Treasure Island

Luke Easter

(Cleveland, Ohio)

Myriad Genetics Not Allowed To Play, 'GOD'

Decision! U.S. Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented,
And so the ridiculous request of Myriad Genetics shall not be granted,
Whereas the High Court said the company cannot patent human genes,
Now market shares of Myriad fell this thunderous rainy day of June 13.

Can’t fathom any company of humans are attempting to play, “Yahweh, ”
They want to decide who can and cannot have the right to testing DNA,
Of who might contract ovarian or breast cancer if you can afford to pay,
Those who cannot find out too late, unable to see another healthy day.

What is with a supposed great country where insurance companies deny?
Life saving testing and or treatments so shareholders profits climb high,
Therefore, causing less fortunate American citizens to hover in despair,
Because all are still not united equally in love, war and, “Obama Care.”

Many industry giants have patents and generic brands are against the law,
Approved by elected government officials who obviously dropped the ball,
Then again, with high campaign contributions flowing in like, “Tsunamis, ”
Anybody in politics care if little Tommy or Suzy never again see mommy?

How were HMO’s able to get many drugs off their lists of covered care?
Saving $$$ leaving the insured with one option, go without it if you dare,
Between lights, gas, utilities, mortgage payments or whatever daily need,
Our health care system is nothing more than, “Good Old American Greed.”

Why is it that many U.S. Citizens cross the Canadian Border or go online?
To seek medical attention or order prescriptions, certainly not to save time,
It is for one reason and one reason only, that of affordable, qualified care,
Is there any in Washington embarrassed that constituents have to go there?

Apparently not, since the stream of patients over the years have increased,
For this to be presented before the Supreme Court means it will not cease,
Crooked law firms, collection agencies & mortgage companies are not alone,
Add unscrupulous medical research facilities, they’re all right here at home.

Submitted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 14, 2013

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