Imagine these agents wanting to come between you and your doctor!
John Gross, a resident of Indianapolis’ south side, was leaving Florida with the remains of his grandfather — Mario Mark Marcaletti, a Sicilian immigrant who worked for the Penn Central Railroad in central Indiana — in a tightly sealed jar marked “Human Remains.”Gross said he didn’t think he’d have a problem, until he ran into a TSA agent at the Orlando airport.
“They opened up my bag, and I told them, ‘Please, be careful. These are my grandpa’s ashes,'” Gross told RTV6’s Norman Cox. “She picked up the jar. She opened it up.”I was told later on that she had no right to even open it, that they could have used other devices, like an X-ray machine. So she opened it up. She used her finger and was sifting through it. And then she accidentally spilled it.”Gross says about a quarter to a third of the contents spilled on the floor, leaving him frantically trying to gather up as much as he could while anxious passengers waited behind him.”She didn’t apologize. She started laughing. I was on my hands and knees picking up bone fragments. I couldn’t pick up all, everything that was lost. I mean, there was a long line behind me.
Just think. The same entity that runs the TSA wants to run your healthcare. Imagine a fed-approved healthcare agent telling you which tests you are eligible for – and which ones you aren’t. Sifting through the bone fragments of your life, laughing.
The luggage is your past….. good luck getting the go-ahead for that needed treatment.
At the end of the day, the federal agent goes home and polishes her badge, perhaps thinking she has saved the world. More likely that she really doesn’t care.
It’s just a job.