Showing posts with label healthcare. Show all posts
Showing posts with label healthcare. Show all posts

31 March 2018

Budget and Survival Skills versus In Sickness and In Health

The alternate title for this post is:
“Am I being callous, insensitive, lacking empathy, unsympathetic, cruel and unkind?”


Perusing my eMail Inbox and quickly glanced at a question in one of the messages that made me chuckle. It was about what your knee-jerk reaction is when faced with financial problems.

  • When experiencing financial difficulties does your instinct immediately prod you to cut back?
 
Well? I guess so! But more than likely my “cutbacks” happen because there's no money! Not sure my “instinct” was necessary. ((O.o))

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On a serious note, the question provoked my memory recall. A while back, was watching a popular talk show once and it was rather disturbing. It's disturbing that people who do things that don't make sense are always “ill”. This woman supposedly had an “illness”. She would buy stuff she didn't really need!

  • If you're filthy rich and you have large barns to store all of your worldly possessions, then it doesn't matter. You would be called a “shopaholic”.
  • If you bought a load of crap and had the decency to give it away because you realized you weren't really using it, you'd be called “charitable”.
But when loads of crap are piled up in your house to the point that the place is a junk heap and you and your partner can barely see the bed you both lie down to sleep on and you're making your mate physically ill … then you're sick!

A team was sent in to clean the place up and the team actually got sick from breathing in toxic stuff – dust, spores, mites, who knows what! - from piles of clothing, etc. that had been lying around the home for years. Items bought from the store that still had the price tags on them!!!
 
Listening to the interviewer questioning this woman as to why she was buying things she didn't need and her response was … (not an exact quote): “Because the blouses were on sale and there were different colors available, so I bought one in each color.” 
 
The interviewer turns to question the husband and it seems he gave her credit cards for her spending purposes. You know? Grocery shopping, health and beauty needs, wardrobe necessities, things for practical living, and maybe an occasional gift or guilty pleasure luxury product.


Started thinking to myself. Don't know who the sick person is. The wife or the husband? Seems to me the CURE was taking away the credit cards. YOU CAN'T BUY NOTHING IF YOU AIN'T GOT NO MONEY!!!


It really perturbs me, that people do dumb stuff and get to write it off as an “illness”. OR … am I being insensitive to this poor woman who is clearly not poor because she can afford to buy things she has no need for, has no place to put them, and never even blinked at the thought about making a donation to a charity!!

(Just a rant. Thank you for letting me shout it out.)


Content first published at PersonaPaper, September 2, 2015.

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17 October 2017

Obama's Healthcare Reform - Will It Remain Law or Become History?

(Updated Oct 2017.) 

 


(Updated Oct 2016.)
Access to proper healthcare for all the citizens of the United States of America should be and should have always been a given; not a topic for philosophical debate, as if we're all great minds gathering together on the Areopagus trying to reach an agreement on the purpose and meaning of life, and why - if God does exist - why He couldn't create human beings with perfect health who never need a physician any way!!  But since He didn't and some of US do get sick, who are the ones that truly deserve to receive medical treatment?!  Cause clearly some of US are more important than others.
(Whatever!  Just write it off as my bad attitude!)


President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall m...
President Barack Obama speaks at a town hall meeting on health care reform Thursday, June 11, 2009, at Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


But healthcare is big business here in the USA and if an industry's cash flow is going to be "possibly" disrupted by a "law", well one can expect lengthy heated and robust discussion on the matter for ... ??? ... for forever!!


Back in November 2012, shared these links to suite.io (formerly Suite101) articles via my business page on Google+ - Insurance Mart and Insurance SMART; and hashtagged them #healthcarereform #healthcare #health #obamacare.  Recycling them here at my blog for historical reference purposes.*


  • The "opposition" to Obamacare made it plain on several occasions that they have a mission to REPEAL OBAMACARE.
  • Obama has tried do his best. Best or not, 2016 he has to go.
  • So! 2016 and beyond - Will Obamacare remain law or become a historical reference point like the efforts all the other US presidents before him?  
(Yes it is the last quarter of 2014.  Time waits for no one.  There will be a newly elected leader soon and don't think this subject won't be a hot button topic on his or her "To Do List".  So do your homework, and ready yourselves to understand the PROs and CONs when this matter is being publicly discussed reasonably and intelligently - for the good of all the people.)

*Great articles.  Unfortunately not published at the site anymore.  Supplied replacement links below.

U.S. Presidents And Health Care Reform

Article by Robert Mcroberts - Summary: " For nearly one hundred years, U.S. Presidents have struggled with the complicated politics of health care reform and universal health insurance."

(Not Obama!  He went into office with a mission!  Insurance companies not gonna screw over nobody else's momma!!!)

"Presidents And Health Reform: From Franklin D. Roosevelt To Barack Obama." Health Affairs. Project HOPE: The People-to-People Health Foundation, Inc., 01 June 2010. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
( http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/6/1096.full ).

Health Care Reform: Self Employment and 'Obamacare'

Article by Kc Morgan - Summary"The left says it's a much-needed health care reform. The right says it's the root of all evil. Where do the self employed fall when it comes to 'Obamacare?' "

"Health Insurance for Self-Employed People, Startup Businesses." HealtheDeals. Health EDeals Insurance Solutions, a Division of IHC Specialty Benefits, n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2016. ( http://www.healthedeals.com/articles/health-insurance-for-self-employed-people-startup-businesses ).

Insurance Mart and Insurance Smart shares general health info.   
For general information purposes. Not to be substituted for medical advice. 



Trump and Clinton spar over Obamacare during presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton sparred over Obamacare during the second presidential debate on Sunday, outlining how they would reform the health insurance system. "Obamacare is a disaster," Trump said. "You know it, we all know it."



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God Bless America | Looking Ahead to 2016 ( another historical marker)

23 June 2017

WonderGel : Comfort Products for Back Pain and Pressure Relief

Do you sit for extended periods and have back ache? 


U.S. Inventors in the United States created and patented gel cushions. The technology was first applied to medical patients for pressure relief, spinal alignment, and back support for sufferers of chronic back pain. “This patented column-buckling gel technology has been used for over 15 years in therapeutic care of advanced critical care hospital patients.” But now WonderGel offers a line of gel seat cushions and other comfort products that are readily available to anyone.  Sample item presented below.







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