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(Fox News)   Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an empty store front   (foxnews.com) divider line 29
    More: Ironic, Costco, medical practices, medical industry, socialism  
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1473 clicks; posted to Politics » on 25 Sep 2013 at 6:34 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-25 07:13:13 PM  
5 votes:
2013-09-25 05:42:51 PM  
4 votes:
Welcome to Obamacare, I love you.

www.enjoy-your-style.com
2013-09-25 07:06:04 PM  
3 votes:
Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an empty store front.

Obamacare is the Costco of medicine. And soon, your small town medical practice will become nothing more than an incredibly busy, affordable, consumer-friendly business, where you can pick up thirty gallon jugs of pickles and HDTVs.
2013-09-25 06:42:09 PM  
3 votes:

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Leave your Battery Operated Boyfriend out of this.
2013-09-25 06:37:48 PM  
3 votes:
Right, because until now healthcare has been run by mom&pop HMOs and not totally multi-billion dollar corporations dominated by rapacious scoundrels.

freakoutnation.com
2013-09-25 05:53:53 PM  
3 votes:

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


They pay their employees far too much. Never give the serfs hope.
2013-09-25 08:07:13 PM  
2 votes:

firefly212: BC/BS is going to be part of my health exchange here in CO, which means I'll be able to go back to my old neurologist! Hooray!


No. According to this guy all the doctors are going Galt. We have no more doctors.
2013-09-26 05:04:47 AM  
1 votes:

balloot: Someone who has bought individual health insurance feel free to explain to me why these companies dying is a bad thing.

Because when I was starting a business in America I tried to buy individual insurance.  Here's what happened.

- To start, I am a 30 year old healthy non-smoker.  I rarely have to go to the doctor, don't have any diseases, etc.

- Applied for health insurance.  Filling out the 20 page form took hours and involved listing every time I'd been to a doctor or taken any drugs in the last 5 years, listing every family member who had any disease, etc.

- Called by health insurance person and interrogated over the phone about my application and general health for an hour.

- Surprise!  I was rejected. I had a concussion in a freak accident 1.5 years ago.  I lose.

- I call and try to dispute the rejection.  The phone support for people who have been rejected is designed all the way through to frustrate and stall the person until they give up and go away.  They have zero intention of fixing my issues.

- After hours on the phone, I am told by everyone I can speak to that the "underwriting department" that rejected me is off limits and there's no way to talk to them or appeal.  I am told my best bet is to get a doctors' note supporting my case as a healthy person.

- Went to doctor, got note.  Faxed the note to the number I was given.

- They didn't get the note - try this other number?  Rinse, repeat.

- After three faxes to three different numbers, they acknowledge that I sent them a doctor's note.

- Wait two weeks for the note to get to the underwriting department.

- Nope, still rejected.

- Can't get insurance from any other provider because I now have to check a box that says I was rejected for health insurance in the past year.  I might as well be a chain smoking heroin addict with terminal cancer at this point.


So that was fun.  Resolving my health insurance situation took an incredible amount of my time and energy when I should have been focusin ...


Why do you hate America. If you worked harder, you could just buy the insurance company, insure yourself, and fire the people who rejected you.
2013-09-25 10:24:06 PM  
1 votes:
Will The People's Republic of America get a new national anthem? Because the old one was a biatch to sing. Maybe something along the lines of Row, Row, Row Your Boat would be nice.
2013-09-25 10:15:49 PM  
1 votes:

Corvus: MY buddy just started his own self employed business and now needs to buy insurance over the exchange. It will cost him $1000 dollars a year LESS getting it through the exchange than it was going to cost him then if he would have bought it through COBRA.

Sorry guys but it's working.


Why does your socialist fascist communist muslim buddy hate America?
2013-09-25 09:10:57 PM  
1 votes:
Obamacare killed my Dingo.
It set fire to my aquarium.

It shifted my kitchen fixture to five dimensional light frequencies and now I have shoggoth in my dish washer.
2013-09-25 08:04:41 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not saying Jesus would have been opposed to socialized medicine, but he was all about bootstraps and taking care of yourself, and if you couldn't afford it, then you didn't need it. Jesus was a big supporter of Ayn Rand, but i'm not trying to put words in his mouth. So in conclusion, Obamacare is the devil.
2013-09-25 08:04:12 PM  
1 votes:
Laugh it up, libtardos.

We'll see who's still laughing when doctors are begging in the streets with, "Will heal for food" cardboard signs and hospitals are staffed with extras from Mad Max.
2013-09-25 07:50:51 PM  
1 votes:

BMulligan: the crusty convenience store where all the beer had dust on top of the cans and all the pages of the porno mags were stuck together.


God, I miss that place.
2013-09-25 06:55:34 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-25 06:54:25 PM  
1 votes:

LordZorch: Walmart of medicine, not Costco.


Chinese made vaccines full of lead?
2013-09-25 06:51:02 PM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-09-25 06:48:01 PM  
1 votes:

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Stop trying to make BOB happen.
2013-09-25 06:46:22 PM  
1 votes:
fta: "To me, health care has three major components: medical professionals, profit, patients revenue and cost. money for my friends in Congress"
2013-09-25 06:45:47 PM  
1 votes:

rikdanger: Costco = boxes and boxes of decent booze, cheap!

Also, Costco has the lowest employee turnover rate in retail, partially because of high wages, and 90% of its workers qualify for, ahem, EMPLOYEE-SPONSORED HEALTH INSURANCE...when the going rate in retail is 60%. So we should be so lucky.


You can find cool stuff in Costco that you didn't know existed, or great deals you weren't looking for...but afterwards I always have to go to a "normal" store to finish buying the stuff on my shopping list.  And the stuff you did find last week may not be there this week.

Also, no one there is able to tell you whether the store has a particular item or where it might be found.  I understand that is not how their business model works, but it is very inconvenient for someone who needs to buy something specific rather than cool stuff in general.  All in all, a very bad metaphor for heath care.


2013-09-25 06:44:50 PM  
1 votes:

Aristocles: So you're telling me I can't just get one prostate exam, but I have to get a palate of two hundred all at once?

Thanks BOB!


Palate? Really?

Also, who's Bob?
2013-09-25 06:41:27 PM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?

I was led to believe that Costco was way better than BJ's and Sam's Club.


Nothing's better than BJs

/oh, wait...
//what's the difference between eggs, your wife and a blowjob?
2013-09-25 06:39:54 PM  
1 votes:
I bet he really wanted to use Walmart, but they're a conservative company,  He then switched to Costco because the CEO spoke at the dem convention (i think). He didn't realized Costco is pretty sweet.

dnrtfa
2013-09-25 06:36:54 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Unions!
2013-09-25 06:35:11 PM  
1 votes:
Well, shoot. I guess I'm going to have to start going to Kaiser instead of my favorite mom & pop chop shop for all my major surgeries.
IP
2013-09-25 06:26:27 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


They provide cheap hot dogs to turn you into a fatty.


/got nuthin'
2013-09-25 06:22:35 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Free samples on Sunday is SOCIALISM!
2013-09-25 06:10:48 PM  
1 votes:

Kittypie070: OK, Costco is bad how exactly?


Well, see, if Obamacare is Costco, then the current system is better because it's like a fancy restaurant that only decent people can afford (and who prepares their own meals anyway?!). You poors are now going to be able to eat actual groceries instead of fishing through the dumpster. Why, you might even grow accustomed to it!
2013-09-25 05:52:46 PM  
1 votes:

DamnYankees: Isn't Costco good?


But but but socialism
 
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