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kirkwa:

And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America

Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.

Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.

Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.

But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?

Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.

Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!

OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T

how can anaesthetic cost that much??

how is this legal??

WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.

You have to pay for the ambulance!?

OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.

This is so screwed up.

sunfishdunes:

It’s only 9+ months late…

According to the Better Business Bureau, SBNN is not registered in the State of California, nor any other state in the country. 40 out of 50 states require registrations in order to legally solicit funds.

Because Straight But Not Narrow is not registered, they should not be fundraising until it registers with the Attorney General or Secretary of State of California.

Support Josh all you want, but educate yourself when it comes to supporting ANY charity.
SBNN gains tens of thousands of dollars per year through a charity basketball game, the sales of merchandise, and targeted asks via social media accounts. The concern is that there is no indication where this money is going.

I inquired about financial disclosure/information through their website and social media accounts, but all you find are broken links, missing information, “coming soon,” outdated names and dates, or promises of updates that never came. Donate: info coming soon. High School Ally Kits: stay tuned as we will be releasing more information early in 2013. Just B U: info coming soon. Blog: last updated seven months ago. Just Be U Tube: info coming soon. Cause marketing: info coming soon. Campaign building: info coming soon. Same with consulting, fundraising and projects. This has been going on for YEARS.

Customers have to inquire multiple times on the status of orders; payment is accepted and processed, but merchandise isn’t sent out. There are targeted asks for money surrounding the aforementioned charity basketball game, as well as asks that center around celebrity birthdays. Again, there has been no disclosure or follow-up when it comes to exactly where this money is going. Considering the delinquency of their programs that claim to support their mission, as well as the incomplete information provided online, I am curious to know where this money is.

I spent three months attempting communication with the founders of this organization, who are listed on the website (http://www.straightbutnotnarrow.org/). Their firm, Cause Creative Marketing LLC, also has a website domain that unfortunately has expired (http://www.causecreativemarketing.com/).

I did hear from a founder, Heather Wilk, six weeks after sending my original correspondence on three separate occasions (August 15, September 4, September 10). Numerous promises of meetings to discuss the purpose and distribution of funds were made by Ms. Wilk over the period between September 24 and October 17, but she repeatedly failed to fulfill these meetings, citing forgetfulness. Yes, forgetfulness.

So I did what any educated consumer would: I contacted the BBB and am in contact with their COO. It has been enlightening, and I hope SBNN gets their shit together.

SBNN is an awesome organization that needs an actual board of directors who hold its founders/fundraisers accountable.

belindapendragon:

steve-spaghetti:

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pizzalecki:

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togamijail:

chandra75:

im-sherlocked-in-my-mindpalace:

socially-awkward-supervillian:

Fun fact: Cheetahs only attack prey that runs

jesus that is good to know.

Yup, that’s the point you just stay still and let it do whatever the fuck it wants that doesn’t involved you getting eaten. 

REALLY FUN FACT for big cats cheetahs are fucking docile as shit

my grandfather ran a cheetah sanctuary in south africa and he’d just lie with them and sleep among them and they’d rub against him and chirp at him they’re big fucking babies

Another Fun Fact: Cheetahs are incredibly nervous animals. One of the (many) reason’s they’re going extinct is that cheetahs are so sensitive and nervous, some of them are literally too nervous to breed. Others will breed, but stress themselves out so much, they’ll lose their cubs.

So zoos with breeding programs had to figure out how to make cheetahs comfortable enough to first of all, get laid and secondly - not spazz themselves into miscarrying.

So what’d they do?
They gave the cheetah’s their very own Service Dogs!


The dogs make them feel safe, protected and secure!

AJHHHHFDDGHH SO PRECIOUS

this post just got so much better

THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVOURITE POST

^^^Learn something new everyday…