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@ Saturnalia « Sun 7:53:59 pm »
@AARR it is an honor to inspire somebody like you ;) :D
@ AARR « Sun 5:03:46 pm »
It was 65 and sunny when I started biking but 55 and rainy when I finished
@ AARR « Sun 5:00:54 pm »
Saturnalia, you gave me the idea of Imlay City Northern :)
@ AARR « Sun 4:50:51 pm »
has started a new topic: Imlay City Northern
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 2:14:24 pm »
has started a new topic: Oakwood Jct - 4.10 / 4.11
@ AARR « Sun 12:31:13 pm »
Woot woot
@ AARR « Sun 7:05:54 am »
@ Talk « Sun 1:49:20 am »
@ Talk « Sun 12:01:33 am »
#2 Beta Male
@ Jeff L « Sun 12:00:01 am »
#1 Alpha Male
@ Saturnalia « Sat 11:55:54 pm »
Without throwing out the baby with the bath water and nationalizing like 15% of the US economy, in an industry where we are a global leader in patient outcomes and innovation
@ Saturnalia « Sat 11:55:09 pm »
There really isn’t any evidence that the government is more efficient at administration costs. And again much of that cost is driven by the regulations and industry footprint today. That 20% can be significantly reduced with the correct reforms
@ Saturnalia « Sat 11:54:25 pm »
I don’t see any reason why businesses shouldn’t be in healthcare
@ Jetlink « Sat 9:00:47 pm »
dishes dishes
@ Jetlink « Sat 8:35:36 pm »
darky darky
@ Jetlink « Sat 8:09:29 pm »
rainy rainy
@ AARR « Sat 7:47:26 pm »
Woot woot
@ ~Z~ « Sat 7:17:02 pm »
yes, the eastbound ride for the last 2.5 miles of my ride were pretty tough
@ Jetlink « Sat 7:13:21 pm »
My health is directly tied to my bikey rates. :)
@ Jetlink « Sat 7:12:52 pm »
Steady wind from the east today. Had some 25+mph miles on the west bound legs.
@ Jetlink « Sat 7:12:20 pm »
15.50 miles 54:42 17.0 mph 794 Kcals 302’ elevation gained. 1 phase today so two miles on the dirt road included on that .
@ Jetlink « Sat 7:11:05 pm »
Bikey complet
@ ~Z~ « Sat 6:12:25 pm »
my health is directly tied to taco bell consumption.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 6:12:02 pm »
Om nom, taco bell has been consumed. TONY ROBBINS no longer hungry.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 6:08:06 pm »
my health shouldn’t be tied to my employer that strongly.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 6:07:23 pm »
medicare for all - we already have medicare.. businesses need to be out of the health care game. I know it’s a huge reason why businesses do everything they can to hire people to work just under the number of hours to be full time, so they don’t have to pay health insurance fees.
@ ~Z~ « Sat 6:05:36 pm »
last I heard, 20%+ of the costs I pay for premiums and payments on the bill goes toward insurance/billing administration. such a waste.
@ Saturnalia « Sat 5:24:16 pm »
And if I have to choose between corporate board rooms and the government as the head of the healthcare system, I’ll take corporate any day. At least they can’t make things illegal and tax me
@ Saturnalia « Sat 5:23:27 pm »
OBAMACARE was sold as doing some of that when in reality it was all about increased subsidized access
@ Saturnalia « Sat 5:22:57 pm »
The insurance system is convoluted, but could be fixed through reform. It needs not be replaced by an entirely different system
@ Saturnalia « Sat 5:22:27 pm »
I should be able to look up a provider and see their costs before I go
@ Saturnalia « Sat 5:22:09 pm »
Insurance and providers do profit, but not to the largess that breaks the system. The problem is a lack of price transparency and the absolute jungle of payments going every which way
@ ~Z~ « Sat 4:08:14 pm »
on a positive note, kiddos have all their gear for their first season of soccer games. we’ll see how they enjoy, or hate it :)
@ ~Z~ « Sat 4:07:33 pm »
the amount of money going to for-profit insurance companies is a terrible waste
@ ~Z~ « Sat 4:07:02 pm »
hopefully the system gets changed before you experience that
@ ~Z~ « Sat 4:06:43 pm »
I don’t know if you’ll grasp it well until you pay health insurance and foot bills in the thousands on top of the monthly premiums.
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:17:57 pm »
Europe has pretty well botched the vaccine rollout, universal healthcare systems all
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:17:35 pm »
The UK’s system was sacked by COVID. But I will admit that they are outpacing the rest of Europe, but much of that is thanks to Brexit and being able to do their own thing on vaccines
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:16:25 pm »
There are plenty of things that can be done in the free-market system and still take care of the poor like we already do
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:16:03 pm »
Universal Healthcare is not just a monopoly, it’s a monopoly run by politicians. No thanks
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:15:37 pm »
And I (and many others) don’t want the government to be such a part of it
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:15:20 pm »
For one, there needs to be cost control
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:15:12 pm »
Universal healthcare just isn’t the be-all, end-all of healthcare
@ ~Z~ « Sat 2:03:08 pm »
you know how neat is was to go to get the vaccine, and not be concerned at all about how much the bill is going to be? be great if that concern just goes away if we can ever drag ourselves over to universal health care.
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:01:51 pm »
The US has shown to once again have the best medical research, manufacturing and distribution system in the world. It’s not perfect but we’re beating the pants off everybody else.
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:01:09 pm »
There will always be those too driven for profit, at least on the administrative side, but the folks out there doing the research, conducting the trials, manufacturing and shipping the vaccines and administering them all rightly feel part of something bigger than themselves and deserve lord of credit for it
@ Saturnalia « Sat 2:00:06 pm »
I and many others are able to look past that in most cases. I don’t inherently trust this admin on policy and stuff but I genuinely believe that the medical industry wants to succeed in patient care
@ Saturnalia « Sat 1:59:18 pm »
It isn’t just that most people disagree anymore, there is a deep distrust in anything
@ Saturnalia « Sat 1:58:58 pm »
I think the political vaccine hesitancy stems from each political side deeply distrusting the other
@ ~Z~ « Sat 1:22:59 pm »
got about a 22 mile ride in before our rainy weekend.
@ Micah_D « Sat 11:16:25 am »
has started a new topic: Trip down to Florida
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:53:29 am »
Image28th Street by Jonathon Leese, on Flickr
@ ~Z~ « Sat 10:46:16 am »
it’ll be nice when someone figures out how to prevent the common cold. sign me up for that. same with however to prevent all cancers. fund all the research!
@ ~Z~ « Sat 10:43:49 am »
i’m in an odd camp on the flu vaccine. i’ve only had it twice that i know of since turning 18. one time was within a day or two of the only time I got a flu shot, and had it pretty bad.
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:33:52 am »
Got my first shot (pfizer) last Monday and I go back on the 19th for round 2
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:28:48 am »
well, I’ve never had the flu yet, so....
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:28:38 am »
For the record, I have always been pro-vaccine. I get a flu shot every year, even when many people like to say "oh that doesn’t ever work, I’m not getting one"
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:25:57 am »
I do find it somewhat humorous that when Trump was first starting to tout the vaccine, many Democrats were crying "it’s too rushed! It won’t be safe!" and once it finally came around, they did a 180
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:24:34 am »
It just seems to be people that are either ill-informed or think it will affect them negatively
@ SD80MAC « Sat 10:23:46 am »
In my experience, it doesn’t seem to be any one political ideology that’s against the vaccine. Have to remember, it was Trump that was touting the vaccine as the best solution, too

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