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Man, 87, Searches for Job to Pay for Wife's Medical Bills: 'He's a Very Good Man', She Sayss

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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 03:27 PM
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and I worked in the biz...it sure didn't cost the hospital or surgical center $350.00 for that blade or scalpel...chances are is was a disposable item and cost them less than $100.00....probably less than $50.00 as they buy in bulk....(I worked in ophthalmology......and you would be SHOCKED at the mark up...I sure was...especially at the mark up in glasses...I found THAT out in the early 80's when I started in the business....before I moved into medical ophthalmology and surgery. I am so glad I am retired now. a reply to: angeldoll




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Hospitals in the US are private institutions though have major connections to governments

Of course, there is the Veterans administration that is the government.

That’s a subject that needs more study and attention, thanks for the idea



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Gofundme should handle this.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: RickyD

you pay tax all your working life here in new zealand a portion of that tax is put aside for your retirement also any medical concerns if america took say a billion of def-enc budget it would go a long way to help older people just saying



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

Thanks Obama, for your insanely priced socialist "insurance"

First insurance of its kind who penalizes folks that don't voluntarily opt-in. Further, during Obama's reign of terror, failing to pay the absurd "fee" for non-compliance would actually result in extreme violence by the state. Pretty ridiculous over not choosing to pay for insurance, isn't it?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:46 PM
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I find so many things abhorrent about this. The elderly couples' situation is a rough one.. but I think using this as a platform for political grandstanding to be utterly repulsive, and indicative of the problems with the modern left.

Instead of using time, effort, and brainpower to seek solutions.. this situation is used as a hammer to attempt to beat the "enemies" over the head.

And therein lies a major, major problem. All is given to tear down the "enemy" and none into actual, adult problem solving in even a single situation (the elderly couple), much less a general one (the state of US healthcare).

I'm all for universal healthcare, but as an ideal to work towards there needs to be actionable, effective paths to walk. This is *exactly* where I started to split from the mainstream left years ago, and its only gotten worse since then.

I am not foolish enough to simply support anything and everything that claims a similar ideal. The process, mechanics, and strategies involved are just as important as the ideal itself. So many seem to have completely lost sight of that... It has become habit to support literally everything that claims some vague, ideal end goal regardless of how harmful, ineffective, and crippling (or even irrelevant!) the actual plan might be.

THAT is what creates the friction, not some nonsense about "everyone who doesn't agree with me politically is anti-human."

By Any Means Necessary should not be a thing when it comes to massive, systemic changes in pursuit of an ideal. Much less demonizing those who disagree, or using unfortunate, difficult circumstances as some sort of platform for perceived moral righteousness. Especially since not a sh!+ is given when it comes to actually helping a couple like this. They are just monetized for political currency by the very same folks who claim to want to help them.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Serdgiam

Very well said.




posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Willtell

Thanks Obama, for your insanely priced socialist "insurance"

First insurance of its kind who penalizes folks that don't voluntarily opt-in. Further, during Obama's reign of terror, failing to pay the absurd "fee" for non-compliance would actually result in extreme violence by the state. Pretty ridiculous over not choosing to pay for insurance, isn't it?


Poor Obama. When you look back, it is so obvious that he was all hat and no cattle.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

Fine... Look to Australia.
I believe our Health Care system is the best in the world.

If you want funding for something similar... How about you lose some of that $600B Defense budget??



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Who said anything about Trump..other than you?.
As far as I know, Trump has talked about universal health care as possibly the best option..albeit unworkable at the present time..due to the power of the health insurance racket.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: Fallingdown
If a 80-year-old plus man had to come out from retirement to work. The blame is on earlier economies. Where he didn’t earn enough of a nest egg to properly retire properly .

Why is everything laid at the feet of Trump ?


This is what democrats do. They blame republicans for not bankrupting the US Treasury in order to pay for free health care and cause future generations to still be paying for it.

This is what happens when liberals are brought up with no personal responsibility, nor any expectation to have it, just blame republicans for not giving it to them, and in the process destroy the economy even further.



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: CosmicAwakening
As far as I knew, the elderly got medicade/medicare for free if they had no money.


it more complicated than that,



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
When one goes on Medicare they have to get something called Medigap which fills in the gap mostly but you have to pay a premium a month.

Not even prescription drugs are free on Medicare

In America even Medicare is crappy


yes it is



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

Yup

They think with their heart and not with their brain. If they end up with a decade to implement those policies America will fall. And that would be fine with a liberal politicians. Because they will remain in power and that’s all they crave .

I wish there was a way to permanently mark all liberals. Because the moment the country falls they will deny being liberal’s.

When that happens I want to know who my enemies were .



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

Maybe sew a star on their sleeve, or tattoo a number on them



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 06:54 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: Willtell

Yesterday I was thinking about the reasons people don’t support things like universal healthcare and free college. And mostly why it’s the right wing who are against these kinds of things.

Then it hit me. The right wing is historically the party of war and war hawks and building a strong military. What would happen to enlistment in the military if everyone was offered free healthcare and college? Healthcare and money for college is why most people join the military today, so giving that to everyone would seriously hurt enlistment.

I’m not saying this is the main reason for their hatred of healthcare and free college, just that it’s an important piece of the puzzle that I haven’t seen talked about.




If you want those free things, join the military. See how that works?
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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Fallingdown

Maybe sew a star on their sleeve, or tattoo a number on them



Are you still mad because you didn’t read the first line of the OP ?



posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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a reply to: Fallingdown

I'll have to go back and look..some reason I should be mad?

Trump was not personally mentioned, but I get your point.
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Suggesting marking people you dont agree with..still pretty vile.
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posted on Oct, 3 2018 @ 07:27 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
When one goes on Medicare they have to get something called Medigap which fills in the gap mostly but you have to pay a premium a month.

Not even prescription drugs are free on Medicare

In America even Medicare is crappy


A decent medi-gap policy will run you about $350.00 a month. Most on fixed incomes cannot afford this add-on to their Medicare and go without and die in these circumstances.



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