Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"No Shit" Headline of the Day

U.S. Healthcare Expensive, Inefficient.

Don't get me started.

7 comments:

carolyn says said...

health care is always inefficient! i know i shouldn't complain because the nhs is a lot more affordable and totally universal but sometimes it is so frustrating constantly dealing with all the bureaucratic bullshit and the long waiting periods to see specialists (and then you get charged for referrals to private practice if you decide to spend the extra money on private insurance) that i actually miss my my old ppo in chicago. blasphemy, i know

Alannah said...

I'm just bitter. Because of my recent mole removal, my premium went up (now I pay over $160 per month for, really, pretty shitty insurance) and I realize I'm stuck in the worst possible position - I make too much money to receive state health care but don't make enough to afford insurance through my employer. I mean....I'm paying for it now but barely. Sucks!!!

5 of 9er said...

Start!!! Start!!! :)

Good and Welfare said...

As long as the hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies decide the price of health care and insurance premiums, there is no reason for them to keep costs affordable for working families. Canada and most European countries have public policies that provide most routine health services, but the U.S. government is captive to the medical, pharmaceutical, and insurance industries that fund their campaigns.

The options are: just bitch about it, be glad you don't work for WalMart, move, or elect public officials that are more concerned with the problems facing average citizens than in pleasing their financial benefactors. Or join a union that will fight for better health care benefits for employees.

Step Right Up said...

I feel blessed that my insurance is paid by my employer. All salaried employees where I work have their insurance premiums paid in full. As for non-salaried employees, if they want health insurance they must get insurance through companies that will write individual plans/family plans such as through United Health Care or Wellmark and then we pay $250 per month toward their premiums. If they pick a policy that is less than $250/mth,then they don't pay anything. If it's over $250 the difference is deducted from their paychecks. We decided to go that route because we were finding that our group insurance was too expensive and most employees were not picking it up.

Alannah said...

I don't think there's a union for people who work in English Language schools. Too bad.

I vote for the person I believe will work hard to pass legislation I feel is important.

I guess my last option is to bitch. Thank god for blogs.

I HATE INSURANCE!! I love that last scene in The Fight Club where they blow up the insurance and credit card buildings. Of course I know in real life that wouldn't matter...that the buildings are only symbolic...but oh how I would love to see those industries collapse.

Step Right Up said...

I know the Fight Club scene and I remember sitting there watching it and thinking to myself "BRILLIANT"!