“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#33 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I have an estate I'm working on. There is basically no equity in that estate, but I'm trying to do some unique things that I think can help preserve the house for the people living there.
One sister-heir, on SSI (who theoretically can't have more than $2,000) won't play ball. She won't get anything out of the estate as it stands, and won't play ball with what I am planning so that at least her brother can buy the house out of the estate.
The point I'm trying to make is that if you have zero,$10,000 may as well be a million. And if you give them that $10,000, it ends up at the casino anyway, so they're back to zero.
That's why $250,000 sounds like so much money to them.
90% of them don't know the difference between gross and net, either.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#36 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Who the hell are you to determine what benefits anyone in a free economy?
Does the entertainment industry benefit humanity? I may rail against some of its output, but it employs millions. Even scummy rap artists pump millions into the economy and employ tens of thousand of people in one capacity or another. That's called FREEDOM, douche.
You are really f'd in the head.
How do you have freedom when you can be bankrupted for getting sick or shot randomly on the streets?

Perhaps if the rich cared about humanity rather than themselves, and paid higher taxes, we could have a healthcare system like Canada's.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#37 Apr 1, 2013
Someone's forgetting something, Karl.

woof

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#40 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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How do you have freedom when you can be bankrupted for getting sick or shot randomly on the streets?
Perhaps if the rich cared about humanity rather than themselves, and paid higher taxes, we could have a healthcare system like Canada's.
Talk to your black pets about shootings in the streets, boy.
I lived the Canadian system. You don't have any idea of its cost, waste and overall ineffectiveness. Nor do you see the drain it places on every single other responsibility of government.
You're more of a poser every day.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#41 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Someone's forgetting something, Karl.
woof
woof

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#44 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Talk to your black pets about shootings in the streets, boy.
I lived the Canadian system. You don't have any idea of its cost, waste and overall ineffectiveness. Nor do you see the drain it places on every single other responsibility of government.
You're more of a poser every day.
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2007/2240423268...

Register coward, or I keep this up.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#45 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
One reporter wrote about the health system in Peru and how they have national health care, which sucks. They also have a parallel system of private hospitals for people with money. When his daughter got sick there, he felt fortunate that he could get her into a private hospital where she received excellent care. That's probably what will eventually happen here.
Britain is heading in that direction and Alberta is fighting with Ottawa about the right to do it, too.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#46 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
An extended "in law" is a cardiologist in Canada. He would make substantially more money here than he does there.
This is a question similar to the Cyprus bank question. Is it fair to effectively levy a "tax" on his earnings in this manner?
I've known high school teachers in Canada who make more than MDs with ten years in practice.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#47 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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How do you have freedom when you can be bankrupted for getting sick or shot randomly on the streets?
Perhaps if the rich cared about humanity rather than themselves, and paid higher taxes, we could have a healthcare system like Canada's.
so you want to go from "A" to "F" in hospital care?

Canadians hate their system.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#51 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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I can see it evolving like the government schools, where you can go to a government hospital or receive a voucher you can use in a "charter" hospital.
Scary crap Bobby. Your thought process just led me to guaranteed nightmares tonight...Thanks /sarc Hubby went to the ER in October 2012, we had two insurance plans, still fighting with both of them and the hospital. Everything sounds peachy keen to people until you need to utilize your "benefits".

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#53 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not all peachy.
Health care costs in Texas are some of the nation's highest and for-profit hospitals dominate down there. Our system of non-profits is actually reasonably priced and are some of the best hospitals in the country.
I think the answer has to be a blend between free market and government involvement. I think people need to be encouraged to go see a doctor even if money is tight, but they should be spending their own money so that discipline can be imposed on the system.
This just popped into my head: Maybe the answer is tax credits equal to what you spend at the doctor/hospital? That way society does get some benefit from human beings shopping around? Let the dumb people pay full price, with the smart people having some incentive to save money?
That was the idea behind HSA programs.

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#56 Apr 1, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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Insurance is just legalized extortion.
Generally, you're right. One of my brothers-in-law worked for 20 years as a CPA for Aetna. To this day he calls insurance the biggest business scam perpetrated for the past 500 years in the Western world.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#57 Apr 1, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not all peachy.
Health care costs in Texas are some of the nation's highest and for-profit hospitals dominate down there. Our system of non-profits is actually reasonably priced and are some of the best hospitals in the country.
I think the answer has to be a blend between free market and government involvement. I think people need to be encouraged to go see a doctor even if money is tight, but they should be spending their own money so that discipline can be imposed on the system.
This just popped into my head: Maybe the answer is tax credits equal to what you spend at the doctor/hospital? That way society does get some benefit from human beings shopping around? Let the dumb people pay full price, with the smart people having some incentive to save money?
I'm all for free market and shopping around. Bottom line is that insurance companies are out of control with bloated profits. All for people, including insurance companies, making a profit, but reviewing hubby's ER bill and having two insurance cos, I about spewed beer through my nose, which would be classified as ETOH abuse. I disagree with your last paragraph. Agree with non-profit facilities. Anyone that asks my advice/opinion on nursing homes, I tell them emphatically look for a .org facility. Unfortunately, because of state regulations, they can't even break even let alone have something in the coffers in case something happens, i.e. a lawsuit, etc. I've worked for both and miserable at any for profit as I can not take care of the patient outside of the manual, makes me crazy (ier?, some may say) I really regret going into healthcare...

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#58 Apr 1, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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Insurance is just legalized extortion.
I know you can't see judging icons, so know that I agree. If you don't know how to work the system, you're screwed; whether govt or insurance funded. When my car got anonymously hit, for the amount I've paid in insurance, I could have fixed it and/or replaced it with the money shelled out to Allstate. Cheaper for me to trade it in and get a new one. Unfortunately that thought process does not work for a loved one, unless you wish them dead...then who gives a f

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#59 Apr 1, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Britain is heading in that direction and Alberta is fighting with Ottawa about the right to do it, too.
England's had sub-standard health care and long waits for service for at least the last 15, maybe more like 20 years.

Anyone with the means comes here for treatment/surgery and self pays. Same with Canada and France.

Since: Oct 10

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#60 Apr 1, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
<quoted text>I've worked for both and miserable at any for profit as I can not take care of the patient outside of the manual, makes me crazy (ier?, some may say) I really regret going into healthcare...
I'm really sorry to hear you say that, Glitter. I think it takes a special kind of person to go into healthcare to begin with. Unfortunately, not just you, but many healthcare workers are expressing the same thing. We are looking at a real, substancial shortage in the future.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#62 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Paco, I aim to piss in your cereal of privilege.
woof
Now Karl, this one does indeed sound like something I would write!!!

Good job!!!

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#63 Apr 1, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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woof
That's better Karl.

Carry on.

woof

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#64 Apr 1, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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I'm really sorry to hear you say that, Glitter. I think it takes a special kind of person to go into healthcare to begin with. Unfortunately, not just you, but many healthcare workers are expressing the same thing. We are looking at a real, substancial shortage in the future.
I'll continue to do what I do, but it is extremely frustrating to take care of those that need healthcare. Some people are just there for the paycheck, know plenty of people that are doing it for the right reasons. The first part of my last sentence resulted in a ton of regulations that are impossible to meet regardless of your intellect aka ability and where your heart is. The only reason I love the time change is that I'm the only one that Calvin will allow to change his watch. Wouldn't change that for the world.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#65 Apr 1, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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That's better Karl.
Carry on.
woof
Did you give him a scooby snack?
Arf

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