| O-T Lounge|| re: OT parents: my 3yo says she sees ghosts...experiences? - pngtiger on 2/25/14 at 1:41 pm|
[quote]One day she asked her daughter who she was playing with, and her daughter said, "Grandpa!". So she asked her daughter to describe him, and she did describe him down to the detail.
My parents say I did the same thing when I was young. I don't remember any of it. My grandfather di...
| Political Talk|| re: Doctor severs ties with Insurance over Obamacare - pngtiger on 2/1/14 at 10:43 pm|
[quote]You should probably consider that something is fricked up with how you are filing your billing.[/quote]
Yes, it was, and my billing company is getting a termination letter on Tuesday. Dumbasses said to make my collection % look better, I needed to decrease how much I charged even though the...
| Political Talk|| re: Doctor severs ties with Insurance over Obamacare - pngtiger on 2/1/14 at 10:29 pm|
[quote]It might cost someone you know their life because of political melodrama[/quote]
Would you continue to work at your job if your pay decreased by 20% all of a sudden? After years of a 3% decrease in pay each year. People bitch because their salary has remained stagnant for 3-5 years. How ab...
| Political Talk|| re: How would you fix the healthcare problem? - pngtiger on 1/23/14 at 11:38 pm|
[quote]The whole "check up" thing is the biggest scam in the medical field going on today.[/quote]
That whole "check up" thing is to make sure you are not having any adverse reactions to the medication you are taking, to make sure it is working, and possibly to take you off it completely.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Awesome Year for Tyrann - pngtiger on 1/8/14 at 10:27 pm|
The move he makes at the 4:11 mark in the second video, wow!...
| Political Talk|| re: Effectiveness of the Flu Vaccine - pngtiger on 1/7/14 at 10:31 pm|
[quote]If these H1N1 victims had gotten the shot, they would not have contracted H1N1.[/quote]
IDK about that. The strain going around was not one of the stains included in the shot this year. Or at least that's the way it is here in Georgia. Many people that have received the vaccine are still g...
| Political Talk|| re: Is there a better example of Government idiocy than the Food Pyramid? - pngtiger on 12/24/13 at 11:42 pm|
Agree that it definitely messed up. Grains and pasta/carbs should not be the biggest group. I found one I kinda like: [link=(http://cjshealthyliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DF-food-pyramid.png)]LINK[/link]. Much more emphasis on Fruits, vegetables, legumes (all great sources of fiber as well)...
| Political Talk|| re: 7 in 10 Doctors Boycotting California's Obamacare Exchange - pngtiger on 12/8/13 at 1:19 am|
[quote]Who sets the rates on Medicare, the state or the feds?
I always heard it was the state.[/quote]
It's actually more regional than that. For instance, I live in Georgia. The major fee schedule is based on Atlanta area, and outside Atlanta. But, my compensation is different from a city ju...
| Political Talk|| re: ‘All Hell Is Going to Break Loose’ When Employers Dump Plans - pngtiger on 12/4/13 at 6:16 pm|
[quote]You forgot #5 - Overpaid doctors that are protected by regulations that make barrier for entry to their occupation difficult and don't allow capable nurse practitioners to do the work of overpaid doctors.
We need to increase the supply of doctors and let nurses take on a larger role in pr...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Looking to buy a TV - pngtiger on 11/30/13 at 6:47 pm|
I've been doing a lot of research cause I'm looking for 60"+ and another around 34-36". The reviews I have seen have mentioned Panasonic, but they are Plasma. What are the comparisons? I have looked at the Samsung and was going to do that, but the biggest I have seen was 60" (Panasonic has the 65" t...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Cable versus satellite gurus - pngtiger on 11/30/13 at 6:44 pm|
I have dish, have a main receiver and 2 hoppers. Will not add anything to my cost to add a 3rd (4 total). They said anything after that is extra though. I like dish, and have had Cox, DirecTV, and Dish at different intervals. Parents have Uverse. My main grip with dish is OnDemand. But they recently...
| O-T Lounge|| re: So it is legal to bring little liquor bottles on planes right? - pngtiger on 11/30/13 at 6:41 pm|
I did it, didn't even have them in a bag. I put the individually in the bin so they were easily visible in the bin for the TSA to see. They never said anything, and that was for an international flight. I did it again this past weekend, but this time in a zip-lock bag. Again, no comments. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Per Time magazine's Mark Halperin: There really are death panels in Obamacare - pngtiger on 11/26/13 at 10:06 pm|
[quote]Waiting lists for organ transplants has been doing this for years. Dictating who is next based on ?????[/quote]
Availability of the organ
Matching the donor and the recipient blood types (and other cross-matches)
Strict criteria for who gets the transplants (i.e. stop smoking for lung or...
| Political Talk|| re: Blame game as insurers dump doctors - pngtiger on 11/10/13 at 11:44 pm|
[quote]It depends on the specialty, but many doctors establish their own cartels to dictate prices. They also limit residencies to control the number of specialists. That in turn helps to inflate prices.[/quote]
I'll reiterate what Smackover said: the limit in residencies is because of the govern...
| Political Talk|| re: Blame game as insurers dump doctors - pngtiger on 11/10/13 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]Nope. She'll promise to fix it and idiots will believe her and then vote for her. [/quote]
I wish I wouldn't have deleted my email from Mary Landrieu. The BS is already flowing....
| Political Talk|| re: Working the system - pngtiger on 11/10/13 at 12:05 pm|
[quote]Isn't it cheaper for the government to just keep giving the aged person their SS check than to assume the cost of institutionalizing the individual? [/quote]
Absolutely. But family doesn't take care of them, so they are hospitalized often, which in the long term, costs more. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Working the system - pngtiger on 11/10/13 at 10:24 am|
Something I deal with on a daily basis. Grandma or Grandpa is pretty much just laying in bed, taking up space. Doesn't really respond to any stimulation. Has a feeding tube and many times gets dialysis three times a week. Then they have some type of major medical or surgical problem and family wants...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare getting real. - pngtiger on 10/17/13 at 9:18 pm|
I had a denial of service yesterday.
Guy referred to me by PCP for something that's been ongoing since July. They have tried many things, but he still has a fistula. I write him a script for a drug that he'll take once, and it'll cost $50. Insurance says no. I call and talk to them, they still s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Chronological List of All Hurricanes: 1851-2012 (only 3 hurricanes since 2008) - pngtiger on 8/26/13 at 9:12 pm|
[quote]Wow. Camille at 909 mb. No other storm even close.[/quote]
1935 "Labor Day" at 895mb
Katrina was 920
| Tiger Rant|| re: How many away games have you been to and what is your road record? - pngtiger on 8/16/13 at 2:40 am|
Man, had to really think about this.
'95 Indy bowl vs. Mich St - W
'97 Indy bowl vs. Notre Dame - W
'97 at Bama - W
'98 at Ole Miss - L
Went to '96 or 2000 Peach bowl - W
2001 Miss St - W
2001 Sugar vs. Illinois - W
2002 Auburn - L
2004 UGA - L
2004 Arkansas - W
2005 Peach vs. Miami - ...
| Political Talk|| re: Two-day free dental clinic treats 700, but turns 300 away - pngtiger on 8/5/13 at 1:17 am|
[quote]The price difference between what he charged for things vs. typical doctors was absolutely fricking retarded, and it't not like the guy was struggling money wise. He saved a ton not dealing with paperwork and passed it on to customers. [/quote]
[quote]This is not possible, politically anymo...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Such a privilege to be an LSU fan - pngtiger on 8/3/13 at 11:12 pm|
I was talking to someone yesterday that just got back from Honduras. He said he saw a bunch of LSU stuff being worn all over the country, and that no other college team was represented. My reply was it was all the 2011 national championship stuff he was seeing. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Share Your ER Bill Horror Stories - pngtiger on 8/2/13 at 9:57 pm|
[quote]While I was there doctor talked to me for about 20 minutes about how the bill I was going to receive was going to be high and to come back and dispute the bill.
Doctor told me that the medical field is the most unethical industry. No basis for pricing, just charge as much to the insurance...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Share Your ER Bill Horror Stories - pngtiger on 8/2/13 at 9:32 pm|
[quote]She was visiting her family in north GA and live out in the middle of nowhere. Her son was out playing the the yard and a baby copperhead bit him. The only way they could get him to the hospital was to send out a helicopter. They airlifted him and got him to the hospital all within like 30 mi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Alex Box magic: This is in when I knew LSU was going to win yesterday - pngtiger on 6/9/13 at 3:35 pm|
[quote]usual sausage poboy with mustard and jalapeños tasted better than it had all season[/quote]
That's what I miss about going to games. Every game I would have one of those, exactly the same way. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Germans but..every 4 year class since 86 - pngtiger on 6/9/13 at 10:23 am|
Without doing any research, I would say Florida St. I'll look it up.
Yeah, I was wrong. Swat you got it. They made it in 2000, and didn't go back till 2008.
And Fullerton had a nice run, but last time they were there was 2009....
| Political Talk|| re: NSA collects millions of American's phone records daily - pngtiger on 6/5/13 at 7:53 pm|
Son of a bitch! Any chance I could drop Verizon and not pay a penalty b/c of this? I doubt it, but worth a try. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Louisiana: why you so in debt? - pngtiger on 6/4/13 at 11:38 am|
What I gather from that is 9 out of the top 10, and 15 of the top 20 are liberal havens. And 8-9 of the bottom 10 are conservative. What does that say?...
| Political Talk|| re: How do we fix America? Welfare edition Part 1 - pngtiger on 6/2/13 at 11:11 pm|
[quote]you'd love to believe that welfare recipients are big voters but it's just not so.[/quote]
So, when I passed by the polling station of one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city I lived in (worked across the street from it), the line of people that was around the block for the whole day ...
| Political Talk|| re: How do we fix America? Welfare edition Part 1 - pngtiger on 6/2/13 at 11:07 pm|
[quote]we can start by doing something about this:
Most of the charge for a colonoscopy goes as facility fees. You can cut how much it costs by getting conscious sedation performed by the endoscopist, instead of getting anesthesia by the anesthesiologist. That would save a ton of...