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"Healthcare" in the US

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by Yuwipi Woman, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    This is why for-profit healthcare will never work. The more care they can get away with denying, the more money they can pocket for themselves. The incentive system is all wrong if the goal is to have a healthy population. It works quite well if the goal is to rake off as much money as possible and to hell with anyone else.
     
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  2. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    :(

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    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Fattest states in America: Did Florida tip the scales? 

    Interactive maps --> Michigan ranked 18th fattest state in the US, study says
     
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    States prepare to shut down children’s health programs if Congress doesn’t act – The Denver Post

    My great nephew is (or was) covered by this in Indiana. :(

     
  6. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    To get a patient out of their ER, this hospital in Baltimore, wheeled a woman in a hospital gown to a bus stop and left her there in freezing temps.

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    In a serious bit of understatement the hospital said:

    Video here:

    Man captures video of "patient dumping" outside Baltimore hospital - CBS News

    Personnel action?? They should be arrested and prosecuted.
     
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  7. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

  8. yield

    yield zero

    Peeved by price gouging and shortages, hospitals will now make their own drugs
    1/18/2018
    Hopefully a step in the right direction
     
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  9. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    I suspect established drug companies will throw a few dollars at politicians to stop that happening. Fucking racket.
     
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  10. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    That's what they did when people started going to Canada to buy prescriptions.
     
  11. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member


    Pretty sure it is illegal for US citizens to buy their drugs in Canada. I think the government is turning a blind eye to the practice.
     
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  13. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    Amazon, Warren Buffett, JPMorgan team up to tackle ‘hungry tapeworm’ of U.S. health care costs

     
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  15. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Warren Buffet was one of the first people who proposed employee-invested retirement accounts like the 401K. It hasn't worked out for most workers, but has proved to be a cash cow for Wall Street
     
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  16. CRI

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    This is pretty fucking sick. :mad:

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  17. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    wow, that's dreadful -(why do these fuckers always have the same look about them?)
     
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  18. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Friend of mine went to the ER a few weeks ago with extreme abdominal pain. He had a CT scan and bloodwork, they decided it was a kidney stone, gave him IV fluids and sent him home to pass it at his leisure.

    Cost $7k, of which he had to pay $2k after insurance.
     
  19. CRI

    CRI Registered Chooser

    Health related, if not Healthcare as such.

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  20. spring-peeper

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    Flu season is all in our heads, Texas televangelist says: 'Inoculate yourself with the word of God' | Faith | Dallas News
     
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  21. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    Jesus fucking christ.
     
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  22. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

  23. yield

    yield zero

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  24. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

  25. Nylock

    Nylock I hate 'these days'...

    and also when people stop falling for the 'socialism by the back door' trope.
     
  26. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member


    We have the same problem getting to appointments. Imo, the main problem is the high cost of hospital parking .

    There are charities that will drive people from rural areas, such as ours, and others that can help with parking, food, and accommodation.

    I used to work for a charity to help leukemia patients with costs. Many moons later, I found out that my neighbour benefited from the "little angels" charity. :)
     
  27. CRI

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  30. spring-peeper

    spring-peeper Well-Known Member

    I wish them luck....

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