reply to post by mistersmith
well, you know... I thought after hearing the news...better check on some rates to avoid being fined even though I have not seen a doctor since 08 and
they really didn't do much...certainly not 2 grand worth. I walked out with a prescription for about ten tramadol which is a pretty tame synthetic
pain killer for a sore neck.
Ridiculous. And at the same time the FDA takes away things we can use as natural medicine and they have done this systematically. We are NOT
encouraged to grow healthy foods because the government seems to want control of agriculture and they would rather us rely on the monopoly money wheel
of waste and inefficiency.
Now, granted... at first I thought maybe it wasn't such a bad thing you know... been meaning to look into healthcare anyway (but never having health
care outside of work supplemented healthcare, I had no idea what these rates could look like) I fully admit that if some tragedy befalls a person that
is in no other way covered by any other type of insurance... hell yes, you'd want healthcare.... but what I'm looking at here is a few thousand
dollars per year. A few tens of thousand dollars in ten years. Well over ten thousand damn dollars in the amount of time from the last time I have
seen a doctor. Looking at it that way, I could have paid several of those insane doctors bills.... so is it any wonder I don't have health insurance?
Sure, I'd love to have health insurance... paid at a reasonable rate but the majority of stories I hear about doctors and health care... there is
something bad there. there is something inept. Many doctors just walk around like they know more than every body else and owe them an arm and a leg
just to look at you for five minutes. So out of all these insane doctor bills, where is the money going...why it's going to be wasted on trips to the
doctor where he barely even does anything or his malpractice insurance. I mean it's pretty obvious when they charge you as much as they do for one
stupid Tylenol. Sure, I've skipped out on some hospital bills... but I have never been seriously injured or hurt and the most I got out of those
doctors bills was a few x-rays and an IV once, a pill to calm me down here and there while having chest pains and prescriptions I had to pay for.
they've never really DONE anything. You know...and some of those bills, thousands of dollars.. I HAVE paid. A lot of damn money to lay there and
So how does anyone expect the average american to not bail on some of their doctor bills?
The only justifiable reason to keep it up all nice and tidy no matter what stupid thing they charge you with, is so that hospitals don't sue you and
garnish your wages. We all know these bills are insane and that is where the problem needs to be addressed FIRST before we just dump more money into
he problem because it's not going to work. the whole endeavor is just going to create more debt. what we need is smaller, more effective healthcare
but a lot of practitioners just want to keep cycling you into more unnecessary visits and medication that could be avoided by some change of
lifestyle. they seriously just want to shove pills down our throats.
We need to save our healthcare system for when it is REALLY needed. We need to give the BEST doctors the chance to have jobs, not just cover the butts
of crappy doctors and fund hospital politics. I hate to say this but instead of telling everyone DON'T SELF MEDICATE so much YOU NEED TO STOP ASKING
FOR HEALTH ADVICE AND GO SEE A DOCTOR- for any little damn thing, they need to be encouraging people to take the natural approach and encourage them
to take care of some of these problems by prevention. Not too long ago, my grandmother had been waiting for her doctor for an hour and when I got
there, she had to wait even longer. The doctor came in and asked her if her medicine was helping her and she said yes and he asked her if they made
her feel funny or dizzy and she said no and then he gave her a prescription and we finally got to leave.
She's 83... she has a bad back and it's not going to go away and it's pretty stupid to waste that much time when that could have been done over the
phone. Surgery can't help her and would be too hard on her. Hell, maybe she could go to a masseuse or something as well, but that would probably take
less time than the stupid doctors visit just to ask her two questions.
but no... they gotta shuffle all this paperwork around and have a dozen people in one office walking people back and forth and clicking stuff on their
computer to keep everything nice and tidy in the filing system that we hardly ever even get to see about our own damn records unless we pester them
about it. that's why soon... I'm really afraid they are going to push this RFID crap.... but it will just be an excuse. All this red tape is just an
excuse. people feel so self righteous having some job in which they really do nothing but shuffle the crap around... and that is what we are supposed
to be trying to stop... but instead, we feed it... we feed the consuming beast with more waste.
just the fact they have been able to sell us these ideas on this scale is proof that it is pretty far gone. there's no looking back now. There's no
catching the fall. These people in government with jobs cannot fathom in their little worlds how it could be possible that everyone cannot have a job.
The answer? CREATE THEM, they say. All they do is create more waste and more loopholes and more problems.... but they don't get it because they have
jobs and cannot seem to get it through in their heads that it is IMPOSSIBLE for everyone to be employed when the work week is typically 40 hours and
some people are OVERWORKED but have been lead to believe that is the only way to survive... and many of those unemployed people have NOTHING... NO ONE
to lean on.
Do I TRUST this government to consider their situation knowing not paying taxes can get you locked up?
Can I TRUST this government to give reasonable exemption when they think the way to solve problems is print monopoly money and refuse to address the
No...because that would make me some kind of fool.
I know damn good and well that when you call a sovereign government entity to take care of some kind of crap like this, you'll wait on the phone an
hour only to be cut off by a bad connection. Ive got a call log from just days ago to prove it and that is one of MANY such calls.
It's just more hoops. It's just more impossibilities.