And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.
Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.
^Here’s the thing: it’s not a matter of whether or not the American government gives a fuck. That’s the point. Health care is privatized. The government has nothing to do with it. And people fight tooth and nail to ensure that the government has nothing to do with it because getting the government involved would infringe upon “Freedom,” and if there’s one thing America stand for, it’s the amorphic ideal of “Freedom” trumping all other practical, rational, and downright necessary things like health care and common sense.
Let me tell you a thing. My family’s insurance has a $4,000 deductible. We have to pay FOUR THOUSAND US DOLLARS out of pocket, before the insurance picks up 90%. Every January this resets. But wait! That deductible is only for peeps that our insurance picks out. So, if the entire office is covered by our insurance but the one doc who does the one ting we need for whatever reason isn’t we have to reach a separate deductible. Of $16,000. Every. Single. Year. We literally only go to the doctor if it’s a medical emergency, and even that we wait a couple of days and hope whatever is happening to us goes away because we literally cannot afford it. In High School I got a super bad concussion. Like, I passed out unconscious for like twenty mins, and my mom was like ‘nah, wait a couple days, if you don’t feel good still we’ll go to the doctor’. A week and half later of minorly passing out in school, nausea, and extreme dizziness the nurse is like ‘nah, you need the E.R.’, which the doctor’s there were like “how are you not comatose? Why did you wait so long??” In college I spent a few days in the psych ward and when my parents were like “can we take her home early we can’t afford this” the nurse literally was like “don’t you have insurance *looks up insurance on cpu* Yo, you can take her home today, damn”. I wish I took pictures of that damn bill. $1,500 was the ambulance ride alone. Google Maps tells me it’s 1.2miles from my dorm to the hospital, a 4min ride. It’s taken us years to pay that off. My father stopped taking medicine to prevent diabetes and for his cholesterol because it’s too expensive to get every month. I stopped taking my mental meds and seeing my psychiatrist because my parents are like “Your health, your money”. I pay $100/visit for my psychiatrist. I tried getting on Abilify, but on my insurance it’s $795 /month. The only reason I went back and got a therapist is because we reached our deductible due to my mother getting extremely ill and effectively being immobile for a month. Once January hits, I’m going to have to stop again. People in America are dying from preventable sickness because our healthcare system is garbage. People in America are killing themselves because it’s more cost-effective to keep popping aspirins than it is to get your heart checked and that super necessary surgery. Because it’s more cost-effective to to take an excessive amount of pain-killers instead of going to a doctor’s office to get antibiotics for the strep throat or infection they have. Because it’s more cost-effective to pay for a fucking funeral than be a million dollars in debt because you have lupus or cancer.
This is a broken system
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well he really should have worn more protective clothing if he didn’t want that to happen
sounds to me like he was asking for it
Are we really sure he was actually shot and decapitated? Idk, sounds like something he would’ve made up. Guys make false decapitation accusations all the time, you know.
If he didn’t want to be decapitated, he shouldn’t have worn a shirt that showed off his neck
I mean, not all woman decapitate people. I’m not like that.
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All of this
girls think having a period sucks but try having to fix your penis discreetly through your pocket
having the insides of your organs shed and come out through your genitals does not compare to having displaced balls sorry
none of you can do it discreetly anyways
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everyone sees you
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