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2013-03-28 06:39:48 PM
Government says 80% of scooters and electric wheelchairs Medicare buys go to lazy fat people who complain incessantly about Big Government waste, taxes and helping the poors.
 
2013-03-28 06:45:06 PM
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2013-03-28 06:46:23 PM
crazy rascals
 
2013-03-28 06:55:15 PM
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2013-03-28 07:07:08 PM
Seniors who use scooters unnecessarily can become sedentary, which can exacerbate obesity and other disorders.

Which can also be covered by Medicare. (The ciiiiiircle of life...)

You couldn't design a better program of big-government self-perpetuation combined with corporate welfare for the medical-industrial complex if you tried - and the best part is, it's dressed up as compassion for seniors so no politician dares touch a bit of it.
 
2013-03-28 07:33:14 PM
That's why my mom refuses to get one.  She can hardly get around anymore.  She sees a mobility scooter as the end of the road.  You get one when you've given up and become worthless.
 
2013-03-28 07:34:50 PM
The Scooter Store idiots should have learned from those boneheads that used to advertise about tax settlements, where people claimed that they settled with the IRS for pennies on the dollar. When your tagline involves taking advantage of government largesse, you WILL get punished or shut down.
 
2013-03-28 07:35:59 PM
I'm fat because my knees and back are bad

No. Your knees and back are bad because you are fat.
 
2013-03-28 07:37:48 PM
Don't worry.  Under ObamaCare, those scooters will be programmed to terminate their occupants at random, thus resolving the problem.
 
2013-03-28 07:38:06 PM

pounddawg: I'm fat because my knees and back are bad

No. Your knees and back are bad because you are fat.


No, I hurt both my back and knees long before I got fat.  The weight came from eating too much good food and drinking too much rum and whiskey.
 
2013-03-28 07:39:30 PM
Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick
 
2013-03-28 07:39:30 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Don't worry.  Under ObamaCare, those scooters will be programmed to terminate their occupants at random, thus resolving the problem.


I knew I liked Obooma.
 
2013-03-28 07:39:56 PM
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2013-03-28 07:40:20 PM
I used to work for a company the supplied powerchairs.  It's not that easy to get Medicare to pay for these even for people that really need them.
 
2013-03-28 07:40:57 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Don't worry.  Under ObamaCare, those scooters will be programmed to terminate their occupants at random, thus resolving the problem.


Exactly. The Hoverarounds are programmed to carry their occupants directly to the closest death panel on Jan 1, 2014.
 
2013-03-28 07:41:22 PM

Smeggy Smurf: No, I hurt both my back and knees long before I got fat. The weight came from eating too much good food and drinking too much rum and whiskey.


Which is in no way your fault. I declare you scooter-eligible. Cheers!  :-)
 
2013-03-28 07:41:26 PM

Atomic Spunk: The Scooter Store idiots should have learned from those boneheads that used to advertise about tax settlements, where people claimed that they settled with the IRS for pennies on the dollar. When your tagline involves taking advantage of government largesse, you WILL get punished or shut down.


Strange.. I still see them.
 
2013-03-28 07:41:55 PM

Smeggy Smurf: pounddawg: I'm fat because my knees and back are bad

No. Your knees and back are bad because you are fat.

No, I hurt both my back and knees long before I got fat.  The weight came from eating too much good food and drinking too much rum and whiskey.


//The above may not apply to 100% of the populace
 
2013-03-28 07:42:01 PM

JacksonBryan: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Don't worry.  Under ObamaCare, those scooters will be programmed to terminate their occupants at random, thus resolving the problem.

I knew I liked Obooma.


this
 
2013-03-28 07:42:01 PM
I forget what it was called but awhile ago there was an anime movie where a company produced a sort of mobile health care unit for the elderly.  The unit would provide medical care while at the same time taking the elderly patient out for exercise.  The plot line involved a nurse who was assigned to oversee a patient that was put into one of these units(the unit somehow acquired the personality of his deceased wife) and the unit went crazy and refused to obey its program directives.

Instead, through a series of comical events, it took its patient on a wild and crazy ride through the city and eventually the company CEO(who was a sympathetic character) got involved and had to promise the machine he would handle the elderly with a more human approach.  Oh and the machine squared off against some military version of itself and the two machines battled it out but anyway I am looking forward to when that becomes a reality.
 
2013-03-28 07:42:31 PM

BSABSVR: [www.bannedinhollywood.com image 500x375]


Is that even a person? Surely you jest.
 
2013-03-28 07:42:41 PM

onlyadistraction: Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick


She would give you the what for if you'd just hold still.
 
2013-03-28 07:42:48 PM
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2013-03-28 07:42:54 PM

onlyadistraction: Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick


Technically, you make yourself sick.
 
2013-03-28 07:43:10 PM

Gulper Eel: You couldn't design a better program of big-government self-perpetuation combined with corporate welfare for the medical-industrial complex if you tried - and the best part is, it's dressed up as compassion for seniors so no politician dares touch a bit of it.


and now everyone can tell that you didn't bother to read the article.

"big government" is doing something about it and one of the parasite companies is being gutted by reduced payments and stricter review of eligibility.
 
2013-03-28 07:44:42 PM
You see the same thing when you drive into any retail store parking lot.  How many times do you
see someone with a handicap placard, or license plate, get out of the vehicle and sprint into the
store?  Doctors give these things out like candy.  I think that if you aren't in a wheelchair, walker,
cane, or a heart condition, you should be able to shoot em in the foot so they have a REAL NEED
for the handicap placard....unless it means MENTAL handicap.
 
2013-03-28 07:45:12 PM

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Don't worry.  Under ObamaCare, those scooters will be programmed to terminate their occupants at random, thus resolving the problem.


Maybe it's not so bad after all.
 
2013-03-28 07:45:51 PM
Once the food collapse and zombie apocalypse begins, this will be the new resource of protein.  We should encourage it.
 
2013-03-28 07:46:31 PM

i_dig_chicks: I used to work for a company the supplied powerchairs.  It's not that easy to get Medicare to pay for these even for the very very few people that really need them.

FTFY
 
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2013-03-28 07:46:33 PM

Lehk: Gulper Eel: You couldn't design a better program of big-government self-perpetuation combined with corporate welfare for the medical-industrial complex if you tried - and the best part is, it's dressed up as compassion for seniors so no politician dares touch a bit of it.

and now everyone can tell that you didn't bother to read the article.

"big government" is doing something about it and one of the parasite companies is being gutted by reduced payments and stricter review of eligibility.


Yes, but not until recently.  I am sure the scooter stored have lobbyists just like defense contractors.
 
2013-03-28 07:47:15 PM
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2013-03-28 07:48:22 PM

Isitoveryet: onlyadistraction: Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick

Technically, you make yourself sick.


No, sometimes it is the fat people. Bathing becomes an issue sometimes and the BO is absolutely flattening. Takes all I can to keep from hurling.
 
2013-03-28 07:49:31 PM
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2013-03-28 07:49:43 PM

p51d007: You see the same thing when you drive into any retail store parking lot.  How many times do you
see someone with a handicap placard, or license plate, get out of the vehicle and sprint into the
store?  Doctors give these things out like candy.  I think that if you aren't in a wheelchair, walker,
cane, or a heart condition, you should be able to shoot em in the foot so they have a REAL NEED
for the handicap placard....unless it means MENTAL handicap.


I am certain it's the family members that are taking the placard & using it in their own vehicles.
to me that's worse, they know how beneficial the parking space is when it's necessary for their family and then go on to abuse it and FARK other people.
 
2013-03-28 07:50:04 PM
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2013-03-28 07:50:16 PM

p51d007: You see the same thing when you drive into any retail store parking lot.  How many times do you
see someone with a handicap placard, or license plate, get out of the vehicle and sprint into the
store?  Doctors give these things out like candy.  I think that if you aren't in a wheelchair, walker,
cane, or a heart condition, you should be able to shoot em in the foot so they have a REAL NEED
for the handicap placard....unless it means MENTAL handicap.


This.
 
2013-03-28 07:50:51 PM
You know what drives me nuts? A good chunk of the stereotypical "old tea party guy on a scooter" types will tell you that they don't have government healthcare, they have private insurance and they can show you their Aetna/Blue Cross/etc card to prove it. Apparently they're convinced Medicare Advantage means they are independent of government support, even when the government spends more for them to get private insurance than they would just covering it in-house.
 
2013-03-28 07:51:03 PM

i_dig_chicks: I used to work for a company the supplied powerchairs.  It's not that easy to get Medicare to pay for these even for people that really need them.


Your company isn't trying hard slimy enough.

I (as a doc) get these requests all the time from companies that advertise "We'll give you your chair for free, and if Medicare doesn't cover it, it's still yours!"

I had a patient who needed just a walker but got one of these.  The chair company sent the form back to me 4 times, as how I filled it out would not get the chair approved, each time more specific about how they needed it filled out (highlighted sections, post-it notes).  The last time I had to write "This patient does not require a power chair" in the margin.

farking thieves.
 
2013-03-28 07:51:45 PM

kidgenius: Isitoveryet: onlyadistraction: Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick

Technically, you make yourself sick.

No, sometimes it is the fat people. Bathing becomes an issue sometimes and the BO is absolutely flattening. Takes all I can to keep from hurling.


you can rest assured that they'll die soon & you won't have to be offended anymore.
poor snowflake.
 
2013-03-28 07:52:25 PM

Isitoveryet: p51d007: You see the same thing when you drive into any retail store parking lot.  How many times do you
see someone with a handicap placard, or license plate, get out of the vehicle and sprint into the
store?  Doctors give these things out like candy.  I think that if you aren't in a wheelchair, walker,
cane, or a heart condition, you should be able to shoot em in the foot so they have a REAL NEED
for the handicap placard....unless it means MENTAL handicap.

I am certain it's the family members that are taking the placard & using it in their own vehicles.
to me that's worse, they know how beneficial the parking space is when it's necessary for their family and then go on to abuse it and FARK other people.


I remember when I worked for the local mall a number of years back and the *really* elderly folks complaining to management because either what you described would happen or it was  some random asshole parking there just because s/he was an asshole.
 
2013-03-28 07:52:54 PM
Wish I had a scooter, I'd put a cow catcher on it or maybe a bronze prow to sink other scooters
 
2013-03-28 07:53:25 PM
Goddamn how lazy do you have to be to give up on walking?!?
 
2013-03-28 07:53:39 PM

BSABSVR: [www.bannedinhollywood.com image 500x375]


The best part of that pic is that he has a soda in the cup holder and he's driving through what looks like a BBQ cookoff.  Lots of samples.
 
2013-03-28 07:53:50 PM
Large size mobility scooter for a large appetite disability.

i.imgur.com

needs two spaces as the spaces are narrow.


Thread needs more mobility scooters in drive-thrus!!!!
 
2013-03-28 07:54:43 PM
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2013-03-28 07:54:57 PM

Isitoveryet: kidgenius: Isitoveryet: onlyadistraction: Fat people disgust me. I saw an obese woman driving her scooter back to her government housing project the other day with 48 cans of soda in her basket... Americans make me sick

Technically, you make yourself sick.

No, sometimes it is the fat people. Bathing becomes an issue sometimes and the BO is absolutely flattening. Takes all I can to keep from hurling.

you can rest assured that they'll die soon & you won't have to be offended anymore.
poor snowflake.


This may come as a surprise to you, but most people are fat by choice
 
2013-03-28 07:55:04 PM

Banned on the Run: i_dig_chicks: I used to work for a company the supplied powerchairs.  It's not that easy to get Medicare to pay for these even for people that really need them.

Your company isn't trying hard slimy enough.

I (as a doc) get these requests all the time from companies that advertise "We'll give you your chair for free, and if Medicare doesn't cover it, it's still yours!"

I had a patient who needed just a walker but got one of these.  The chair company sent the form back to me 4 times, as how I filled it out would not get the chair approved, each time more specific about how they needed it filled out (highlighted sections, post-it notes).  The last time I had to write "This patient does not require a power chair" in the margin.

farking thieves.


so you were fired from your HMO>?
 
2013-03-28 07:56:17 PM

pxlboy: I remember when I worked for the local mall a number of years back and the *really* elderly folks complaining to management because either what you described would happen or it was some random asshole parking there just because s/he was an asshole.


and that's just it, assholes.

i say scrap the handicap spaces & make it a first come first serve situation at least that way the spaces won't be available to the assholes OR the handicap!  I say, let'em walk, scoot, coast or crawl.
 
2013-03-28 07:56:33 PM
Is anyone allowed to use those courtesy scooters at WalMart and/or Costco?

/just askin'
 
2013-03-28 07:57:02 PM
at least its some kind of economic boost for the economy right?
 
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