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Special? Not in the lest. Cost? There are many ways of cutting costs today. Take a good look at our beautiful hospitals today. They even have pianos in the big beautiful lobbies. Look at the space wasted because we must appreciate the beauty and art of the buildings.
But today you see empty rooms in half of these beautiful buildings because they are too expensive to stay in.(Mine was billed at $1000 per day.) Just like the family doctors are going to the way side taken over by nurses today, many jobs are over rated. Does it take a RN to change a urostomy device? Does it take a RN to access a port?( a port (or portacath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein.) You put the needle into the port is what it amounts to but it takes a trained RN today to do it.

In fact I asked a RN about the pay. She replied that there in no way she would complain of what she was getting paid.

Doctors today spend more time on computers putting information about the person then they do spending time with them. I seen a doctor for about ten minutes. He told me that he would spend the next twenty minutes putting the information that is required on the computer.

The first Doctor I went to as an adult charge $5.oo. No computer. Just got the job done. So to answer your question, yes there are many ways of cutting cuts.
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And your point is?
Is MediCare a good thing?
Should we do away with MediCare?
Are hospital costs outrageous? If so,where do we start to lower them? Should Docs and Nurses earn less?
Or are you just flagrantly bragging about how you're milking the system for all of its worth because you're so special and deserving?

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Oh I forgot a good one. I had a two hour appointment at the hospital. The first hour was nothing but updating my medical record and medications.
The second hour, a RN (again) showed me what a urostomy bay was and where it would be placed. Everything she "taught" me I already seen on the internet. I had to laugh when I seen the bill. Over $12,000 for this education witch was a total waste of time. So is there room to cut cost? You betcha. Think you will see it any way soon? Nope to many people are sucking the dollars out.
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Stop treating fat farts like you would certainly be one way...

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I would not call 148lbs fat.
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Stop treating fat farts like you would certainly be one way...
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Maybe when you were 12 Big Mac boy
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You'd think Duchess would chime in on this topic and offer her $.02 since she's been working as a nurse for over 20+ years. She should have a lot to say about the rising costs of healthcare.

Unless she's another sockpuppet for the Russian chick.

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#446
Nov 10, 2013
 
What's there to say? It is something we are all aware of. What part of it would you like to discuss?
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DavidM wrote:
Special? Not in the lest. Cost? There are many ways of cutting costs today. Take a good look at our beautiful hospitals today. They even have pianos in the big beautiful lobbies. Look at the space wasted because we must appreciate the beauty and art of the buildings.
But today you see empty rooms in half of these beautiful buildings because they are too expensive to stay in.(Mine was billed at $1000 per day.) Just like the family doctors are going to the way side taken over by nurses today, many jobs are over rated. Does it take a RN to change a urostomy device? Does it take a RN to access a port?( a port (or portacath) is a small medical appliance that is installed beneath the skin. A catheter connects the port to a vein.) You put the needle into the port is what it amounts to but it takes a trained RN today to do it.
In fact I asked a RN about the pay. She replied that there in no way she would complain of what she was getting paid.
Doctors today spend more time on computers putting information about the person then they do spending time with them. I seen a doctor for about ten minutes. He told me that he would spend the next twenty minutes putting the information that is required on the computer.
The first Doctor I went to as an adult charge $5.oo. No computer. Just got the job done. So to answer your question, yes there are many ways of cutting cuts.
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I agree. I can't disagree with your concerns as stated in the quoted post.. But at the same time,when ideas have been proffered to lower healthcare costs,your party,the Republican party amps up the fear machine and claims any attempts to lower costs will cause communism. It's not just the party. Just take a perusal of the posts by your co-horts in this very forum. They echo the same sentiments expressed by the fear machine. You people want your cake and to eat it too.

I think you're a miserable bunch and the only thing that brings joy to your lives is making everyone else as miserable and/or moreso than yourselves.
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Duchess 29631 wrote:
What's there to say? It is something we are all aware of. What part of it would you like to discuss?
I would like to discuss save solvents for the cleaning of the cooter. Do you have any recommendations?
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#449
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Duchess 29631 wrote:
What's there to say? It is something we are all aware of. What part of it would you like to discuss?
Go for it. There's no need to be acting coy now. You should have plenty of empirical experience to give the room a very detailed post with respect to cutting healthcare costs and how the industry can accomplish this without diminishing the quality of care.

The ball is in your court. Have at it.

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I do not call myself a republican. The Republican party might as while join the democrats. They could not get further left then they have in the last 10 years. I don't blame the democrats as a whole to get us over $16Tillion into debt. It took both parties. If we keep the two party system, where does the debt stop?$18Trillion? How about $25Trillion? It will stop only when America credit limit hits bottom. And we all hit bottom with it.
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I agree. I can't disagree with your concerns as stated in the quoted post.. But at the same time,when ideas have been proffered to lower healthcare costs,your party,the Republican party amps up the fear machine and claims any attempts to lower costs will cause communism. It's not just the party. Just take a perusal of the posts by your co-horts in this very forum. They echo the same sentiments expressed by the fear machine. You people want your cake and to eat it too.
I think you're a miserable bunch and the only thing that brings joy to your lives is making everyone else as miserable and/or moreso than yourselves.
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DavidM wrote:
I do not call myself a republican. The Republican party might as while join the democrats. They could not get further left then they have in the last 10 years. I don't blame the democrats as a whole to get us over $16Tillion into debt. It took both parties. If we keep the two party system, where does the debt stop?$18Trillion? How about $25Trillion? It will stop only when America credit limit hits bottom. And we all hit bottom with it.
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In another thread,you've stated you would be willing to vote for Sara Palin-a Republican. While I may agree with some of the concerns you've expressed,you've shot yourself in the foot by admitting you'd vote for the quitter from Wasilla.

Why would anyone support a quitter?

Your concerns seem to belie your actions.

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Who is running against Palin? I would vote for her other several others. I usually vote republicans because of the lack of choice.
If there was a more conservative party, I would be there. I really don't like what the other parties offer. To many times have I supported a republican that share my views. Only to not vote the same.
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In another thread,you've stated you would be willing to vote for Sara Palin-a Republican. While I may agree with some of the concerns you've expressed,you've shot yourself in the foot by admitting you'd vote for the quitter from Wasilla.
Why would anyone support a quitter?
Your concerns seem to belie your actions.
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I would vote for Sarah Palin before I would vote for Hiliary Clinton or any other Democrap, for that matter. If Romney had won he could've began trying to straighten out this mess that is happening with our country.
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Who is running against Palin? I would vote for her other several others. I usually vote republicans because of the lack of choice.
If there was a more conservative party, I would be there. I really don't like what the other parties offer. To many times have I supported a republican that share my views. Only to not vote the same.
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#454
Feb 7, 2014
 
Well well. After 52 years of smoking, I decided to quite. As of the lst day of February, I have not had a cigarette. By the fifth day of not smoking I ended up in the E.R. Reason? My oxygen concentration was down to 85.
After spending 24 hours in the hospital, I am back home on full time oxygen. Sure glad I have paid into medicare because they pick up 100% after my $5900 deductible. So I will gladly pay my $1250 a year premium for medicare and prescription plan. Before some you say die, I feel better now then I have all year.
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Did you marry that young girl yet?

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Feb 7, 2014
 
You know, i would love to but: I can not afford to get married. We have talked about it and ask why. We have decided that we like it the way it is. Besides we could not confirm the marriage.
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Did you marry that young girl yet?
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Feb 7, 2014
 
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You know, i would love to but: I can not afford to get married. We have talked about it and ask why. We have decided that we like it the way it is. Besides we could not confirm the marriage.
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I know what you mean. Laws in this country are crazy. And we need a new sort of government.

I can finally get married later this year when I turn sixty. I would have lost my rich exwife's pension and ssd. Now I can gett married and still have money when I get old
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Brad wrote:
<quoted text>That does not sound good. My friend had that and he died within the year.
I believe you may be right. Goodnight DavidM.
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DavidM wrote:
You know, i would love to but: I can not afford to get married. We have talked about it and ask why. We have decided that we like it the way it is. Besides we could not confirm the marriage.
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Can't confirm? Is your gf your niece?

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