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Mild Thing



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:41 am    Post subject: OKC hospital posts surgery prices online; creates bid war Reply with quote

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“What we’ve discovered is health care really doesn’t cost that much,” Dr. Smith said. “What people are being charged for is another matter altogether.”
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A testimony of the need for a national health plan. Too bad the gov't is too busy spying on everyone and figuring out who to drone next. For the people, by the people..... yeah, right.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that our health care system needs an overhaul, but do you really trust our government to run it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like our two party system, the choice is for the "lesser-of-two-evils".
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I agree with "lesser of two evils" in principle, I'm not convinced the government is any less evil.

They're either too incompetent or too corrupt to oversee the system as it is in any productive way, and I'm not convinced that handing over the reins would be an improvement. We're talking the same government that... fuck it- you know that they do, plus allow big pharma to kill our citizens by the tens of thousands with their drugs for profit while marijuana- which can be beneficial for MILLIONS- is still illegal for most citizens, while many thousands more are in legal slavery via the prison industrial complex because of weed-related "crimes".

Nope, not convinced.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, you're probably right. Gov't is colluding with big biz, so can't really count on them to do the right thing for the everyday Joe and Jane. This country is in a really weird place right now. Makes me want to join a militia.... but that'd just mean my ass would be jailed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:38 pm    Post subject: Great! Reply with quote

Now I can get the penis reduction surgery I need!
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Mild Thing



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there you have it. All 2.3 of you out there are thinking about Paul"s penis.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's quite amazing what happens when people shop around for lower prices. Big insurance does not want competition, that is why they love Obamacare.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That $100 million AHIP funneled to the Chamber of Commerce to be spent on advertising designed to convince the public that the legislation should be defeated says otherwise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

every service-type business should do this.
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