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re: Spinoff: The Commonwealth Fund Healthcare 2017 rankings. US basically ranked last - JT
No system is perfect but there is no other country that has better trained doctors overall and better treatment outcomes overall, especially for cancer. And yes, we do a very large percentage of all the world's meaningful medical research. And yes, we do subsidize drug prices for the rest of the w...
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re: Health Care Bill is cruel?? - JT
[quote]Are you trying to say that the best doctors in the world are found at charity hospitals?[/quote] A large percentage of charity hospitals are tied to medical schools/teaching programs. The care is actually pretty good to outstanding in many such centers. So while it is true that some ch...
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re: Macron has a "deplorable" moment, calls 8m Le Pen Voters ‘Hateful Cowards’ - JT
I don't understand why someone would think this is a good strategy. Pretty much every non-jihadist in France does not like seeing little children run over by trucks. To try and tell someone they are wrong for simply expressing that they do not want that kind of thing in their country is stupid but...
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re: Allergy shots...are they worth the cost and drive and wait at doctors office? - JT
I second what you are saying. I have seen someone in full-blown anaphylaxis before and the epi pen did basically nothing. Luckily EMS arrived quickly and he ended up doing okay. Anyone downplaying anaphylaxis should be challenged. A severe reaction is a very big deal. And the epipen is not an...
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re: My wife was just offered a promotion in Dallas - JT
[quote]Talk me into going. Her salary bumps 30k more We are in new orleans[/quote] Another transplant from LA here. Been here seven years now. Life in the DFW is great. Leaving behind many of the cons of life in Louisiana has been awesome and I couldn't imagine going back at this tim...
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re: Republicans in Congress want their preexisting conditions covered - JT
45 million? So including all the illegals to make the number as large as possible? Do you think everyone here is just irretrievably stupid? Do you just enjoy arguing for its own sake? What number of your 45 million were 1. actual citizens and 2. making questionable choices like buying beer and...
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re: Republicans in Congress want their preexisting conditions covered - JT
[quote]So even if it's true, which it isn't, your choice is let people die for financial reasons?[/quote] What kind of BS is this? Are you serious? How do I have the power to give people cancer or take it away? How do I have the power to prevent people from smoking or drinking? What system ...
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re: Republicans in Congress want their preexisting conditions covered - JT
[quote]If the private market is incapable of producing affordable coverage to the people that actually need it the most, that seems like a problem.[/quote] Are you trolling or just unaware that insurance companies are no longer allowed to offer catastrophic only type policies? Congress has mad...
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re: New GOP proposal would effectively remove madate to cover pre-existing conditions - JT
[quote]Why do you think it is good? Just remember, anyone reading this board right now is one surprise doctor visit away from being told by a doctor "Um, sorry to tell you this but you have Leukemia". Anyone reading this is one car accident away from learning to live with a wheelchair. Don't t...
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re: Why are folks on the left more prone to protest than those on the right? - JT
When you are unable to articulate a compelling argument for your side, the best option is to gather in force and physically intimidate your opponent into seeing things your way....
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re: Trump admin overtly trying to cook the books on trade data, re: trade deficit - JT
[quote]So how will this get spun?[/quote] Uncucking the numbers?...
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re: How can we realistically increase the middle & upper middle class birth rate? - JT
I would say increase the standard deduction to 15k for each child and do away with the AMT to boost the incentive for responsible working people. This by itself would likely have a positive impact. Couple that with restrictions on welfare/giveaways so that benefits will not increase after the fi...
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re: This is how Libs see Free Speech today - JT
I agree the first frame says it all. And while I don't disagree directly with the rest of the comic, I personally don't like the tone. One of the worsening problems we have in society today is that politics is becoming too polarized and people from opposite sides are not talking to one another...
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re: Is the right capable of criticism of Trump? - JT
Yes, many who consider themselves to be on the political right have a healthy skepticism of the president. But just imagine wanting to have a polite conversation with someone over a disagreement while there are 1000 angry nutjobs behind you screeching, starting fires and throwing feces. Ration...
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re: Ivanka getting backlash after wearing a 10K bracelet from her own brand - JT
How soon they forget... [link=(http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/06/hillary-clinton-wore-an-armani-jacket-during-a-speech-about-inequality.html)]Hillary wears 12K Armani jacket while giving a speech about inequality[/link]...
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re: Unbelievable. The protests need to be reined in. - JT
If verified, social media needs to be saturated with this story and pictures of the family affected. ...
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re: Old Man Board... Woodworking question again... - JT
Agree with what others have said about sanding grit. Sand it back down to bare wood (can use coarse paper grit for this) then sand to 100 or 120 before applying stain. You should make some effort to identify the wood. If it is pine for instance, you will need a wood conditioner to get it to sta...
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re: If robots take over workforce in 30-50 years, how can we live without socialism? - JT
[quote]Well mine is basically the final frontier, so at least I know I'll be in the same boat as everyone else when the day comes [/quote] You are probably right. If not, it will at least be pretty amusing to watch a robot lawyer try to get money out of a robot doctor....
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re: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death - JT
[quote]but the GOP says the solution to high cost of medical is to cap torts. how about publicizing who the MD was who was treating the dead person and providing a database so we can figure out who is a bad MD or the bad hospital or the bad lead nurse, whatever was the cause. You want markets? ...
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re: Medical Error is the Third Leading Cause of Death - JT
Unfortunately there is still a lot of momentum in this direction. From inside the industry, it still seems that the grand plan is still to gradually decrease physician payments and to give lower level providers more responsibility. This will never have much of an impact, since payments to phys...
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