have i told you lately that i love you?
you have, and I love you, more and more everyday!
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.
No. They don’t.
The Preseason AP Poll was released this afternoon, and Alabama is ranked as the No. 2 team behind Florida State. Alabama is one of eight SEC teams ranked in the Top 25.
From a new interview with George Miller in the September issue of Empire, available now!
Q: Where does this [film] fit into the series?
GM: I never devised a whole series of stories all that time ago, so you’d have to see it as a stand-alone film, but it has very strong references to the other three, and Mad Max 2 is the one that it refers to most.
“Comedy is acting out optimism.” - Robin Williams
I don’t know how to start this, or even how to write it. I’ve been trying to since I heard the news. By now, I am sure you have all read many Robin Williams memorial posts. That alone is a true testament to how special he was. In a world filled with so many different personalities and sense of humor, it seemed that Robin Williams had something to offer everyone. Yes, EVERYONE. His incredible range in both comedic and dramatic acting created a palette of characters in which any taste could be satisfied. What I have to say about him is really no different than any of the other tributes posted; however, I still want to attempt to put into words what he and his work have meant to me.
Those close to me know I am an introverted and private person; yet, when I talk about and or participate in the things I am passionate about, I become very charismatic and loud (not just in audible volume). Comedy in particular has helped me find optimism within hardships throughout my entire life. Robin Williams had a lot to do with this. From an early age, I was immersed in Mork & Mindy returns, his stand up, and his films. I couldn’t help but be influenced by his intoxicating energy. To me, he seemed fearless, and, even as a child, I admired that and wanted to echo that in the stories I told. He didn’t just show me the value of funny voices and being expressive while I talked; moreover, he instilled in me that you must apply heart and spark of whimsy to each story you tell. Growing up, I had Hook, and Good Will Hunting posters, and Mrs. Doubtfire lobby cards displayed in my bedroom; and, to this day, I still do not trust people who don’t like Jumanji. Then, as I grew older, I was enchanted by Dead Poets Society, and The Birdcage. Theses are not only some of my all-time favorite films, but are influences that have shaped me into the person I am today. For all of this, and so much more, I thank him for his commitment to his characters, and for sharing these stories with the world. I believe that even after death we still have an Earthly presence through the lives we have touched. That being said, he will be continuing to move people, and make them laugh for generations to come. It is fitting that he played the Genie because I feel, even if he didn’t know it, he was actual magic himself. Rest in peace, my friend. I’m going to tell myself you’re in Neverland, or just in the jungle waiting for a 5 or 8 to be rolled.