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re: Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - tomcatrav
I'm sorry I cannot provide more detail about my patients in an online forum. It is a rheoteical question. This patient and ANY PATIENT with his plan requiring an outpatient surgery, has equal or less access to that care, than they had before ACA. That is fact, and when it applies to an entire ...


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re: Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - tomcatrav
BamaAtl, In the scenario I provided earlier, where the patient had "insurance", but no coverage for a preventative procedure, explain to be me how ACA is enhancing preventative care. That is all. ...


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re: What shirt/tie would look best with a medical white coat? - tomcatrav
Need a versatile wardrobe. Get several pairs of relatively cheap, but comfortable DARK pants. (Olive, gray, black, navy, etc). Get several well fitting, non-iron, piqued dress shirts. I get mine from Vanheusen. I rarely wear nice shirts (Ie Brooks Brothers) to work b/c of blood and other ...


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re: Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - tomcatrav
"Insurance" and actual real life coverage are 2 very different animals, this is often overlooked by those studies. With regards to the decrease in hospital acquired problems, that is a twofold answer 1. increased General awareness of prevention of nosocomial problems 2. More "creative" d...


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re: Britain may be forced to abandon free healthcare, top doctor says - tomcatrav
I am a surgical subspecialist. I recently scheduled a pt for surgery who had switched from Medicaid to an Obama-care exchange plan. The surgery was/is not emergent but more preventative in nature. Outpatient procedure. The "insurance" he had provided good coverage for clinic visits, la...


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Outdoor Board
re: Deer caliber of choice and at what distance do you 0 when sighted in? - tomcatrav
25-06, 0 at 200 yd...


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re: Talk me out of buying a rifle please - tomcatrav
I would avoid the super light rifles in anything higher than a 270. Had a T3 lite in a 7 mag, killed a few animals with it, but never really enjoyed shooting it. Kicked like a mule. Also, those really lite guns don't seem to hold target as well for me. Switched to a Sako A7 long range and I c...


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Tiger Rant
re: Last 30 second officiating critique thread - tomcatrav
Also, look at the blatant push in Mickey's back on the tip in attempt at the buzzer. Definitely a foul, also missed. And that tip in almost went in .. ...


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Tiger Rant
re: So close to being elite - tomcatrav
Ok 756, So by your definition of elite, name 5 teams who have been consistently elite for the last 5 years. Alabama, Oh wait, then it gets tough... ...


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SEC Rant
Will Sumlin go the way of Chizik? - tomcatrav
Gene chizik came to auburn , had a few moderately successful seasons, then he caught lightning in a bottle with cam. They had a great year, then it became clear that there were deeper issues, he went 8-5, then 3-8, and was fired 2 years after winning a National Championship. Kevin Sumlin had mo...


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re: Anyone else think LF shouldn't be returning kickoffs? - tomcatrav
I feel like that might be a good place to use Diarse. ...


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O-T Lounge
re: "White Privilege" explained in one comic - tomcatrav
Ok. To those of you who believe that "white privilege" is the source of most/all inequality, answer this. I am a white, happily married, successful, young professional. I have 2 young kids who are happy, healthy, and loved. I worked my butt off to get here, and I am doing well enough that I ...


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O-T Lounge
re: Golf course between BR and Biloxi - tomcatrav
Carter plantation Oak harbor The bridges Grand bear All on the way and worth a look. The preserve is just east of Biloxi but is one of my favorites. Fallen oak is also great. ...


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Tiger Rant
re: What was your favorite moment or play as an LSU fan?"any sport" - tomcatrav
Jabari smith funk dunk to end the half against Number 1 Arizona at the PMAC en route to a win. I think it was the '00-'01 season. ...


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re: Optometry: LA HB 1065/SB 568: What if your Louisiana Eye Surgeon is NOT an MD? - tomcatrav
As a surgeon, I have always felt that if you don't possess the knowledge and skills to treat/fix damn near all possible scenarios, complications, and curveballs you may encounter during the procedure, then you probably shouldn't be doing the procedure in the first place. Without knowing much abo...


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Outdoor Board
re: Deer club rules - tomcatrav
1. Depending on what your trying to accomplish, bucks should be either 8 or better OR one lesser buck per member (+ cull bucks) 2. If possible, discourage shooting of young 8 pt's. 3. If you want to allow guests, they should have more stringent rules. (I.e. does and 140+ only) or somethin...


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Political Talk
re: True or False regarding health care reform. - tomcatrav
2 things have happened: 1. The thread has been hijacked by Veldt. 2. Y'all are misunderstanding what the 20% indicates. What I'm saying is that if average health care costs (not insurance costs, actual costs) for the average person are more than the average person is willing to spend on healt...


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re: True or False regarding health care reform. - tomcatrav
i apologize if i am misunderstanding your reply. I am not referring to coverage or insurance. I am saying that if the average american can not afford to pay out of pocket for what the average american requires/receives in health care benefits then the whole system is bound to fail one way or...


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True or False regarding health care reform. - tomcatrav
Any and all types of health care reform are doomed to fail unless the "average citizen" , I.e. median income, is able to afford non-catastrophic health care costs for their family as an out of pocket expense. True or false. ...


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Tiger Rant
re: Wow. Can't believe Loston didn't get drafted. - tomcatrav
I always felt Loston could be a successful OLB in a 3-4. He would need to put on a few lb's, but he always did a pretty good job against the run. And while his coverage skills were limited as a safety, he would do better than most OLB's, and his speed would be a definite plus. Clearly, thou...


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