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fleisch mclaws's article
May 25, 2014 at 1:08
May 25, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Cost effective in EU = rationing (i.e., withholding) care, and often not providing necessary evaluation, diagnostic tests, procedures, and treatment, in a timely manner. My french brother in law's father had onset of paralysis and was scheduled for brain imaging - 6 months later! He was found to have a tumor which killed him much earlier than if he had been seen in the U.S. We would have had him tested and in the hospital in a day for surgery and chemotherapy. Your government pays your doctors dog shit. Your own people do not want to do one of the hardest jobs in the world for dog shit so you have a doctor shortage. You have to recruit from other countries where they are ecstatic to come with their 10 children and extended family and partake in your socialism. They are not trained in your country and do not communicate in your language well. It probably does not help matters given that Europeans are so racist. And finally, you have little to no choice in the matter because your government knows what is best for you, right?
fleisch mclaws's article
May 25, 2014 at 0:47
May 25, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
You were saying 1 percentage point difference? Wrong! Federal income tax in the U.S. is 0 to 40%. In Australia it is 0 to 46.5% and you pay way more on sales tax in general. Great Britain is 0 to 45% and up to another 25.8% for national insurance! I am sure you are getting your moneys worth though. So it's actually all the EU drug companies greedily shaking down the American people? Well fuck you greedy EU drug companies! And you have it backwards mazze. Drugs are used in Europe years and even decades before being approved in the U.S. It may seem like U.S. strong arming because not only does your country owe the U.S. forever for the millions killed in the name of German superiority, but the U.S. conquered your country and still helped you to be where you are at today. That was the "win", right?
fleisch mclaws's article
May 25, 2014 at 0:01
May 25, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
That's because we use state of the art western technology, not your 1980s Soviet Union made, 0.1 Tesla magnet MRI, powered with a hand crank.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:54
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Where does your government get the money to pay your medical bills? The magic Norwegian money tree? Moron.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:42
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Now multiply this scenarios millions of times over and then tell me how the cost of health care is all about the greedy doctors, hospitals, and drug companies. What about all of you motherfucking, ignorant, fat, selfish, risk taking, smoking, drug taking, alcohol consuming, drunk driving, unsafe sex practicing, ass holes? What about your responsibility in all of this you selfish parasites of humanity? You believe you are entitled. You want your stuff and you want it now and for free. Go to Europe and you will get your health care for “free”. But you won’t get it now asshole. You won’t get it tomorrow or the next day. And when you don’t get your stuff, what are you going to do? You will not get the head CT you need that would be done in the U.S. immediately, when you wipe out on your bike in Canada or Europe, and your subdural hematoma will expand in your head while you wait, and it will crush your puny American brain (this happened to Liam Neeson’s wife Natasha Richardson while skiing in Canada). And then what? Are you going to sue? Oh no - you are not in the U.S. any more jackass. You are fucked now and will run back to suck at your American mommies teat.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:37
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Several years go by and he has gained another 100 lbs. He has a myocardial infarction and his life is once again saved by the greedy American doctors. However, the greedy cardiothoracic surgeon tells him he has 90% blockage of several coronary arteries and he needs a coronary artery bypass graft procedure to survive. During the surgery he has a stroke and it is discovered that he has severe carotid artery stenosis. The greedy vascular surgeon tells him that there is a high risk for recurrent stroke unless he has a carotid endarterectomy or carotid stent placement. He has stent placement and survives but has neurologic impairments requiring permanent placement in a nursing care home. He lives for another 10 years and is able to spend quality time with his family and friends, thanks to the greedy American nurses, physicians, therapists, drug companies, local hospital, medical equipment providers, medical equipment developers, etc., and thanks to the millions and millions of American tax dollars.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:36
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
After his knee replacement he decides he will try to get more exercise so he takes up mountain biking even though he claims he is unable to work “in any capacity”. He crashes on his bike and suffers a concussion and some minor injuries. He undergoes a greed driven routine trauma evaluation (including a head CT) in the ER which is negative. However because of his poor health he develops sepsis with cardiopulmonary collapse. The greedy doctors and hospital staff save and maintain his life in the ICU for 2 months. He makes it out of the ICU and the greedy physical therapists begin rehabilitation therapies. He is unable to take care of himself at home when it comes time to be discharged so he is transferred to a greedy skilled nursing and rehab facility. He is debilitated not from the injuries from his biking accident but because he has so many chronic illnesses. He requires a motorized scooter to get around which is provided by the greedy medical equipment company.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:35
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
All of the individuals who worked and toiled to develop these drugs do not care about that though, only their paycheck and profits. There have been millions of dollars spent to research and develop treatments for his sleep apnea. There have been millions spent to research and develop equipment, techniques, and methods for surgeries that Fred will need to survive his developing coronary artery disease, degenerative joint and spine disease, and renal failure. The U.S. taxpayer pays for all of Fred’s medications, doctor’s visits, procedures, and surgeries. Medicare only pays a portion of what is actually billed (Medicaid pays a fraction which leads to loss of ability to even pay for overhead), which is what we should all do the next time we buy a mountain bike. Fred refuses to use his CPAP prescribed to treat his sleep apnea. It is uncomfortable. His diabetes is poorly controlled as he does not follow his prescribed diabetic diet and is not always compliant with taking his medication. He complains that there are too many pills to swallow. His hypertension and high cholesterol have also been poorly controlled because of his diet, untreated sleep apnea, and lack of exercise. He reports that exercise and physical therapy just makes his pain worse. He is on several opiates for pain control and has been hospitalized several times for overdose. Because of his obesity he has developed severe osteoarthritis of his knee joints and had to have a total knee replacement.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:34
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
Let me give you a whiff of reality about “health care” in the U.S. Fred is a 48 year old male with a history of obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obstructive sleep apnea, high cholesterol, and chronic back pain. He has not taken care of himself. All of his chronic medical issues have essentially occurred from lifestyle choices. He is on disability and receives medicare (taxpayer funded) medical coverage. He claims that he is unable to perform any job in any capacity. His greedy American doctor has had the nerve to repeatedly counsel and educate him regarding weight loss, diet, exercise, and other preventive measures. The greedy pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of dollars in research and development to create medications that will treat all of Fred’s chronic diseases. Without them he would die a slow and painful death.
fleisch mclaws's article
May 24, 2014 at 23:32
May 24, 2014
Risk vs. Reward - Are You Covered?
These issues are way too complicated with way too many variables for you, “Me Thinger”, “timrippeth”, et al. (especially all you brainwashed foreigners dependent on your government to take care of you), to understand. Yet you spout your opinions like you are an expert on these subjects. In reality it is clear that you just do not know what the fuck you are talking about.
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