“We shall need all our prayers now the end is coming…”

Ashley Wilkes

From: Gone With the Wind – 1939

…but for those who don’t believe in superior creatures, maybe even knocking on wood could work. That ‘s because here in Italy the government is about to announce new cuts in the Health Care System budget (someone said 4,9 billions less in three years, but now it seems they will “only” be 2,6 billions), in spite of the article 32 of the Italian Constitution (“The Republic safeguards the health as a fundamental right of the individual and as a collective interest, and guarantees free medical care to the indigent…”).

Which means that from now on all those living in Italy should always be sure to stay warm in cold weather, follow a balanced diet, avoid the excesses, don’t smoke and drink and take more exercise (not going over the top, of course, or they could hurt themselves)… then they should try and find a Saint ready to answer their prayers (or even knock on wood, but really believing in what they are doing) and keep themselves in good health.

“Dovete pregare molto ora che la fine è vicina…”

Ashley Wilkes

Da: Via col Vento – 1939

…ma se non credete in entità superiori, anche dei normali scongiuri potrebbero andare bene. Perché pare che nella prossima legge di stabilità (la vecchia finanziaria), di cui discuterà il consiglio dei ministri convocato tra poco, siano previsti nuovi tagli alla spesa sanitaria (si era sparata la cifra di 4,9 miliardi in meno in tre anni, ma poi siamo stati rassicurati del fatto che probabilmente saranno “solo” 2,6), alla faccia dell’articolo 32 della nostra costituzione (“La Repubblica tutela la salute come fondamentale diritto dell’individuo e interesse della collettività, e garantisce cure gratuite agli indigenti…”). Perciò mi raccomando non scordate la maglia della salute, evitate gli sbalzi di temperatura, seguite una dieta bilanciata, state lontani dagli stravizi e fate ginnastica (ma con moderazione, mica vorrete farvi male)…   poi cercate un Santo a cui affidarvi (o fate gli scongiuri, ma siate molto convinti nel farlo) e cercate di mantenervi sempre in buona salute.

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2 responses »

  1. Lilian Druve says:

    Good luck to us all…!

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