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(Fox 7 Austin)   Toddler comes home after spending nearly 700 days in the hospital due to a congenital heart defect. Since this happened in the United States, you better believe a GoFundMe page was set up   (fox7austin.com) divider line
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2021-04-18 4:15:16 AM  
Let's see... 700 days times cost of US healthcare... and we get a total of... oh, I'm sorry, but there just isn't that much money on this planet.
 
2021-04-18 4:17:31 AM  
Here we go again.

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2021-04-18 4:24:52 AM  
As my late grandmother would say "your ruined a good story "
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2021-04-18 4:29:10 AM  
Wow, that story hurt to read.

Hope this kid has a long and happy life and that the US at some point gets some 1st world HC system where these crowdfunded lives saved thing isn't needed any more.
 
2021-04-18 4:36:10 AM  
All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.
 
2021-04-18 4:42:24 AM  

ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.


I've been assured that universal healthcare is impossibly expensive, therefore your country must be a hallucination.
 
2021-04-18 4:46:16 AM  
1. End the filibuster
2. It's reasonable to expand medicare, FOR NOW, to the 0-18 and 50+ demographics
3. It's actually reasonable to expand to medicare for all, but let's at least propose steps to it that are within the Overton Window, because the Right has never been right, except in how to abuse their power, but there's still a 35% chunk of idiots who watch and support everything Fox, OAN, and NewsMax (or whatever those newer and further to the Right fascist echo chambers call themselves - not bothering to look to see if I spelled them correctly)
4. Profit (actually, no profit)

/Dems still won't do it
 
2021-04-18 4:57:01 AM  

ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.


I was going to make a joke about how paying taxes makes you a Stalinist, but there are so many douche canoes in the US who actually think it's true (including one particularly unInsightful person on Fark) that it's not even worth doing sarcastically.

Eventually America will stop using dystopian scifi as a how-to guide, but when that will happen is anyone's guess.
 
2021-04-18 5:04:30 AM  

Murkanen: ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.

I was going to make a joke about how paying taxes makes you a Stalinist, but there are so many douche canoes in the US who actually think it's true (including one particularly unInsightful person on Fark) that it's not even worth doing sarcastically.

Eventually America will stop using dystopian scifi as a how-to guide, but when that will happen is anyone's guess.


Given the people that want that are called "unrealistic radicals" by both Republicans and Democrats, I doubt it.
 
2021-04-18 5:05:31 AM  
I have a newborn granddaughter going into the hospital for a suspected heart defect this evening. Her arm blood pressure is different than her leg blood pressure, and she hasnt put on weight in a week, and the doctors suspect a heart valve issue. So I am not getting a kick, etc... :(

Will know more tomorrow though.
 
2021-04-18 5:06:08 AM  
At least on the plus side, all her care is free, this being new zealand.
 
2021-04-18 5:15:02 AM  
Something weird is going on with quoting/posting.  Best of luck to your family, ISO.
 
2021-04-18 5:15:15 AM  

ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.


Yes but I America we like to have the freedom to let people die. I don't get it, but we seem to think it's the most beautiful thing on Earth. It's disgusting. But, half the nation doesn't get how vile they are and how bizarre this freedom to let people die is.

One politician even said that the nuns never let people die during a presidential debate. 😳 Completely ignoring that social services were mostly invented because the nuns were doing fark all. America a tale of what people will do just because they didn't like having a 👑 and debts. . We just assume we're the only free people in the world. Freedom that is maintained via police brutality and endless wars.

We're about as stupid as humanity can get ladies and gentlemen.
 
2021-04-18 5:18:59 AM  
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2021-04-18 5:21:44 AM  

Murkanen: Something weird is going on with quoting/posting.  Best of luck to your family, ISO.


Thanks.
 
2021-04-18 5:22:51 AM  
I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.
 
2021-04-18 5:24:08 AM  

starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.


Consumption of large amounts of alcohol or weed, if Fark is anything to go by.
 
2021-04-18 5:25:01 AM  

Latrina: [Fark user image image 700x820]


That guy was a fantasic writer.  "The God Particle" was about the hunt for the Higgs Bosun wrapped around a history of supercoliders.

It is patently ridiculous he died in poverty.  But hey, at least he had freedom!
 
2021-04-18 5:40:36 AM  

waxbeans: Yes but I America we like to have the freedom to let people die


Actually, we only have the freedom to let them die if they are unwilling. If they want to die, they have to go to Oregon, because otherwise euthanasia is a crime.

Bizarro.
 
2021-04-18 5:58:04 AM  
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2021-04-18 5:58:32 AM  

ISO15693: I have a newborn granddaughter going into the hospital for a suspected heart defect this evening. Her arm blood pressure is different than her leg blood pressure, and she hasnt put on weight in a week, and the doctors suspect a heart valve issue. So I am not getting a kick, etc... :(

Will know more tomorrow though.


If it helps, my brother was born with a congenital heart defect. He had some surgeries as a baby (and this was in the early 70s when I think leeches were still a thing). He's over 50, healthy, and he's probably gonna outlive us all.

/Not saying it's a picnic in the park, just not a death sentence.
//Hope you get good news tomorrow.
 
2021-04-18 6:15:27 AM  

NephilimNexus: Let's see... 700 days times cost of US healthcare... and we get a total of... oh, I'm sorry, but there just isn't that much money on this planet.


I was going to go with $6 billion baby.
 
2021-04-18 6:17:38 AM  

Murkanen: starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.

Consumption of large amounts of alcohol or weed, if Fark is anything to go by.


Also masturbation.
 
2021-04-18 6:23:27 AM  

starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.


The answer is, ppl don't, they drink. 🥃
 
2021-04-18 6:25:57 AM  
My daughter had the same heart defect and passed less than an hour after she was born. It's an ugly, nasty defect. If I believed in miracles, this child going home would absolutely be one.
 
2021-04-18 6:28:05 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.

I've been assured that universal healthcare is impossibly expensive, therefore your country must be a hallucination.


Funny thing is, it's not even my country and my kids *still* get free health care. Because: basic human decency
 
2021-04-18 6:44:45 AM  

ThunderPelvis: Tyrone Slothrop: ThunderPelvis: All health care for my kids is completely free because I live in a civilized f*cking country.

I've been assured that universal healthcare is impossibly expensive, therefore your country must be a hallucination.

Funny thing is, it's not even my country and my kids *still* get free health care. Because: basic human decency


I wish we could get some of that basic human decency here in the US but I understand it gets in the way of corporate profits.
 
2021-04-18 6:52:07 AM  

kelderiv: My daughter had the same heart defect and passed less than an hour after she was born. It's an ugly, nasty defect. If I believed in miracles, this child going home would absolutely be one.


If I believed in miracles, I wouldn't see one here. God clearly wanted this kid dead, but a bunch of doctors and nurses decided that God was a dick.
 
2021-04-18 6:53:04 AM  
What will the $10,000 Gofundme pay for? The first week of aspirins?
 
2021-04-18 7:06:39 AM  
What a sad commentary on this country. Guns, rich people and racism, that's all we do now.
 
2021-04-18 7:07:46 AM  

Bslim: What a sad commentary on this country. Guns, rich people and racism, that's all we do now.


"Now"?
 
2021-04-18 7:10:26 AM  

qorkfiend: Bslim: What a sad commentary on this country. Guns, rich people and racism, that's all we do now.

"Now"?


Indeed, should have wrote "always"

*sigh*

i need coffee
 
2021-04-18 7:17:03 AM  

starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.


The alcohol helps.
 
2021-04-18 7:17:16 AM  
Your newborn should not arrive with a pricetag on their life.
 
2021-04-18 7:18:17 AM  
One-third of all gofundme campaigns are to pay for medical bills. Only in America.
 
2021-04-18 7:39:09 AM  
I'm sure the toddler had a pre existing condition. What ever happened to personal responsibility?
 
2021-04-18 7:41:48 AM  

skubwa: 1. End the filibuster
2. It's reasonable to expand medicare, FOR NOW, to the 0-18 and 50+ demographics
3. It's actually reasonable to expand to medicare for all, but let's at least propose steps to it that are within the Overton Window, because the Right has never been right, except in how to abuse their power, but there's still a 35% chunk of idiots who watch and support everything Fox, OAN, and NewsMax (or whatever those newer and further to the Right fascist echo chambers call themselves - not bothering to look to see if I spelled them correctly)
4. Profit (actually, no profit)

/Dems still won't do it


Lol!

That's because the "Dems" are JUST AS MUCH of corporate sellouts as Republicans are
 
2021-04-18 7:54:06 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: skubwa: 1. End the filibuster
2. It's reasonable to expand medicare, FOR NOW, to the 0-18 and 50+ demographics
3. It's actually reasonable to expand to medicare for all, but let's at least propose steps to it that are within the Overton Window, because the Right has never been right, except in how to abuse their power, but there's still a 35% chunk of idiots who watch and support everything Fox, OAN, and NewsMax (or whatever those newer and further to the Right fascist echo chambers call themselves - not bothering to look to see if I spelled them correctly)
4. Profit (actually, no profit)

/Dems still won't do it

Lol!

That's because the "Dems" are JUST AS MUCH of corporate sellouts as Republicans are


Yup.  When it comes to sweet sweet corporate whoredom, both sides really are bad.

Your choices there are about which corporate overlord is going to put their hand in your pocket.
 
2021-04-18 7:55:46 AM  

nemobeamo: I'm sure the toddler had a pre existing condition. What ever happened to personal responsibility?


The little bastard has never worked a day in his life!
 
2021-04-18 7:56:19 AM  
Is this really just an American problem, or is every other country the same, where even if you have a job now, you still can't own a home? I think it's as global problem. Sure, other countries have that "free" medical care with a huge catch, but getting sick is always insanely expensive.
 
2021-04-18 8:02:19 AM  

GreenSun: Is this really just an American problem, or is every other country the same, where even if you have a job now, you still can't own a home? I think it's as global problem. Sure, other countries have that "free" medical care with a huge catch, but getting sick is always insanely expensive.


What "catch"?
 
2021-04-18 8:10:46 AM  
"What a farking waste of resources."

- John Stuart Mill
 
2021-04-18 8:11:39 AM  

NephilimNexus: Let's see... 700 days times cost of US healthcare... and we get a total of... oh, I'm sorry, but there just isn't that much money on this planet.


I spent 34 days in the hospital (meningitis and encephalitis) about 20 years ago.  The amount billed to insurance was a bit over 200 large. 212 or 214, something like that

/I kept a copy of the itemized bill. It's 6 inches thick.
 
2021-04-18 8:11:59 AM  

skubwa: 1. End the filibuster
2. It's reasonable to expand medicare, FOR NOW, to the 0-18 and 50+ demographics
3. It's actually reasonable to expand to medicare for all, but let's at least propose steps to it that are within the Overton Window, because the Right has never been right, except in how to abuse their power, but there's still a 35% chunk of idiots who watch and support everything Fox, OAN, and NewsMax (or whatever those newer and further to the Right fascist echo chambers call themselves - not bothering to look to see if I spelled them correctly)
4. Profit (actually, no profit)

/Dems still won't do it


The system would collapse without the ability to exploit children.
The clown car is full of useless people mainly in the finance, debt, and legal industries and the army of administrators keeping track of it all.
The same is true if California went single payer with the blue states.
I would settle for a law that allowed patients to opt out of the massive administrative fees and simply based on the direct providers income plus a facilities fee if the bill were higher than that.
Let's look at what health care should be:
1) comprehensive health care coverage for everyone regardless of employment or disability status.
2) no financial liability except for a small up front copay not to exceed $50 per visit.
3) total health care costs can't exceed 20% of total annual.comoensation including taxes, insurance premiums, copays, and any other health care related costs.
 
2021-04-18 8:13:11 AM  

qorkfiend: GreenSun: Is this really just an American problem, or is every other country the same, where even if you have a job now, you still can't own a home? I think it's as global problem. Sure, other countries have that "free" medical care with a huge catch, but getting sick is always insanely expensive.

What "catch"?


No freedumbs due tontje socializms and such.
 
2021-04-18 8:19:40 AM  

nakmuay: Murkanen: starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.

Consumption of large amounts of alcohol or weed, if Fark is anything to go by.

Also masturbation.


Those are the old farkers scrolling through the foobies threads on archive.com.
 
2021-04-18 8:30:58 AM  

another one of them: nakmuay: Murkanen: starsrift: I know most Farkers are behind universal health care and so on, so it's a bit like preaching to the choir.

But I honestly don't know how y'all sleep at night when total financial ruin is just some kind of incident or accident away.

Consumption of large amounts of alcohol or weed, if Fark is anything to go by.

Also masturbation.

Those are the old farkers scrolling through the foobies threads on archive.com.


I miss the boobies tab.
 
2021-04-18 8:32:33 AM  

GreenSun: Is this really just an American problem, or is every other country the same, where even if you have a job now, you still can't own a home? I think it's as global problem. Sure, other countries have that "free" medical care with a huge catch, but getting sick is always insanely expensive.


These are not uniquely American problems. Nor are murderous police, mass shootings, mass incarceration, wealth and income inequality, or endless war uniquely American problems. Every country encounters these problems to one degree or another. The uniquely American problem we have is that we don't have any leadership that wants to do anything about any of these problems whereas other countries' leaders either saw them happening or blooming and did something to resolve it.

Our Overton Window is bounded on the right by "systematically oppress, torture, and kill as many people as possible" and on the left by "we're the good guys because we consider saving a few people from the murder." We have to solve that problem before we solve the others.
 
2021-04-18 8:42:24 AM  

ISO15693: I have a newborn granddaughter going into the hospital for a suspected heart defect this evening. Her arm blood pressure is different than her leg blood pressure, and she hasnt put on weight in a week, and the doctors suspect a heart valve issue. So I am not getting a kick, etc... :(

Will know more tomorrow though.


My Mom had unequal BP like that for all her life. She lived almost to 94.
 
2021-04-18 8:56:02 AM  
AdmirableSnackbar:

I wish we could get some of that basic human decency here in the US but I understand it gets in the way of corporate profits.

It probably got all used up by all those goddamn immigrants who are constantly seeking better lives for themselves and taking all your stuff.

/speaking as a goddamn immigrant who is taking all the stuff.
 
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