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(US News)   Five secrets to getting the best healthcare. #6: Don't get sick   ( divider line
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2012-06-04 04:18:43 PM  
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ontariolightning: I've had two colonoscopies in 8 months and only had to wait a month each times.. did not have to pay for the procedure

How much is a colonoscopy in the US?

Well, anyone planning to stick something up my ass better be planning to pay me a heck of a lot, I know that.
2012-06-04 03:48:27 AM  
2 votes:
Decent health care out of the question (and the budget)? Maybe we should invade Canada next. They have health care. And oil. And Muslims.
2012-06-04 03:11:08 AM  
2 votes:
I have another tip: Don't have unprotected sex in Haiti.
Another: Polar bears are not pets.
2012-06-04 11:48:32 AM  
1 vote:

Marcintosh: Republican health care system-
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Can't believe I'm in first-must be monday

I thought it looked more like this:

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2012-06-04 09:32:57 AM  
1 vote:
Republican health care system-
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Can't believe I'm in first-must be monday
2012-06-04 08:28:00 AM  
1 vote:

Flint Ironstag: cretinbob: #7 Move to Canada or Cuba

Or the UK. I've had several hospital treatments, including a few ER visits, and had excellent care. Reading these threads makes me really appreciate the fact that payment, money, bills etc never crosses my mind. If I'm sick I go to the doctor. If I'm really sick I go to the ER. At worst I will have to pay about $15 for a course of medicine.
How many people in the US need expensive treatment because they didn't go to the hospital until a small ailment got far worse? What could have been treated quickly had you had it treated early now needs far more costly and invasive treatment because you were too worried about the expense to go get treated.

As a bonus, the total healthcare cost per head of population is a fraction of the cost in the US. So not only is it free at point of service, it works out far cheaper even including the taxes you pay to fund it.

And what many people ignore is that you can buy private healthcare in the UK if you want, and it usually works out far cheaper than the US for that (mainly since they don't have to worry about paying for ambulances and ER treatments).
However, not many people bother since the NHS is generally so good.

2012-06-04 08:23:52 AM  
1 vote:

praxis44241: I have another tip: Don't have unprotected sex in Haiti.

"I was going to wear a condom but I thought, when would I ever be getting back to Haiti?"

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2012-06-04 06:32:20 AM  
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2012-06-04 06:11:57 AM  
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DarthBart: kisseswookies: Don't live in the US.

/have awesome healthcare, still too terrified of bills racking up to see any doctors about ANYTHING.
//Still 20,000 in debt from my last emergency.

This. I passed an 8mm kidney stone last week with nothing more than Aleve for a pain killer. I couldn't even think about hitting the ER for anything stronger.

Let me guess. Not a heavy drinker. See drinking will eliminate kidney stones. Just another positive benefit of getting totally wasted every day.
2012-06-04 04:10:42 AM  
1 vote:
The 'no-nothing' health care plan.

1. Don't be born with any congenital conditions, have a naturally healthy and robust body and immune system.
2. Get vaccinated
3. Exercise early and often, in a variety of climates.
4. Enjoy a good, balanced, nutritious diet
5. Play some kind of sport regularly in HS
6. Exercise and take part in intramural sports in college and your career.
7. Don't smoke
8. Don't drink to excess (meaning more than 3 drinks a week) ever.
9. Fidelity - be faithful, avoid STDs.
10. Don't ever have anything bad happen to you. No slips, no falls, no accidential exposures to chemicals.
11. Die suddenly.

See? It's mostly proactive stuff, so you can totally be moralized if you fall down on 1,10, and 11.
2012-06-04 03:25:09 AM  
1 vote:
Don't get sick.

If you don't, die quickly.
2012-06-04 02:48:01 AM  
1 vote:

randomjsa: Live in the United States and actually be productive enough to afford health insurance.

Because all jobs provide health insurance and all cases of illness fall under periods of employment.

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