Also, telling the uninsured person that it’s their own fault that they’re uninsurable probably isn’t a great idea.

missgingerlee:

Because obviously the uninsurable person enjoys being in their situation or they’d change it, right?

Easy peasy….just find some bootstraps.

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hyungjk:

The painting of the artist Lee Won Son, “Health Care Builders,” made in Juche 100 (2011). We see embodied in life Kim Il Sung’s thesis about the health of workers described in a conversation with senior officials of the Ministry of Health October 20, 1968 in the theses of the Juche-oriented approach to this issue.This conversation, which served as the basis for a programmatic article “Socialist Medicine - Preventive Medicine is!” was published by leading media DPRK. She lit a flame of the hearts of medical workers of the great revolutionary upsurge in the struggle for a further increase in life expectancy, lower infant mortality and an even greater improvement of health standards and regulations.Advances Juche medicine were so high that the doctors of the DPRK to completely close the issue with health in their homeland is now going to treat people in the underdeveloped backward regions neighboring big country and in other states.Unfortunately, the Internet still lacks this classic, which would be very handy now, as the doctors and staff housing and communal services, employee health services, just to citizens.In the near future we will correct this research gap and the article will be published here

hyungjk:


The painting of the artist Lee Won Son, “Health Care Builders,” made in Juche 100 (2011). We see embodied in life Kim Il Sung’s thesis about the health of workers described in a conversation with senior officials of the Ministry of Health October 20, 1968 in the theses of the Juche-oriented approach to this issue.

This conversation, which served as the basis for a programmatic article “Socialist Medicine - Preventive Medicine is!” was published by leading media DPRK. She lit a flame of the hearts of medical workers of the great revolutionary upsurge in the struggle for a further increase in life expectancy, lower infant mortality and an even greater improvement of health standards and regulations.

Advances Juche medicine were so high that the doctors of the DPRK to completely close the issue with health in their homeland is now going to treat people in the underdeveloped backward regions neighboring big country and in other states.

Unfortunately, the Internet still lacks this classic, which would be very handy now, as the doctors and staff housing and communal services, employee health services, just to citizens.

In the near future we will correct this research gap and the article will be published here

(via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

erikawithac: stfuconservatives:

I believe what you are indicating is that you were unable to find a “low cost” policy due to your preexisting condition (like myself) yet now that we have a law that tells the rest of the nation to subsidize your costs so that you can absorb a disproportional amount of health care services without having to pay a disproportional amount of money. I do like your thinking, In fact at dinner tonight I will order two steaks & make the young couple eating hamburger pay more, you know cuz it’sonly fair - meatstuff

No. I tried to buy an insurance policy after I graduated from college, and every company denied me because of preexisting conditions. I mean I could not buy health insurance. At any price. That is what I am indicating. Also, I have a full-time job with health insurance, so I’m not asking you or anyone else to subsidize my costs at this point. Oh, well, except for my coworkers and the insurance company. Because that’s how insurance works. A large group of people pay into it, and some people will need more services and some people will need less, but they’ll all pay the same premiums.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare. It’s not “fair” that some people are born with congenital heart defects and diabetes and cancer and mental illness. It’s not “fair” that some of us have to deal with those things for our whole lives and have to worry about going bankrupt to pay for it. If you really think having to buy insurance is unfair, try being sick and uninsured for a little while.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

“Fair” doesn’t exist when it comes to healthcare.

I refuse to live in a world where we don’t fight tooth and nail to make sure no one DIES from being fucking POOR and UNLUCKY. I just straight-up refuse.

we have a law that tells the rest of the nation to subsidize your costs so that you can absorb a disproportional amount of health care services without having to pay a disproportional amount of money” — if you don’t realize that this is the ENTIRE premise of ALL insurance policies, you have the intellect of a fucking armchair and have no business opening your mouth to talk about national healthcare policy EVER

(Source: stfuconservatives, via obsessionfull)

mohandasgandhi:

undoneattheseams:

Is anyone gonna tell these people that Canada uses provincial government healthcare systems and public health insurance or is everyone just going to sit back and watch these people make asses of themselves?
Wait, don’t answer that.

#White whine

mohandasgandhi:

undoneattheseams:

Is anyone gonna tell these people that Canada uses provincial government healthcare systems and public health insurance or is everyone just going to sit back and watch these people make asses of themselves?

Wait, don’t answer that.

#White whine

(Source: leeleeleelee)

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

“Marxism Will Heal the Sick” by Frida Kahlo

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

“Marxism Will Heal the Sick” by Frida Kahlo

(Source: dialectics8)

thedeeface:

[Image description: Tea Party Ted, a bearded older white man wearing a tricorn hat. Top caption reads: Pro guns, pro death penalty, pro war, anti health care. Bottom caption reads: I’m pro-life. End description.]

thedeeface:

[Image description: Tea Party Ted, a bearded older white man wearing a tricorn hat. Top caption reads: Pro guns, pro death penalty, pro war, anti health care. Bottom caption reads: I’m pro-life. End description.]

(Source: densityofstates, via tough-titty-deactivated20121030)

"nah he just should’ve taken care of his teeth, information is out there for it to be prevented. and people pay a shit ton to go to medical and dental school so no one should get treatment for free. whatever."

And the heartless comment of the week award goes to…. *drumroll* 

wavesarewashingme for this comment above on a link I posted, “Man Dies From Toothache, Couldn’t Afford Meds”

<sarcasm> It was tagged “unpopular opinion” and with that, I guess it leaves said commenter off the hook, right? 

Hell no. Yeah, there’s information “out there” but it doesn’t mean someone has access to the information. And yes, people pay quite a bit to go to school in this country, as opposed to other countries with socialized medicine and subsidized education. And often, those countries are doing much better in economic and social indicators than the supposed greatest country on Earth.

I can’t get into the mind set that dismissed a human life with “whatever, no one should get shit for free.” And I hope you never have to deal with a tooth infection or other dental problem which can happen even if you brush your teeth twice daily. But if you do, whatever. I’m sure you’ll be able to survive. Or not. You know, whatever. People die all the time. It’s just, like, happens y’know?

Ooh, look, puppy gifs! </sarcasm>

(via cognitivedissonance)

Wow, new low for this discussion.

(via stfuconservatives) instead of posting this huge ass rant, i’m just gonna say: wow, fuck whoever said this. i’m side-eying you and contemplating wasting my hot tea on your face. (via cobracunt)

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ghouldilocks:

mohandasgandhi:

theweekmagazine:

The non-partisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on  Tuesday recommending that birth control be classified as preventive  medicine  under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The IOM says such a change would lower the rates of unintended pregnancy  and abortion, help women better space out their pregnancies, and spur a  number of beneficial health developments for women.
If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts this guideline, insurers would  have to cover 100 percent of the cost of contraceptives, with no  co-pay.

This needs to happen. Many women can barely afford their birth control because of how expensive it is. How on Earth are they then supposed to afford a baby?

I’m currently in a fight with a libertarian over this very subject.


C&#8217;moooooooooon IOM! 

ghouldilocks:

mohandasgandhi:

theweekmagazine:

The non-partisan Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on Tuesday recommending that birth control be classified as preventive medicine  under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The IOM says such a change would lower the rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion, help women better space out their pregnancies, and spur a number of beneficial health developments for women.

If the Department of Health and Human Services adopts this guideline, insurers would have to cover 100 percent of the cost of contraceptives, with no co-pay.

This needs to happen. Many women can barely afford their birth control because of how expensive it is. How on Earth are they then supposed to afford a baby?

I’m currently in a fight with a libertarian over this very subject.

C’moooooooooon IOM! 

(via tough-titty-deactivated20121030)