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1 Bulworth  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 9:56:17am

Derp. Shrill and stupid is no way to go through life, son.

I’ve read several good pieces over the past few days about this and other related health-insurance matters. You’d think that in this information age, one of these dolts could manage to read up on the subject.

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2 6monkeys  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:23:01am

I am a 37 year old woman. My parents carried insurance on me from the time I was born until I got married at age 18. From age 18 until now I have never gone without insurance. For 37 years insurance has collected premiums in my name and for most of those years I was healthy and barely did more than my yearly gyn checkup. I had 6 unmedicated births, none of them cost the insurance more than $2,500. For 33 years I paid far, far more into the insurance pot than I used in benefits.

Then my youngest was born 4-1/2 years ago and I started having health issues and went from specialist to specialist trying to get an answer for what was wrong with me. After a year of that I was diagnosed with MS but I was still having issues that were not typical MS issues. Off to see an MS specialist who said I had some sort of secondary issue going on. Off I went from doctor to doctor (I’ve almost fulfilled my lifetime goal of being seen by every doctor known to man. I think I only have 3 more to go LOL). Anyway, after about 3 years of this I was just finally given a diagnosis for the secondary condition (fibromyalgia). A double diagnosis of crappiness. Both diseases are debilitating and, in my case, they are feeding off each other so an MS flare will trigger a fibro flare, ect., in a vicious and exhausting cycle.

People like this piss me off to no end. Health care should not be a luxury bestowed upon the wealthy. It is a freaking human right. I have the right to live as full and comfortable life as possible and I should not have to pay the highest premiums because of it. I did not wake up and think “Ya know, this whole being active with my family thing is getting old. I’m gonna try being a burden to them for a while and see how that goes!”

He’s an asshat…but if he ever developed a “male only” disease I would not begrudge him doing everything possible to have the highest quality of life he could, and I especially wouldn’t belittle him or expect him to go bankrupt because he won the crappy health lottery.

3 HappyWarrior  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:51:53am

Stossel’s act has always been stale. Try again old sport.

4 sagehen  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:03:18am

You’d think these men would be embarrassed to admit that they have no idea how women’s bodies work.

Women who get pregnant — need a doctor
Women who wanted to get pregnant but didn’t — need a doctor
Women who wanted to not get pregnant — most of them needed a doctor
Women who are lifelong celibate — 20% have some kind of girly-bits medical issue.

p.s. — women who need maternity care… there was a man in that equation. Somewhere. I’m sure of it.

5 Bulworth  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:23:26pm
Stossel’s act has always been stale. Try again old sport.

Stossel was last interesting in 1992.

6 Snarknado!  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:35:05pm

Maybe men should pay more because of the added expense of surgical removal of feet from their mouths.

7 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:35:58pm

re: #6 Snarknado!

Maybe men should pay more because of the added expense of surgical removal of feet from their mouths.

And their heads from their nether regions…

8 Backwoods_Sleuth  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 12:38:31pm

re: #2 6monkeys

And then the insurance company decides you’re too expensive to cover anymore, so you get dropped and no other carrier will take you.

Until now.

9 BusyMonster  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 2:16:18pm

I wonder what it would be like if a dumbass like Stossel started with the facts, and constructed an argument that lead to a conclusion, based on the facts.

Instead of doing it like a dumbass, and starting with the conclusion he wants and then making up stupid “facts” to support his lazy conclusion.

10 Joanne  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 3:26:21pm

re: #5 Bulworth

Stossel was last interesting in 1992.

Right around the time Dennis Miller was last funny.

11 RadicalModerate  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 4:04:35pm

re: #5 Bulworth

Stossel was last interesting in 1992.

He’s always been a hack, whose only real claim to fame was back in the 1980s.

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12 GeneJockey  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 4:10:23pm

re: #9 BusyMonster

I wonder what it would be like if a dumbass like Stossel started with the facts, and constructed an argument that lead to a conclusion, based on the facts.

Instead of doing it like a dumbass, and starting with the conclusion he wants and then making up stupid “facts” to support his lazy conclusion.

Where’s the fun outrage in that?

13 majii  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 5:10:45pm

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I turned 47. I had done everything I could to avoid being a diabetic because my mom was a diabetic, and I saw what she had to go through. Surely, Stossel doesn’t think I watched my diet and exercised for 47 years because I wanted to become a diabetic. I do visit my doctor for my diabetes every three months (unless I have a problem with it,) and I feel entitled to do so. I worked 35 years in a row before I retired, and during that time, until I reached the age of 47, I visited only my OB/GYN once a year. I’ve paid far more to United Healthcare and Blue Cross Blue Shield over the years than I have received in patient care dollars, so John Stossel can sit down and STFU. I strongly believe in the Affordable Care Act’s basic premise that preventive healthcare is important in improving and extending lives and in saving healthcare dollars. In my case, I know this is true because having a great doctor and taking better care of my diabetes is helping me to avoid ending up on dialysis like my oldest brother. Stossel is an ignorant ass, and until he becomes a woman, he should shut his yap about women’s health issues.


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