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Old 05-01-2012, 06:04 PM   #621
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Are you enjoying your Bush tax cut?

hard to say -- it gets eaten up by having to purchase my own private health insurance.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:27 PM   #622
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you have the right to choose to purchase health insurance
enjoy it, while it you still can
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #623
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Are you enjoying your Bush tax cut?
Conservative economics mean that one illness/injury will ruin my life. Thanks, private health insurance!

I'm serious, though, I'm 95 percent sure I tore my rotator cuff last month. I've been ignoring it the whole time because I have no money for the co-pay since all my remaining money is meant for my next payment for college. This is a great system, definitely.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:23 AM   #624
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Been struggling to open doors because of my shoulder. Definitely can't go back to my normal job in the factory since I can't lift anything. But yeah, let's vote for Romney so that everything can be private and a few thousand rich people can live their extravagant lives off of the labor of the rest of the country. That sounds like a plan for America, you guys.
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That sucks, PhilsFan, I'm sorry. I hope at some point you can find a way to get that taken care of.

And then of course there's the people who don't have insurance, period, and yeah, good times for all!

The only people the Bush tax cuts have helped are the rich. The rest of us have yet to see any possible benefits from them. But go on and keep believing they will do wonders for our economy.
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Been struggling to open doors because of my shoulder. Definitely can't go back to my normal job in the factory since I can't lift anything. But yeah, let's vote for Romney so that everything can be private and a few thousand rich people can live their extravagant lives off of the labor of the rest of the country. That sounds like a plan for America, you guys.
One could always accidentally throw ones self down a flight of stairs at a local Happy Valley establishment...
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:39 AM   #627
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Stephen King: Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #628
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I'm a big proponent of walking things off. I only become concerned when injuries aren't healing on their own.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:08 PM   #629
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Conservative economics mean that one illness/injury will ruin my life. Thanks, private health insurance!

I'm serious, though, I'm 95 percent sure I tore my rotator cuff last month. I've been ignoring it the whole time because I have no money for the co-pay since all my remaining money is meant for my next payment for college. This is a great system, definitely.
First of all I hope that turns out to be nothing more than tendinitis.

But you seem to be bemoaning the fact that your medical insurance requires a copay rather than the fact that the soaring cost of college tuition basically leaves you with no money? Or are you pissed at both as I don't mean to put words into your mouth.
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First of all I hope that turns out to be nothing more than tendinitis.

But you seem to be bemoaning the fact that your medical insurance requires a copay rather than the fact that the soaring cost of college tuition basically leaves you with no money? Or are you pissed at both as I don't mean to put words into your mouth.
College tuition and insurance are ridiculous. I don't mind a co-pay so much as I mind the fact that if you actually have a serious injury insurance companies are free to find any excuse they want not to cover it. We actually had to sue our health insurance company back in 2000ish because they decided they didn't want to cover a $200,000+ hospital bill that we had no control over. We won and they ended up covering it, but we were lucky enough to afford good lawyers.

The other problem is hospital bills. They're not even remotely realistic, so it isn't entirely the insurance companies' fault. I recall looking at a detailed hospital bill for my mom when she was in for a week and it actually said "$40 -- soap for shower" per day. That was among many other ridiculous things that they charge you for without even telling you. When that adds up it can add up to thousands of dollars, in some cases doubling what the original bill would have been. It's no wonder insurance companies don't want to cover that.

Edit: http://hospitalbillingformula.blogspot.com/

This guy talks about it a little bit.
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My mom and I were talking about that last night. Hospitals should have to justify why they put the prices on things that they do. Most people do not have that kind of money floating around, and some of this stuff is not worth the outrageous prices they put on it.

A hospital's first concern should be to take care of its patients. Not to see how much money they can make off them.
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First of all I hope that turns out to be nothing more than tendinitis.

But you seem to be bemoaning the fact that your medical insurance requires a copay rather than the fact that the soaring cost of college tuition basically leaves you with no money? Or are you pissed at both as I don't mean to put words into your mouth.
I appreciate that and I hope so too.

And I am much more concerned about my tuition than I am about my health care plan. I was a bit angry about the health care the other night just because I have been to a lot of doctors in the last year with very issues. It's been a bit exhausting. But yes, the college costs are a much bigger issue.
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They're baaack!

The Occupiers are protesting again, and I happen to work in very area they are marching around. Cops and helicopters are everywhere, some co-workers struggled to get to work because they were stopped to show ID. I was just having lunch in a small park when the Occupiers came marching by. I got up and went back into my building, so did other people in the park. We have no idea how long this will last.
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More than 100 Protesters Arrested on Occupy Wall Street Anniversary - Metropolis - WSJ

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Sometimes OWS annoys me as much as the Tea Party Movement.
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I would be willing to their point - if they have one - if they weren't so rude, obnoxious and foul smelling.
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- if they weren't so rude, obnoxious and foul smelling.
You've been around every single one of them?
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The only Occupy thing I ever saw was like five dudes sitting on some couches in the student union building. Not exactly camping out in front of Goldman Sachs.
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You've been around every single one of them?
There are plenty of rude and obnoxious Occupiers to make them all look bad. They have a bad rep around here, especially for those who live and/or work in the downtown area.
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