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America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. corvussy: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse some great examples of us hospitals setting pretty exorbitant prices for health care: The infamous $629 bandaid Woman charged $40 for holding her baby after a c-section Two South Korean tourists took their baby to the ER where he was only given some formula and took a nap before being discharged but were given a $18,836 bill Canadian man gets heart surgery in Florida and is billed over 600k USD Some more pictures of people’s hospital bills A public hospital’s ER is out-of-network with all private insurances, resulting in many patients being stuck with unreasonable bills and eventually resulting in a class action lawsuit over their billing practices Annual healthcare spending in the US is estimated at 3.5 trillion, and billing prices are pretty much unfair and inconsistent, even for insured patients with legal loopholes and hospital discretion in setting prices Billing announcements, and million dollar hospital bills on the rise Top 35 Most Expensive Health Conditions in the US Just… facility fees Hospitals are more likely to tell you how much parking costs than how much a basic ECG test costs (meaning they probably inflate prices arbitrarily for patients… possibly on an individual basis) Hospitals are magically able to “discount” hospital bills to less than a thousand dollars for patients that receive national attention in media (x, x) People in the US are less likely to seek medical care because of high prices, even though 42% of doctors believe their patients are receiving too much health care (falsely)

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America, Android, and Doctor: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse

thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse

America, Android, and Bad: StanceGrounded SJPeace The horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience by Kevin Bozeat We need Universal Healthcare! RETWEET THIS The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it. But for the rest of the night, I kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it. America, it's time to stop making excuses. 3:16 PM Feb 25, 2019 Twitter for Android 1.9K Retweets 3.6K Likes The Horrors of Socialized Medicine: A first hand experience A few days ago my stomach began to hurt. Thinking it would pass, I went home to try and rest for the night. A bit later I vomited. I thought that was the end of it But for the rest of the night, l kept vomiting almost every 30-40 minutes. Even after my stomach was completely empty, I kept vomiting. Soon it was nothing but stomach fluid and bile. I tried to drink water to stay hydrated, but I kept throwing it up, no matter how hard I tried to keep it down By 3am I had severe stomach cramps, my body kept trying to vomit even though there was nothing left. I was dizzy and light-headed. My symptoms showed no signs of abating At this point I had to seek medical treatment, I knew had to go to the hospital I wanted to avoid it. I had no idea how different Taiwanese hospitals would be, whether I would be able to find an English speaking doctor, or what it would cost me (my US health insurance has lapsed and I don't qualify for Taiwanese NHI) My Taiwanese roommate called a taxi and took me to the ER at NTU Hospital. I was immediately checked-in by an English speaking nurse. Within 20 minutes I was given IV fluids and anti-emetics. They took blood tests and did an ultrasound to ensure it wasn't gall stones or appendicitis. From there I was given a diagnosis: a particularly severe case of Acute Viral Gastroenteritis (aka the stomach flu). After about 3 hours on an IV I began to feel slightly better, my nausea disappeared and my stomach began to calm down. I was discharged with a prescription for anti-emetics and pain medication. Each day since lve gotten progressively better and am now pretty much back to normal The bill for the ER visit? US$80.00 Eighty. American. Dollars Out of pocket. Full cost. No discounts. No insurance. At one of the best hospitals in Taiwan. And if I had NHI, it would have been a fraction of that. This could have easily cost me hundreds or even thousands in the US without insurance. But here in Taiwan I was able to receive speedy, quality care comparable to what I would have gotten in a US hospital for relatively small amount of money. Given this experience, I no longer have a reason to fear or hesitate getting care in Taiwan should I ever need it America, it's time to stop making excuses. smallest-feeblest-boggart: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse I had a similar experience in Hong Kong. I was in bad shape; they fixed me up good and quickly. I was shocked when my entire emergency visit didn’t cost me anything. In the U.S, an unexpected hospital visit can easily cost you MORE than a month’s rent. people literally lose their homes trying to pay medical bills that even a small fraction of our military budget could easily cover.the thing is, we have weapon industry lobbyists. we don’t have lobbyists or big money advocating for the average citizen. right now, money is more important than people and that needs to change Same goes for Germany.Accessible Healthcare for everyone.The patient is more important than the money

smallest-feeblest-boggart: thatpettyblackgirl: the US has no excuse I had a similar experience in Hong Kong. I was in bad shape; they f...

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Andrew Bogut, Children, and Donald Trump: UNCLE SAM'S MISGUIDED CHILDREN FIRST THEY CAME, FOR HE 5TH AMENDMENT, I DID NOT SPEAK OUT A§EHAD, NOT-BEEN ARRESTED THEN THEY CAME FOR THE 4TH AMENDMENT DID NOT SPEAK OUT AS HAD NOT BEEN SEARCHED THEN THEY CAME FOR THE 2ND AMENDMENT IDID NOT SPEAK OUT AS IDID NOT OWN ANY GUNS THEN THEY CAME FOR THE 1ST AMENDMENT... AND THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT FROM THE CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT ME WWW.MISGUIDEDCHILDREN COM I created this powerful meme in 2011 when our first page was taken down. I understand censorship and the war to defend our freedom of speech more so than anyone. As a communism survivor I have lived through 13 years of oppression and remember the wisdom of my late father who said “A man who can’t express his views weather he’s wrong or right is a slave” , @unclesamsmisguidedchildren was the largest right wing social media page in Facebook at the time with 614,000 followers. We were bigger than @wearebreitbart , and many others including infowars but we supported them and @foxnews message, share their articles etc. When our large social media page was taken down, no one gave a single damn. Why? Because they saw us a competition or as a thorn. I know we aren’t a news site by any stretch of our imagination but we feature the most important topics affecting our country at the time, we made memes such as this one and many others that went viral. We were the original deplorables of our time. Now, the gods of the universe are attacking Alex Jones because Alex Jones while I don’t agree with everything he says and I am not one of his followers, him and Infowars along with @unclesamsmisguidedchildren and many other pages were 110% supporters of Donald Trump. Alex Jones and his team were behind making sure we deplorables as the left call us had support in social media by sharing the information that needed to be shared. They are afraid of Alex Jones, they are afraid of all those who are saying things that go against their socialistic propaganda and we must all unite or one day we will all be answering our doors to some gestapo arresting us for saying what others don’t have the balls to say. Example of what’s to come is what’s happening in the UK & what’s happening to Tommy Robinson. Tell me who you aren’t allowed to criticize and I tell you who controls you. Just so you know, the first time we were taken down was due to the mere fact that we posted the connection between Hitler and the Moslem brotherhood. They were afraid we educate the masses that Hitler thought of Islam as the perfect idiology to rule the masses.
Antidote, God, and Love: <p><a href="http://phantomemes.tumblr.com/post/166125434642/rp-sentence-starters-taken-from-rupi-kaurs-work" class="tumblr_blog">phantomemes</a>:</p><blockquote> <blockquote><p><small>rp sentence starters taken from <b>rupi kaur’s</b> work , <b>the sun and her flowers</b>.</small></p></blockquote> <p><small>“ my heart cracked inside my body. ”<br/>“ no one is coming in and no one is getting out. ”<br/>“ i deserved someone who was willing to stay.”<br/>“ a dozen different thoughts tear through me each second. ”<br/>“ i envy the winds who still witness you. ”<br/>“ i could be anything in the world. ”<br/>“ but i wanted to be his. ”<br/>“ what does love look like? ”<br/>“ i realized how naive i have been. ”<br/>“ i’m about to get up and walk right out the door. ”<br/>“ you cannot walk in and out of me like a revolving door. ”<br/>“ you took the sun with you when you left. ”<br/>“ when you plunged the knife into me you also began bleeding. ”<br/>“ you will suffer the way you make me suffer. ”<br/>“ i think my body knew you would not stay. ”<br/>“ your absence is a missing limb. ”<br/>“ it must be hard to live with what ifs. ”<br/>“ how did we live through it and how are we still living? ”<br/>“ i can tell when you’re lying. ”<br/>“ the person i fell in love with was a mirage. ”<br/>“ i notice everything i do not have. ”<br/>“ i hardened under the last loss. ”<br/>“ all i dream is to soften. ”<br/>“ i barely feel like living. ”<br/>“ why are you so unkind to me? ”<br/>“ you are waiting for someone who is not coming back. ”<br/>“ i was the warmest place you knew. ”<br/>“ you turned me cold. ”<br/>“ the irony of loneliness is we all feel it at the same time. ”<br/>“ you must see no worth in yourself. ”<br/>“ worth is not something we transfer. ”<br/>“ growth is a process. ”<br/>“ your actions are not my responsibility. ”<br/>“ it’s okay to let others help pick up the pieces. ”<br/>“ i do not weep because i’m unhappy. ”<br/>“ i have everything and yet i am unhappy. ”<br/>“ nothing in this world was promised or belonged to you. ”<br/>“ all you own is yourself. ”<br/>“ you have already rotted. ”<br/>“ there is nothing left for me to do. ”<br/>“ what if nothing wants me because i do not want me? ”<br/>“ i am both the poison and the antidote. ”<br/>“ i have survived far too much to go quietly. ”<br/>“ my death will be grand. ”<br/>“ all i’ve ever known is pain. ”<br/>“ never feel guilty for starting again. ”<br/>“ i am the ghost of ghosts. ”<br/>“ there is god in you. ”  </small><br/></p> </blockquote>

phantomemes: rp sentence starters taken from rupi kaur’s work , the sun and her flowers. “ my heart cracked inside my body. ”“ no one is com...