You know, I think one of the worst feelings is finding out that you didn’t mean as much to someone as you thought you did, and you just feel stupid, and because you looked desperate, about caring too much.
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.
this is horrifying
Please reblog if you are a girl and have ever been made to feel ashamed of one or more of these things (wanting to prove a point to some asshole):
-your clothing choice
-your amount of make up
-not having sex
-having your period
-not appreciating catcalls
literally all except 2 jfc
Literally all. And some by my family.
|The original post only has US helplines. I've added UK helplines underneath. It would be great if people could add numbers from everywhere in the world.|
|Eating Disorders Hotline:||1-847-831-3438|
|Rape and Sexual Assault:||1-800-656-4673|
|Runaway:||1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000|
|Exhale:||After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-4394253|
|Samaritans (for any problem):||08457909090 e-mail email@example.com|
|Childline (for anyone under 18 with any problem):||08001111|
|Mind infoline (mental health information):||0300 123 3393 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mind legal advice (for people who need mental-health related legal advice):||0300 466 6463 email@example.com|
|b-eat eating disorder support:||0845 634 14 14 (only open Mon-Fri 10.30am-8.30pm and Saturday 1pm-4.30pm) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|b-eat youthline (for under 25's with eating disorders):||08456347650 (open Mon-Fri 4.30pm - 8.30pm, Saturday 1pm-4.30pm)|
|Cruse Bereavement Care:||08444779400 e-mail: email@example.com|
|Frank (information and advice on drugs):||0800776600|
|Rape Crisis England & Wales:||0808 802 9999 1(open 2 - 2.30pm 7 - 9.30pm) e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rape Crisis Scotland:||08088 01 03 02 every day, 6pm to midnight|
|India Self Harm Hotline:||00 08001006614|
|India Suicide Helpline:||022-27546669|
|Kids Help Phone (Canada):||1-800-668-6868, Free and available 24/7|