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3446 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Oct 2022 at 6:00 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-10-06 6:06:34 PM  
No see, the doctor isn't the one doing the harm, so it's totes fine.
 
2022-10-06 6:12:12 PM  
I can save your life, but if I do, you'll be in debt for two or three lifetimes.
 
2022-10-06 6:12:22 PM  
There's a reason rich people live longer.
 
2022-10-06 6:15:37 PM  

Zizzowop: There's a reason rich people live longer.


Is it because they don't have to use Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil for all their clinical needs?
 
2022-10-06 6:19:34 PM  
There's a reason for health insurance. This is what Obama care was about.
 
2022-10-06 6:19:57 PM  

1funguy: Zizzowop: There's a reason rich people live longer.

Is it because they don't have to use Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil for all their clinical needs?


That's an intelligence test, not an indication of having no money. The expensive stuff they hawk is horrid.

Real people use instagram and tiktik for pro medical advice. No, excuse my while I squirt lemon juice up my chocokate donut to cure me of the toxins form diabeetus.
 
2022-10-06 6:27:36 PM  
More like wither Hippocrates, amirite?
 
2022-10-06 6:30:14 PM  
Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?
 
2022-10-06 6:34:01 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


Freedumbz

I'm not sure for whom exactly, but that's what the right has been screaming for 2 decades.
 
2022-10-06 6:34:24 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


We do, it's just you have to live long enough to able to get it. Young people are full of life and dont need no health insurance , or something like that.
 
2022-10-06 6:34:27 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


It was her turn!
 
2022-10-06 6:41:54 PM  
I received a package today with a shot that's essentially cured my psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis. I take it once a month. It's supposedly $6K a dose, but not covered by my insurance - they want me to instead take an older, "cheaper," less effective drug - but - VOILA! - I get it for $25 direct from the drug manufacturer's "See, We Are Heroes!*" program because it's not covered. I'm grateful for it, it's changed my life for the better in amazing ways, but our whole system is farked up beyond repair.

*Not its real name.
 
2022-10-06 7:09:35 PM  

zeaper12: There's a reason for health insurance. This is what Obama care was about.


But Obama bent the knee to the insurance companies and pharma. The TWO THINGS he was willing to fight for when he let the Republicans make his shiatty Dolecare bill into a worse law were
1) making damn sure there was no public option
2) drug prices stay high. No reimportation. No use of government buying power to lower drug prices for Medicaid and Medicare patients.
 
2022-10-06 7:10:13 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


The pharma and insurance companies won't allow it.
 
2022-10-06 7:16:50 PM  
Hill-Burton Act of 1946.  Get the hospital patient advocate or ombudsman on the line and tell them you are interested in the Hill Burton requirements.  Some hospitals cave immediately, others will make you prove how under wealthy you are.

But, there are options out there.  Don't sign away your rights.
 
2022-10-06 7:34:03 PM  

anuran: zeaper12: There's a reason for health insurance. This is what Obama care was about.

But Obama bent the knee to the insurance companies and pharma. The TWO THINGS he was willing to fight for when he let the Republicans make his shiatty Dolecare bill into a worse law were
1) making damn sure there was no public option
2) drug prices stay high. No reimportation. No use of government buying power to lower drug prices for Medicaid and Medicare patients.


Agreed, but Obama care was a start.  If the women in the article would have had insurance, things might have been different.  Of course health care is expensive even with insurance.
 
2022-10-06 7:57:38 PM  
"Do no harm"
 
2022-10-06 8:00:45 PM  
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2022-10-06 8:07:05 PM  
The problem isn't the doctors or even the hospital.

This problem just isn't a thing in other countries where they have doctors and hospitals.

The problem is in the way your society organises coverage of medical expenses.
 
2022-10-06 8:11:22 PM  
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2022-10-06 8:21:11 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


Because the coloreds might benefit....

/this applies to many things in this country that would be beneficial to all
//fark white racist mfer's
///slashies
 
2022-10-06 8:42:26 PM  

zeaper12: There's a reason for health insurance. This is what Obama care was about.


Obama Care was not free and many people could not afford it.
 
2022-10-06 9:00:20 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Every other industrialized society has some national health care system in place: why the hell can't we?


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2022-10-06 10:43:44 PM  
Whither Hippocrates?

At the zoo, of course.  Dangerous animals. Nasty farts, too.
 
2022-10-06 10:49:40 PM  
I think my out of pocket on having an ass checkup this month will be considerable.

America is the worst.
 
2022-10-06 11:24:40 PM  
I sure as hell ain't one of those insufferable liberals, but this healthcare is certainly one of if not the most important things to me. But I have Medicare right not so is isn't too bad for me. Yet...
 
2022-10-07 2:06:10 AM  
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2022-10-07 2:12:56 AM  

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Ahh, dammit... I know better to check the thread. Ah, well.
 
2022-10-07 9:16:36 AM  
"breast cancer, a brain aneurysm and surgery on both eyes"

Jesus, lady, what the fark were you digging around in?
 
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