It just so happens that the number of Americans who do not have health insurance is just over 46 million. This is a coincidence, and certainly no reflection on the turkeys.
Just imagine, though, that through some bizarre quirk of fate every family that had Thanksgiving turkey today suddenly had no insurance, and everyone who had other plans suddenly had insurance. Through no fault of your own, your family now has no insurance. You will have difficulty making a doctor's appointment unless you are financially able to put up a substantial deposit. If you have emergency surgery, you could have to come up more than $10,000 on very short notice. You may have to sell your house to finance treatment of your cancer.
On a sober note, you will receive fewer health care services, even if you offer to pay for them. You will get less care, later in your illness, than if you had health insurance. Frankly, you won't live quite as long or quite as well as if you had health insurance. All because you chose turkey today.
Now I realize that this scenario is farfetched and is a depressing thought for Thanksgiving day, but the fact that the number of uninsured Americans is equal to the number of turkeys that sacrifice their lives for Thanksgiving was just too ironic to overlook.
Perhaps President Obama could pardon someone without insurance in the Rose Garden next year along with the turkey.............