There needs to be a Simpsons marathon EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF ALL TIME.

There needs to be a Simpsons marathon EVERY DAY FOR THE REST OF ALL TIME.

I’m back with my boys and we’re all better for it (i.e. nobody peed on the walls out of spite today). #nationaldogday

fictionalcharactersknitting:

The dolphins may have driven the humankind into the sea but Marge still keeps up with her knitting.

BUT SHE’S DOING IT WRONG.
Snorky wouldn’t approve.

Shudder.

This is my reaction to the amount of dog hair in our house after I’ve been away for a week.

(via abadguy)

Mystery=Solved

For some reason, pants I wore comfortably earlier last week suddenly didn’t fit. I thought it was humidity; apparently it was because I gained six pounds in two days, despite exercising and eating reasonably well.

Stupid hormone treatments.

spoxie:

katerdosse we both need this!

This is going on my list of “incredibly relevant t-shirts.”
I need it.

spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life. spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

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youshallnotpassthistest:

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edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.
While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.
Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.
It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.
So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes.  My brother needs a hormone treatment.  He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment.  He has tests that show that he needs this treatment.  But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment.  How is that right?  The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor.  Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life.

spoxie:

spytap:

jaybushman:

erinred:

havocados:

youshallnotpassthistest:

defienceneverfear:

edwardspoonhands:

keab42:

cold-neverbotheredmeanyway:

ohitsjustkim:

stammsternenstaub:

kirkwa:

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 crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

This is why I would never live in America…..someone is getting seriously rich off this shit..Thank fuck for the NHS!

What the fuck, America? Damn, guys, your government is evil, seriously

can we all just leave

Reblog simply because I cannot not reblog.

'Murica!

It’s estimated that 60% of bankruptcies are due to medical bills - of which 78% had medical insurance.

While Obamacare’s limits on out of pocket expenses, lifetime costs, and retroactive recession (truly evil shit there) will help, the reality is that with some illnesses the only prevention against bankruptcy is to already be a multi-millionaire. Outside of that, there is nothing you can do, and no prevention that can curb that inevitability.

Let me repeat that in another way: In 2014 America, you can be genetically predisposed to bankruptcy.

It’s time the United States starts acting like the first-world country we claim to be and moves to a single-payer, universal health care system. We already spend more money on health care per capita than any other country in the world, and what do we get out of it? Mediocre results.

So what’s the argument against spending less money to get better health care? I’ve yet to hear a logical one. Let’s solve this problem - it’s not as if we don’t have plenty of examples to pick and choose from.

Yes yes yes yes. My brother needs a hormone treatment. He has a doctor who has prescribed the treatment. He has tests that show that he needs this treatment. But they’re waiting for THE INSURANCE COMPANY to decide if he gets the treatment. How is that right? The corporation gets to decide if my brother gets the treatment he needs, not his doctor. Meanwhile, he waits and suffers.

True Life: I’m predisposed to bankrupt everyone in my life.

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BREAKING: DISNEYLAND NO LONGER HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

I could watch this all day.

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