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(Boing Boing)   A'ight Farkers, this Mupper has cancer and no health care, what can we do to show that care?   ( divider line
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2012-10-20 08:34:33 AM  
A.) Mupper? And B.) Good to raise money, and all, but can't he also get insurance now to help a little too?
2012-10-20 08:49:13 AM  
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2012-10-20 09:55:32 AM  
So why didn't he buy insurance before he got sick? Because not having some is a really stupid thing to do.

/Still sad though
//Hope he gets better
2012-10-20 10:21:36 AM  
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2012-10-20 10:49:17 AM  
Yeah, it's a Mupper, similar to a Muppet, only enjoy latter in the day, kind of like lunch and lupper.

///Third time the charm? Doh!
2012-10-20 01:24:07 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: So why didn't he buy insurance before he got sick? Because not having some is a really stupid thing to do.

/Still sad though
//Hope he gets better

It is sad, but there's a reason they call it insurance, you buy it before you need it, don't wait until something happens. My father, ran his own business, and had to buy his own insurance. There was no company plans. He paid over a $1000 a month, which was a huge chunk of his income especially months where there was little money coming in. But he knew the importance of it. Had he not done it, my mother wouldn't be here today.

and just because you have insurance doesn't mean it's a free ride like many people believe. When my mother had cancer, there was Office co-pays (when she was on the 5 chemo treatments per week, she paid 5 for 5 office visits that week), medicine (even with insurance, some were $300). Where is the help for people like them, who lay out a huge percentage of their income and do the responsible thing?

This guy made no money working for the Muppets? According to Muppet wiki, he's been involved with a lot of high profile productions.

"In 2010 he partnered with Roberto Ferreira to open Puppet School - Where imagination and creativity meet. In December of that year, they premiered a new original musical entitled, "It's a Monster World," where Earl performed live on-stage alongside his advanced students. Michael Earl continues to teach TV puppetry in Los Angeles and New York City (, while writing and developing new entertainments that "encourage, instruct and strengthen children of all ages through the imaginative use of music and puppetry."

So he had the money to start a puppet school, yet couldn't afford to pay for health insurance?.
2012-10-21 01:50:32 AM  
And if you haven't done anything artsy nor fartsy, well, you can just die because nobody will raise money for you.

Or how about everyone should have basic health insurance? How about we treat health insurance like public infrastructure? Everyone doesn't pay for food and drug safety insurance, yet we managed to come up with the FDA.

Also, unless you are dirt farking poor and can't keep a roof over your head, you should buy insurance of some kind, even if it is crappy high-deductible stuff, for just this kind of catastrophic occurrence, be it cancer or a car wreck.
2012-10-21 11:27:19 PM  
How would the play out in most of Europe or Japan?

Sorry, I shouldn't have brought up civilized countries into the discussion.
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