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!
This is absolutely ridiculous.
I live in New Zealand. My mum had a heart attack when I was 13, she was in hospital for at least 3 months and our government pays for most of our bills so I think my parents only had to pay around about $500 - 1k. With the option to pay it over a period of time.
Like????? Does the America government even give the slightest fuck about the people that live in their country???? Honestly.
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I know I usually do giveaways when I reach a new milestone, and knowing me I’ll probably do one in a while anyway, but I thought I’d do something different and send out a sort of thank you to all the fantastic blogs I follow for being, well, fantastic.
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so in honour of 700 followers, i decided to do a follow forever (even though i don’t follow all that many blogs ;P)
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The Alnwick Poison Garden is pretty much what you’d think it is: a garden full of plants that can kill you (among many other things). Some of the plants are so dangerous that they have to be kept behind bars. [x]
This is cool and creepy at the same time
Caitlin Stasey being the hero we all deserve.
EARTHLYSPIRIT’S 2ND WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY!
To enter into this giveaway you must:
- Be following me (as this is a competition for my online friends - both old and new)
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The winning entry will be drawn on December 10th by using a random online generator, and the winner will be contacted through ask box. If I do not receive a message back within 3 days I will draw another winner.
Giveaway is available WORLDWIDE.
Included in this giveaway is:
- A 7 piece chakra stone set - BRILLIANT for meditation and chakra balancing.
- One bundle of white sage for energy and space cleansing.
- A handmade Dalmatian Jasper hemp necklace from my store PisceanVision.
- A packet of “Spiritual Guide” incense (20 sticks).
- A book named “Meditation” by Joy
- A Tibetan singing bowl.
- A mix of stones including a large raw rose quartz, a shiva lingam stone, a tumbled lapis lazuli stone and a red jasper stone.
Thank you for following me and interacting with me over the years, I’ve formed such strong friendships with a lot of you, and I know there is a lot more to come.
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Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) can still win the next election, scheduled for October 2015. Yes, opinion polls have turned against the CPC. It’s true many Canadians cannot abide Harper. And there is no great economic news in sight that can be used to whip up Conservative support among non-partisan voters.
Thanks to Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system, Stephen Harper can repeat his 2011 victory by garnering support from one voter in four. All he needs is for four voters out of 10 to stay home.
The 25/60 rule says when only 60 per cent of Canadian citizens go out to vote, 25 per cent of the voters can deliver a majority government. In 2011, the Conservatives received 39 per cent of the vote, and won 53 per cent of the seats, because only 61 per cent of Canadians made the effort to vote.
Political power to redefine the public interest and remake the country was handed to the CPC by 24 per cent of eligible Canadians voters.
Of course to be re-elected, Harper must hold on to this core support, the fabled Conservative “base.” Witness continued CPC emphasis on building pipelines, tax cuts, tough-on-crime measures, exalting the military, and portraying the leader as a tough guy.
In the last election there were far more absentee voters (39 per cent) than CPC supporters (24 per cent). The disengagement from the electoral process is the key to the success of the Conservatives in Canada and of right-wing politics elsewhere.
The Conservative strategy is to drive people away from politics and politicians. Attacking the character and suitability of rival leaders through constant television advertising, and contributing to “gotcha” journalism through a stream of commentary focusing on personal foibles helps create disgust with politics.
Canadian democratic icon Thérèse Casgrain led the Quebec fight to get women the vote. A national award for voluntary service was named after Casgrain, a fitting tribute, recognizing the importance of citizen action in securing democratic rights. The Casgrain award was abolished by the Mulroney Conservatives. After it was reinstated by the Chrétien Liberals, the Harper Conservatives disappeared Casgrain again, and re-branded the honour created in her name … the Prime Minister’s Awards.
It was as if the Harper government wanted Canadians to forget that the right to vote had been fought for, and used to promote human well-being.
In the magnificent drive for U.S. civil rights legislation, the late Martin Luther King said “our weapon is our vote.” A goal of the movement he led was to register black voters. Would-like-to-be-democrats living in a country without voting rights understand what King was aiming to achieve.
The extension of the electoral franchise has been an historic objective of the labour movement and the women’s movement for good reason. No meaningful social and economic legislation can be expected without pressure from large numbers of voters.
In the Ontario provincial election, the Liberals secured re-election because a further-to-the-right Conservative leader scared off voters, and because Ontario labour made a concerted effort to get union members to vote.
In British Columbia, the clearly right-of-centre Liberals won re-election despite a significant effort by the BC Federation of Labour to get the vote out for the NDP. Strong opposition to the B.C. Liberals emerged in an earlier campaign mounted to withdraw the GST. That opposition had dissipated by the time of the 2013 election. With a charismatic new leader and not enough electoral strength from the other right-wing party, the Conservatives, to divide the anti-NDP vote, the Liberals won.
As Nora Loreto reported from the Peoples’ Social Forum, building on the success of the Ontario labour effort to mobilize the vote, a union campaign to implement a strategic voting campaign is being talked about as the way to defeat the Harper Conservatives in 2015.
These campaigns have been tried in the past and have yielded contradictory results. For example, in 2011, strategic voting suggested that the Bloc was the best bet to keep Harper weak in Quebec, that is, until the Orange Wave happened, and 59 NDP candidates were successful in winning Parliamentary seats.
Former CCF/NDP MP, the late Colin Cameron, used to say that in years of successful campaigning, he never asked anybody for their vote. He asked them for their attention. “If I got their attention, I got their vote,” he would say.
Defeating Harper at the polls will require getting people’s attention, and convincing them to engage in the political process. It is not enough to blame Conservatives and other political parties for the failure of citizens to get out to vote.
Citizens need to be clear about what is at stake when political power gets into the hands of people like Stephen Harper, whose idea of the common good is that it is best served by corporations, and that the role of government is to enable monied interests to pursue private profit.
Duncan Cameron is the president of rabble.ca and writes a weekly column on politics and current affairs.
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JERUSALEM, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israel announced on Sunday a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing Palestinian condemnation and a U.S. rebuke.
Some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared “state land, on the instructions of the political echelon” by the military-run Civil Administration.
Israel Radio said the step was taken in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Jewish teens by Hamas militants in the area in June.
"The goal of the murderers of those three youths was to sow fear among us, to disrupt our daily lives and to call into doubt our right to the land," it said. "Our response is to strengthen settlement."
The notice published on Sunday by the Israeli military gave no reason for the land appropriation decision.
Peace Now said the land seizure was the largest announced by Israel in the West Bank since the 1980s and that anyone with ownership claims had 45 days to appeal.
A local Palestinian mayor said Palestinians owned the tracts and harvested olive trees on them.
Israel has come under intense international criticism over its settlement activities, which most countries regard as illegal under international law and a major obstacle to the creation of a viable Palestinian state in any future peace deal.
Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, called on Israel to cancel the appropriation. “This decision will lead to more instability. This will only inflame the situation after the war in Gaza,” Abu Rdainah said.
"By declaring another 4,000 dunams as state land, the Israeli government stabs (Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas) and the moderate Palestinian forces in the back, proving again that violence delivers Israeli concessions while non-violence results in settlement expansion," it said.
Peace Now official Hagit Ofran told AFP that the legal basis for such land confiscation goes back to an 1858 ruling by the region’s Ottoman rulers.
"We are afraid that Netanyahu will carry out a lot of expansion because of the pressure he fells from his right wing and the feeling that the (Gaza) war did not end up with many successes," he said.
why white boys end every sentence they type with haha??
to be honest i find it weirder that black people often just dont use verbs
slang is an actual type of language that people (not just black) use. that unnecessary, uneasy creep ass laugh at the end of every thing y’all type is a defense mechanism, so if you slip up you can claim it was a joke. grow some nuts and get some conviction u lil weak bitch.