The board's server will undergo upgrade maintenance tonight, Nov 5, 2014, beginning approximately around 10 PM ET. Prepare for some possible down time during this process.
FAQ    Search

Board index » Word on the Street » News & Debate




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 538 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Fri June 28, 2019 12:15 pm 
Offline
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed April 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Posts: 10199
Green Habit wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
Anyone know what the total amount of medical debt is in the US? May google skills are failing me today.
I tried this:

Image


Saw that one, but I think that was the debt from last year alone, not the total outstanding debt.

_________________
Norris wrote:
lol bi is a piece of shit human being and anyone who engages him in conversation is wasting their time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Tue July 09, 2019 8:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 21180
Based on the quotes coming out of the Fifth Circuit today, there’s not a terrible chance that the GOP will be in front of the Supreme Court trying to eradicate the ACA right as the 2020 election begins to speed up.

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Tue July 09, 2019 10:13 pm 
Offline
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed April 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Posts: 10199
Somehow he’s gonna fuck this up. Somehow.

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/08/trump-kidney-care-market-1573651

_________________
Norris wrote:
lol bi is a piece of shit human being and anyone who engages him in conversation is wasting their time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Wed July 10, 2019 11:53 am 
Offline
User avatar
Rank This Poster
 Profile

Joined: Thu December 20, 2012 4:45 pm
Posts: 5211
You could always just allow people to sell a kidney.

_________________
"I want to see the whole picture--as nearly as I can. I don't want to put on the blinders of 'good and bad,' and limit my vision."-- In Dubious Battle



Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Thu July 11, 2019 12:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Classic B
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Wed December 19, 2012 9:53 pm
Posts: 18546
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
4/5 wrote:
You could always just allow people to sell a kidney.


People with 2 working kidneys

Image



People with 1 failing kidney and $100

Image

_________________
Everything's perfectly all right now. We're fine. We're all fine here, now, thank you. How are you?


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Thu July 11, 2019 12:15 pm 
Offline
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed April 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Posts: 10199
B wrote:
4/5 wrote:
You could always just allow people to sell a kidney.


People with 2 working kidneys

Image



People with 1 failing kidney and $100

Image


Did you reverse those images?

_________________
Norris wrote:
lol bi is a piece of shit human being and anyone who engages him in conversation is wasting their time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Fri September 13, 2019 11:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 43367
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
Bezos axing healthcare for PT Whole Foods workers.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Sat September 14, 2019 5:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 6:02 am
Posts: 10116
Location: Tristes Tropiques


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon September 16, 2019 3:29 am 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 43367
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
Purdue Pharma just filed for bankruptcy. This was expected, as the terms of their multi-state settlement were reported to require them to file for bankruptcy, then restructure as a sort of treatment-based trust. Still crazy, and I think the story is far from over.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon September 16, 2019 11:30 am 
Offline
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed April 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Posts: 10199
tragabigzanda wrote:
Purdue Pharma just filed for bankruptcy. This was expected, as the terms of their multi-state settlement were reported to require them to file for bankruptcy, then restructure as a sort of treatment-based trust. Still crazy, and I think the story is far from over.


What did the business do, exactly?

_________________
Norris wrote:
lol bi is a piece of shit human being and anyone who engages him in conversation is wasting their time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon September 16, 2019 11:34 am 
Offline
User avatar
The Master
 Profile

Joined: Tue September 24, 2013 5:56 pm
Posts: 43367
Location: Different mountains than strat and bodysnatcher.
Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Purdue Pharma just filed for bankruptcy. This was expected, as the terms of their multi-state settlement were reported to require them to file for bankruptcy, then restructure as a sort of treatment-based trust. Still crazy, and I think the story is far from over.


What did the business do, exactly?

Helped kill over 200k by flooding communities with opioids


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon September 16, 2019 11:58 am 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 21180
Meanwhile, the Sackler family is moving billions out of the country to protect it from being subject to any settlement.

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon September 16, 2019 12:40 pm 
Offline
I've been POOSSTTIiiEEnngeeaahh
 Profile

Joined: Wed April 20, 2016 7:11 pm
Posts: 10199
tragabigzanda wrote:
Bi_3 wrote:
tragabigzanda wrote:
Purdue Pharma just filed for bankruptcy. This was expected, as the terms of their multi-state settlement were reported to require them to file for bankruptcy, then restructure as a sort of treatment-based trust. Still crazy, and I think the story is far from over.


What did the business do, exactly?

Helped kill over 200k by flooding communities with opioids


I've caught up a bit now, thanks.

_________________
Norris wrote:
lol bi is a piece of shit human being and anyone who engages him in conversation is wasting their time


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Fri November 01, 2019 4:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 6364
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Here’s how a dark money group spent $30 million to stop Congress from ending ‘surprising medical bills’

_________________
"I'll hold your wallet while you go fuck yourself"-David Letterman


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Mon December 02, 2019 5:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 21180
State lawmakers acknowledge lobbyists helped craft their op-eds attacking Medicare-for-all
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... e-for-all/

Quote:
Lobbyists either helped draft or made extensive revisions to opinion columns published by three state lawmakers in a way that warned against the dangers of Medicare-for-all and other government involvement in health care, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.

Montana state Rep. Kathy Kelker (D) and Sen. Jen Gross (D) acknowledged in interviews that editorials they published separately about the single-payer health proposal included language provided by John MacDonald, a lobbyist and consultant in the state who disclosed in private emails that he worked for an unnamed client.

Gross said MacDonald contacted her on behalf of the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, a multimillion-dollar industry group founded in 2018 and funded by hospitals, private insurers, drug companies, and other private health-care firms.

None of the lawmakers’ columns disclose that they were written with the help of a lobbyist.

The emails show how, even at the state and local levels, lobbyists are trying to bend public opinion away from an idea that has seized much of the debate during the current Democratic presidential primary. Two candidates, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.), have proposed a massive redesign of the health-care system that would place all Americans on a single government health insurer.

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Thu December 12, 2019 11:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 6364
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Well that's a new low.
Border Patrol arrested these doctors who were trying to give flu shots to detained migrant kids

_________________
"I'll hold your wallet while you go fuck yourself"-David Letterman


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Thu December 19, 2019 3:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 21180
Uh oh

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Fri February 21, 2020 6:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar
Misplaced My Sponge
 Profile

Joined: Tue January 01, 2013 10:41 am
Posts: 6364
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Utah man's son dies while rationing insulin

_________________
"I'll hold your wallet while you go fuck yourself"-David Letterman


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Thu February 27, 2020 2:40 am 
Offline
User avatar
NEVER STOP JAMMING!
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 1:56 am
Posts: 21180

_________________
(patriotic choking noises)


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Healthcare Thread (really "Sickcare" in America)
PostPosted: Sat April 18, 2020 4:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar
likes rhythmic things that butt up against each other
 Profile

Joined: Wed January 02, 2013 12:57 am
Posts: 544
I'm curious to know if this pandemic has changed the way people feel about M4A.
One the one hand, you could point to the number of people who have died or will die because they don't have health insurance. On the other hand, this is a good example of big government bungling the management of a massively-scaled response.
For me, it's enhanced my view that employer-based insurance is a terrible system. Boot strap politics has no answer for the millions of people out of work and insurance due to some virus that they had no control over.

_________________
I'll be the one in the lobby in the green fuck me shirt. The green one.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 538 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next

Board index » Word on the Street » News & Debate


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
It is currently Wed June 23, 2021 4:58 am