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kitty

Uppity ass cat-changing name from kitty to Karen
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Jul 23, 2004
103,628
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Should reword that to Slaves instead of "Prison labor"
I got into a fight with an OTer about American prison labor being like slave labor/Chinese labor camps. Can't remember who it was but they had, "I know more than vibe" while generally being wrong. I still think about that.


Has the chick fil a offering a volunteer opportunity for people that want to stand outside in the heat and take orders been posted??

 
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Janson

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Mar 13, 2003
158,174
Davidson, NC
I got into a fight with an OTer about American prison labor being like slave labor/Chinese labor camps. Can't remember who it was but they had, "I know more than vibe" while generally being wrong. I still think about that.


Has the chick fil a offering a volunteer opportunity for people that want to stand outside in the heat and take orders been posted??
its easier to pretend America isn't a shithole than to just face reality.
 

couchlock

digital nomad
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Apr 8, 2002
76,162
The Highway
by law, no health insurance on marketplace can have an out-of-pocket maximum more than a $8,700 for an individual and $17,400 for a family.

and those are on literally the worst plans legally allowed under law. so once you pay the 17,400th dollar, everything else (not including premiums) costs you absolutely nothing.

and health insurances can't refuse to cover you so you just sign up, pay your premiums, hit your out of pocket max and let them foot the bill.
*laughs in “out of network” services*
 
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couchlock

digital nomad
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Apr 8, 2002
76,162
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This. There's no out of pocket max ceiling for 'out of network.' It's pretty bad.
And on a bootleg bottom tier plan you can bet your ass that majority of what you need is out of network

Source: my dads huge pile of medical bills from having a stroke a few years ago on entry level plan
 
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CitznFish

Don't live life by a single sentence
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Jun 12, 2002
147,822
SoCal
I'll have to try to find it again, but there's a world bank chart out there that shows health spending per capita vs life expectancy and while the US is the largest spender BY FAR, we are like 5 years expectancy behind the next priciest places (Norway, etc).
Honestly, I think this has more to do with diet.


 

Ron

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Sep 21, 2003
156,930
by law, no health insurance on marketplace can have an out-of-pocket maximum more than a $8,700 for an individual and $17,400 for a family.

and those are on literally the worst plans legally allowed under law. so once you pay the 17,400th dollar, everything else (not including premiums) costs you absolutely nothing.

and health insurances can't refuse to cover you so you just sign up, pay your premiums, hit your out of pocket max and let them foot the bill.
Until the next year when your deductible gets reset
 
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Devastator

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Jul 11, 2009
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NYC
its easier to pretend America isn't a shithole than to just face reality.
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TheProwler

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Aug 18, 2002
103,346
We would move up that chart even with our shitty diet if people could willingly go to the doctor because it didn't cost a goddamn much
for most people, going to the doctor does not extend your life expectancy much. and I say that as a doctor. The most meaningful things are clean air, water and food, vaccines, seat belts, education, social support for children/families, low crime, etc. Other than vaccines on that list, medical interventions don't make much of a dent.
 

TheEvil1

Hell is other people
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Jul 4, 2003
15,689
WNY
for most people, going to the doctor does not extend your life expectancy much. and I say that as a doctor. The most meaningful things are clean air, water and food, vaccines, seat belts, education, social support for children/families, low crime, etc. Other than vaccines on that list, medical interventions don't make much of a dent.

fair enough, but routine screenings and fam history of things would help the preventative side via earlier detection and whatnot
 

Actvs Dei

IG gunslingersaloon
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Apr 6, 2002
15,130
Austin
for most people, going to the doctor does not extend your life expectancy much. and I say that as a doctor. The most meaningful things are clean air, water and food, vaccines, seat belts, education, social support for children/families, low crime, etc. Other than vaccines on that list, medical interventions don't make much of a dent.

I don't go to the doctor much but I go to dentist religiously twice a year.
 

TheProwler

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Aug 18, 2002
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fair enough, but routine screenings and fam history of things would help the preventative side via earlier detection and whatnot
Screening is worth it, and I'll absolutely do it. But it would be a lot less necessary if people had completely healthy lifestyles in the first place. Colon/breast/uterine cancer are all on the rise because of obesity.

I don't go to the doctor much but I go to dentist religiously twice a year.
Same :rofl: I don't go to a doctor regularly either. The dentist would be much less necessary if we ate a diet like they did 1000+ years ago though. Processed sugars are the downfall of our teeth.
 
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Actvs Dei

IG gunslingersaloon
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Apr 6, 2002
15,130
Austin
Screening is worth it, and I'll absolutely do it. But it would be a lot less necessary if people had completely healthy lifestyles in the first place. Colon/breast/uterine cancer are all on the rise because of obesity.


Same :rofl: I don't go to a doctor regularly either. The dentist would be much less necessary if we ate a diet like they did 1000+ years ago though. Processed sugars are the downfall of our teeth.

Werd.
 

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