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Friday, 21 November 2008

I think the Ori have slipped one of their Priors undercover as a Democrat in the Oklahoma government...

 

Here's what she's up to...

But to be fair, that is probably a really bad picture, and she has now claimed that she was just woolgathering when she made the comments. And there's no evidence I can find of her preaching Origin...

[Update:  She says it was a joke.]

(Hat Tip: Erudite Redneck)

Friday, 21 November 2008 16:45:23 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [9] |  |  |  | #
Friday, 21 November 2008 17:52:08 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Those incentives would include rewarding those who obtain insurance and punishing those who don’t, said Steele, R-Shawnee.

AN excellent Idea...lets seee....lets let the people WITH insurance get easy access to medical care and give those WITHOUT poor access to medical care!!! hey, about years of arguing with the hospital about payment plans!! How about dying from treatable conditions?? Would that give people the incentive to purchase meaningless coverage for 200.00 a month with a thousand dollar deductible so they still can't afford medical care??? Why not! maybe it will give them the incentive to purchase real coverage for 500 to a thousand dollars a month, more than their mortagage or rent! without coverage for pre existing conditions, of course : ) And for all this money what do we get?? Cancer screening!! lots and lots of cancer screening! So you find out all the conditions not covered! HAS IT EVER OCCURRED TO THESE FREE MARKET IDIOTS THAT PEOPLE DON"T BUY HEALTH INSURANCE BECAUSE THE PRODUCT SUCKS?????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Forcing people to pay a small % in taxes for a government system is wrong, but forcing them to buy into an ineficient for-profit system for 1/2 their income is making them responsible. FREEDOM MY ASS!!!!! WTF. How high can a hot penguin jump?
A small penguin
Saturday, 22 November 2008 05:58:57 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Whoa. The Anti-AGW crowd was right! It isn't CO2 melting the ice caps, it's angry penguins!!

Who knew?

I was just talking to a lady at the gym whose daughter had been in a carr accident. The woman needed neck sergury to correct some nerve compression that was causing muscular atrophy in her arm, as well as pain. She could only go to an in-network surgeon, and the next surgery was something like seven months out. Fortunatly for her, there was a candellation,a nd her case is considederedt o be an emergency, so she got in due to the cancellation...

....now...

....correct me if I am wrong, but isn't it that case that the big objection to having a national health care system going to be that people cannot choose their doctors, and will have to wait months and months for emergency surgery?

Seems like the REAL objection is that the biggest and most lucrative con to ever walk the face of the earth since organized religion would be ended.
Teresa
Saturday, 22 November 2008 05:59:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
geeeze....even for me, that's a lot of typos...
Teresa
Saturday, 22 November 2008 23:46:17 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Writing about the American healthcare system does that to a person, penguid or otherwise!
A small penguin
Saturday, 22 November 2008 23:48:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
i do hope that picture has made her reconsider her look......it is scary.......I'm sure she's a perfectly nice lady.....but stilll......booo.
A small penguin
Sunday, 23 November 2008 07:39:43 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Anyone can take a bad candid photo here or there....in fact, most candid photos of me are horrible...but when you've obviously gone to a lot of trouble for a professional sitting, i think thats a little more fair game.

I don't know a lot about make-up or hair or anything, but I think she should lighten her hair, back off on the powder (makes fine lines look like the grand canyon...find a good moisturizer with a little Retinol in it, and maybe go with a touch of bronzer. Also, her foundation is several shades lighter than her natural skin color. You can see her real skin color at the hairline, the back of her neck and down near the cleavage. It's a lovely skin color. It looks like the skin has blood and the cells are metabolizing and everything.

She has very nice bone structure, and her eye color could be striking if her skin color was a little more organic. The hair style should be nice, but black makes it look scary if it was lighter and had some highlights it would be supre-cute.

Oh! and I think she should fire the lighting guy. it looks to me like he just put a big old spot light shining right onto her face. Something softer would work better.

Oh yeah, and she should also be more careful about making casual comments about hair-brained schemes in public.
Teresa
Sunday, 23 November 2008 10:18:43 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
The woman does look absolutely frightening!

Penguin, you're so right about insurance products sucking! I have fairly good insurance through the state, but my chiropractic care is only for emergencies. I'm constantly afraid that my recent frequent rib-popping-out-of-place issues are going to be categorized as chronic and not subject to coverage!

Personally, I'm all for a socialized health care program. Everyone is equally likely to end up in a car accident that wasn't their fault, so everyone is likely to need treatment, even if they are otherwise healthy. I'm not opposed to everyone paying in. I think that the benefits of a healthy society would far outweigh the financial costs of getting it started!

Also, if everyone is covered, maybe the government could do something about the skyrocketing cost of health care! Back in 2004, I was without insurance and my birth control (Depo-Provera) cost $90 here in America - if I recall correctly, in 2000, it only cost about $60. In Germany, the same dose cost $32 in 2004. In 2005, I was in Bolivia, where I got the same medicine for $1.50. Now, Bolivia is probably a special case, where they are selling it at a loss out of sheer humanitarianism, since no one could afford what we pay here in America or even what they pay in Europe, but I suspect that the American price really could be closer to the German price. I'm all for funding R & D, but it's really getting out of hand on the consumer end of things! At the moment, I have insurance, so I'm not paying out of pocket for my injections. Apparently, the same drug is priced at $30/dose + $10 for administration by "American Family Physician" (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3225/is_n4_v49/ai_15166723). It would be interesting to find out what people without insurance are actually paying for it!
Sunday, 23 November 2008 21:58:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Karen, I'm with you on the limits of care. What I most need are regular massages. not covered. I tried to get my dr interested in my foot pain and all I get is cancer worries. If I tell him I don't care he'll probably have me put on a psyche ward because EVERYONE is supposed to want to be a part of the cancer industry. Oh and live to be 100. with your foot pain. Unless your broke.

People without health insurance often don't pay for birth control. The pay for abortions.
What's funny is the peole who argue we would get rationed care under a govt system are saying those who can afford insurance premiums should be able to get any silly medical intervention they or their doctors want, which drives up the cost of health care. Then turn around and blame the uninsured thepoor and illegal immigrants. These people are not the ones that use the system the most, thus how can they be driving up the cost? WHile it's true then up with costlier treatments for ailments due to lack of preventative care, but they die much sooner!

Moreover, there is something pretty strange going on withte hpricing of U.S. medical care. I had a broken cost 2000.00 to have it set, splinted and be told to bend it in two weeks 9That is with discounts for paying cash). It must have cost 20.00 dollars a syllable for those dr's. But it's my fault I didn't shop around for a cheaper Dr. ??

The facts are that there are many strange reasons for the cost of healthcare, from old people and insured people over using teh system, from crazy street people in emergency rooms (they are very expensive. It actually saves money to rent them places to stay) to financial losses by the investments the companies make, to more closed head injuries from high speed accidents to the cost of education. What is really not working is the free market. People are allowed to buy cars that go too fast and get into severe accidents: costs go up. people competet for elite schools resulting in huge debts for young Dr.s so their fees go up. we use malpractice suits to settle problems and police the industry, so malpractice insurance goes up and thus costs go up. We let pop and unhealthy foods into our schools because we don't wnat to fund them. Disease and thus costs go up. The sad thing is so many people are being careful and trying to care of themselves but the system is set against that. It's not about personal responsibility, it's about money and personal worth. You can't give people equal access to medical care without also granting reasonably equal access to decent housing, education, clean environment, good food, the legal system and other social resources. people don't mind rationing resources, they just want to be sure they are the people getting rationed the most.
A small penguin
Sunday, 23 November 2008 22:10:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
but seriously. Rational people have got to fight this fascist idea that the government can force people to buy private health insurance that won't deliver the care people need. It's one thing to pay taxes to a civil enterprise but no one should be forced to waste their money on a bad for profit industry. I went uninsured for over a decade because the plans were so horrible. I'm already pretty upset that i have paid over 45,000 in car insurance in the last 20 years. That's just to drive. Thus I am a very carful driver because i have to pay for any damage other irresponsible people do to my vehicle.
Burns my britches.
A small penguin
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