we could.
While I agree with the state's apology for slavery, I question Gov. Charlie Crist's decision to not rule out reparations for the descendents of slaves. It would take years for the Legislature to consider such a proposal, but the principle is wrong.