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Forum Post: Medicare Under Attack

Posted 7 years ago on March 27, 2012, 9:26 p.m. EST by Nevada1 (5843)
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[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago


''“The host list speaks for itself,” said Wendell Potter, president of Business Initiative for Health Policy. “This event wasn’t about fixing the health care system. It was about protecting the health care industry, no matter the cost to patients, families, workers, or employers.”

“The industry is the root cause of our health care crisis. A congressional staffer serious about finding solutions wouldn’t touch that retreat with a 10-foot pole,” he added.''

fiat lux ...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

''Insurers Are Bankrupting Patients by Charging Unexpectedly for Preapproved Care"! .. by Lauren Weber:


[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

"Medicare for All is even better than you thought''by Tim Higginbotham:

From which, note ''Previous estimates suggested that Medicare for All would save $2 trillion. But it's even better .. a new study finds that Bernie Sanders's bill would save $5.1 trillion — while providing universal, comprehensive coverage.''

fiat lux!

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 1 day ago

The U.S. must beat ¡Uganda! to providing free sanitary pads to schoolgirls. It's humiliating for young girls having to wear open-crotch pants before they are allowed to pee upon their Pootinium-clad chamber pots. I wouldn't mind extending that Medicare-for-All benefit to our Fogies ( Moscow-Night Mitch Pechblendevogel ) whether on the Potomac and Mar-a-Lago or москва. A Volga investigation may well be in order. Depend(R) works!

"I think it’s easier to parent in Germany. We have heavily subsidized childcare, especially from age 2 1/2 and up, parental leave is long, sick leave if you OR your child is ill, and every child, rich or poor, gets a child allowance from birth through the end of their formal education or age 26, whichever comes first. It’s around $190 / month and is to help out with the cost of raising a child. Also, ALL Rx medicines for kids are free."

If Germany has such good support for parenting, why hadn't the German people produce enough babies to replenish its population so that Germany didn't need to import so many immigrants from war-torn countries? All immigrants come with at least some pre-loaded software, some of which may or may not be compatible with the predominant locally used software suite. A country cannot replenish its own disappearing culture en masse using readily available and cheap foreign imports. There is cultural drift possible to overcome the inevitable cultural conflicts but it's a slow learning process. I coped with many different cultures and my way of "resolving" the conflicts is to adopt different mindsets and look at the issues from the cultural practitioners' viewpoints. When enough mind's eye is shut off or opened ( i.e. understand and observe cultural jurisdictions,) the cultural incompatibilities can become non-issues. "Cows eat grass" so "beef eaters are grass eaters" and they may therefore become compatible with the enlightened vegans who can in their faith, subscribe to, "All meat is grass." It seems to lead to philosophical indifference but it does yield peace of mind as well as the peace arising from tolerance. Most cultures are inherently incompatible ( e.g. smoking is frowned upon in the U.S. because of "it's my [lungs/Bible/guns/castle/..]" which a smoker is polluting with carcinogens but in France or China it's viewed differently; American kids found it to be a shock that smoking was so ubiquitous and permitted in so many places in France { in elevators/lifts, hotels, toilettes } or China { streets, restaurants }; they also found Mainlander Chinese talk with exceptionally loud voices { due to densely packed population perhaps, so as to increase signal-to-noise ratio to achieve successful communication } and feared being run down while crossing the streets because the Mainlander Chinese drivers didn't yield to pedestrians, especially while they were making turns; also the public discharge/elimination of various bodily exhausts: nasal secretion, boogers, sputum, urine, feces.. grossed them out; in France, they were annoyed that they had to pay a 3--<=€ uro to do these in private; in the U.S.A. many public and [privately owned]business places provide these services without charging--having to pay up in € presents an "emergency" for a "culturally illiterate" American kid who is overseas and not even aware of the existence of any "breakthrough" culture of wearing open-crotch pants ! my Dad who sang the praise of the "carrying-no-gun" Bobbies wearing "the Crown" on their hats was almost arrested for pissing in the U.S. in a place with a WTF-locked-for-security toilet where a Bobbie would probably just pass quietly by, not even batting an eyelash; dogs have more pissing right in the U.S. than people do ! ) with others if one holds fast to all of each one but introducing flexibility into them enables them to coexist peacefully in harmonious complementarity. Generally speaking, a good way to achieve harmony is to learn the language and culture first, then observe what the majority do, and emulate to avoid any unnecessary conflict. "When in Rome, [largely] do as the Romans do [to show them respect]." As my Dad had shown before, formal schooling is not essential but a sense of humor certainly helps ( there will be embarrassing cross-cultural incidents but people tend to be easygoing regarding honest bumbling efforts trying to fit in ).

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (5843) 7 years ago

important petition

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 9 months ago

''AOC askes pharma exec why a life-saving HIV drug that costs nearly $2,000 in the U.S. but $8 in Australia'' ...

Where's the sense of righteous outrage in USA now? Say NO to: 'Land of the twee & home of the slave'!

fiat justitia...

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 days ago

Consider "When Your Doctor is also a Lobbyist: Inside the War Over Surprise Medical Bills"!

et spero meliora!