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acquaintedwithrask:

naamahdarling:

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

Ought to be criminal.

Our healthcare makes me sicker than anything else.

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darkhopesandbrightnightmares:

asyourshadowfalls:

thecrazyfilipino:

just saying

wait…they’re not free?

Not in America

darkhopesandbrightnightmares:

asyourshadowfalls:

thecrazyfilipino:

just saying

wait…they’re not free?

Not in America

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beckens:

queefilicious:

I’ve never laughed so much in my life

I’m American and I approve of this.

beckens:

queefilicious:

I’ve never laughed so much in my life

I’m American and I approve of this.

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shortformblog:

digg:

Ugh indeed.

One word has never said so much.

shortformblog:

digg:

Ugh indeed.

One word has never said so much.

(via faithsonlyhope)

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casthedumbass:

kateoplis:

Great job, ‘Merica. (Thanks Ned)

Read the captions if you suck at geography.

There were like legitimate studies on the drunkenness of states, and New Hampshire and South Dakota are the worst. 

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angelwithwormstache:

portablemiah:

benskid:

portablemiah:

illegal immigrants? you mean white people

except that white people didn’t immigrate into the united states… they funded the united states. you can’t illegally immigrate into a society you created. 

did you actually just say white people created society in america

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stfuconservatives:

McDonald’s partnered with Visa in a laughable attempt to tell minimum-wage workers how to make a budget. Here’s what they suggested. You are reading this correctly: They’re telling their workers they essentially HAVE to take on a second job to live, they think minimum-wage part-time employees can get health insurance for $20 a month, and they don’t think anyone needs to keep the heat on.
Hmm. There’s a McDonald’s near my house. Ostensibly the workers live nearby. So let’s use my budget and see how they stack up.
Savings… I’ll be game and pretend that a minimum-wage worker can save $100 a month, sure.
Monthly Rent… $800 for my half
Car Payment… $250/month. But I bought that (used!) car after I started at a job that paid well above minimum wage (one of those mysterious “careers” us millenials keep hearing about). I know a friend who bought a shitty Toyota and paid $110/month for his car payment, so that’s the number I’ll use for this example.
Car/Home Insurance… $140/month for car, $25/month for renter’s insurance
Health Insurance… about $50/month (my health insurance is heavily subsidized through my employer, obviously, and I’m a full-time salaried employee. And it’s still not $20!!!)
Heating… $4-15, depending on the season. I live in Southern California, so the heat only needs to be a few weeks out of the year, but we still pay a gas bill every month from using the stove and oven.
Cable, internet, phone… $240/month
Electric… $50/month (More when it’s hot out and I have to turn to A/C on)
Here are some items that are NOT mentioned in the budget (I guess they’re all “other”?), but come up pretty regularly for most of us humans:
Groceries… $300/month
Health expenses other than insurance (co-pays, prescriptions, OTC drugs)… $70/month
Gasoline… $80/month (lots of minimum-wage workers use public transit, but if this budget is making me account for car payments and insurance I’m not taking the fucking bus)
The ThinkProgress article points out that they don’t budget for clothing. When you’re poor, you don’t really buy clothing on a monthly basis. I’ll put $25 in the budget for “wardrobe maintenance” - buying a new shirt for work, replacing worn-out sneakers, etc.
So let’s see.
Aaaand we come to… $1,920. If I’m making $2,060 at my two part-time jobs that are magically lenient enough to make my schedule and hours consistent and never overlap with one another, I have $140 left per month for “spending money,” not $800. So, $35 a week. That gives me a daily spending allowance of $4.60. A single illness or car repair would take down my entire budget.
This has been a long exercise in saying: Fuck you, McDonald’s.

stfuconservatives:

McDonald’s partnered with Visa in a laughable attempt to tell minimum-wage workers how to make a budget. Here’s what they suggested. You are reading this correctly: They’re telling their workers they essentially HAVE to take on a second job to live, they think minimum-wage part-time employees can get health insurance for $20 a month, and they don’t think anyone needs to keep the heat on.

Hmm. There’s a McDonald’s near my house. Ostensibly the workers live nearby. So let’s use my budget and see how they stack up.

Savings… I’ll be game and pretend that a minimum-wage worker can save $100 a month, sure.

Monthly Rent… $800 for my half

Car Payment… $250/month. But I bought that (used!) car after I started at a job that paid well above minimum wage (one of those mysterious “careers” us millenials keep hearing about). I know a friend who bought a shitty Toyota and paid $110/month for his car payment, so that’s the number I’ll use for this example.

Car/Home Insurance… $140/month for car, $25/month for renter’s insurance

Health Insurance… about $50/month (my health insurance is heavily subsidized through my employer, obviously, and I’m a full-time salaried employee. And it’s still not $20!!!)

Heating… $4-15, depending on the season. I live in Southern California, so the heat only needs to be a few weeks out of the year, but we still pay a gas bill every month from using the stove and oven.

Cable, internet, phone… $240/month

Electric… $50/month (More when it’s hot out and I have to turn to A/C on)

Here are some items that are NOT mentioned in the budget (I guess they’re all “other”?), but come up pretty regularly for most of us humans:

Groceries… $300/month

Health expenses other than insurance (co-pays, prescriptions, OTC drugs)… $70/month

Gasoline… $80/month (lots of minimum-wage workers use public transit, but if this budget is making me account for car payments and insurance I’m not taking the fucking bus)

The ThinkProgress article points out that they don’t budget for clothing. When you’re poor, you don’t really buy clothing on a monthly basis. I’ll put $25 in the budget for “wardrobe maintenance” - buying a new shirt for work, replacing worn-out sneakers, etc.

So let’s see.

Aaaand we come to… $1,920. If I’m making $2,060 at my two part-time jobs that are magically lenient enough to make my schedule and hours consistent and never overlap with one another, I have $140 left per month for “spending money,” not $800. So, $35 a week. That gives me a daily spending allowance of $4.60. A single illness or car repair would take down my entire budget.

This has been a long exercise in saying: Fuck you, McDonald’s.

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thenimbus:

ladybug:

itstimetosmilee:

thank you.

This.

Please keep your minds in the right place, America.

thenimbus:

ladybug:

itstimetosmilee:

thank you.

This.

Please keep your minds in the right place, America.

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mitunas-choice-rump:

FUCK JUST
HOW CAN AMERICA EVEN CLAIM TO BE FREE?
THEY DON’T ALLOW PEOPLE TO MARRY SOME ONE THEY LOVE
THEY MAKE PEOPLE LESS OF A PERSON DUE TO THEIR SEX
THEY LITERALLY SAY THAT SOMETHING YOU ARE MAKES YOU NOT WORTH THE SAME RIGHTS.

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pepperonys:

i thought it was “we the people” not “we the old white men”

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animeboobies:

bildungsburgertum:

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this pisses me off. why would you want a “25x bigger” cupcake? just buy a fuckin cake.

animeboobies:

bildungsburgertum:

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this pisses me off. why would you want a “25x bigger” cupcake? just buy a fuckin cake.

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shinderera:

bluandorange:

froontherun:

poupon:

ongaku88:

virusq:

queensimia:

thesmithian:


…the president’s second term may provide another chance for him to push his vision for high-speed passenger rail, which was stalled by Congress’ refusal to keep paying for it.

more.

Do you even know how much I would love for this to be implemented…
Not having to pony up hundreds of dollars to visit people on the other side of the continent, endure hours-long claustrophobic car rides, AND enjoy all the benefits of a train ride? SIGN ME UP YO

:|
This goes completely around me.  Like.  No Vegas?  No Phoenix?  No Tucson?  I get the fact that Seattle, San Fran and San Diego are cooler tourist attractions, but … Eugene?
:|

I really, really wish we would get high speed rail. 

It goes through Iowa! Think of all the corns passengers would get to see!

Oh my god. Living in New England would officially become ten millions times more awesome than it already is D:!

HOLY SHIT I COULD TAKE A TRAIN TO FUCKING DETROIT!!!!!!!
>8| THIS SHIT IS COMING TOO DAMN LATE HHHH

omg poor midwest lookit them

shinderera:

bluandorange:

froontherun:

poupon:

ongaku88:

virusq:

queensimia:

thesmithian:

…the president’s second term may provide another chance for him to push his vision for high-speed passenger rail, which was stalled by Congress’ refusal to keep paying for it.

more.

Do you even know how much I would love for this to be implemented…

Not having to pony up hundreds of dollars to visit people on the other side of the continent, endure hours-long claustrophobic car rides, AND enjoy all the benefits of a train ride? SIGN ME UP YO

:|

This goes completely around me.  Like.  No Vegas?  No Phoenix?  No Tucson?  I get the fact that Seattle, San Fran and San Diego are cooler tourist attractions, but … Eugene?

:|

I really, really wish we would get high speed rail. 

It goes through Iowa! Think of all the corns passengers would get to see!

Oh my god. Living in New England would officially become ten millions times more awesome than it already is D:!

HOLY SHIT I COULD TAKE A TRAIN TO FUCKING DETROIT!!!!!!!

>8| THIS SHIT IS COMING TOO DAMN LATE HHHH

omg poor midwest lookit them

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asherlockian:

rc-hawkeye:

yngangryndfoul:

clothedloser:

knife-calledlust:

the three MOST honest minutes in television history. EVER. 

wow.. is this real?

i fucking love fuckin aaron sorkin man

Also sums up how I feel about Britian, just with different statistics.

We’ve both declined, and neither of us is willing to admit it.

I like this

I’m not American, but this is brilliant.

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