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Old 10-05-2018, 05:35 PM
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BTW - how's it going down in Chile? Still teaching English?
Very good thanks! Yes, still teaching but also earning a bit on the side consulting to the container shipping industry.

It's funny, only the other day I was wondering where you were. Hadn't seen you here for what seemed ages. Glad to see you posting again!
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:36 PM
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:37 PM
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In America, sure. You loons called Bill Clinton a socialist. Obama a socialist. Obamacare (which is literally the expansion of a massive private insurance system) socialist.

You ****ers can't be trusted to define socialism any more than you can be trusted to pronounce aluminium.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:39 PM
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Very good thanks! Yes, still teaching but also earning a bit on the side consulting to the container shipping industry.

It's funny, only the other day I was wondering where you were. Hadn't seen you here for what seemed ages! Glad to see you posting again!
Hang out in GPD mostly. Getting too old to care about most of the garbage over on this thread. But when I see Heb abusing me, my heart fills with joy.
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The US no good at running an affordable healthcare system!
It's at the beck and call of the insurance companies.
The whole system is there to make money. Healthcare is a secondary item.
Entirely. My latest grievance is that it is almost impossible to find out how much something is going to cost before you do it.

I had an accident this time last year, got knocked off my bike and had to go to the emergency room - nothing serious, just needed some glue in a cut in my eyebrow.

I got the bill relatively quickly and passed on the $1000 ish bill to the driver who promptly paid. 9 months later I get another bill, apparently for the doctor, for a further $600. Ignoring the outrageous cost for 30 mins of non-treatment - it's the way these hidden costs just appear out of nowhere. Asking doctors as to the costs gets you nowhere - they don't know. Calling the insurance company is time consuming and often inaccurate or opaque.

The only solution I see is a massive expansion of medicare/aid and the use collective bargaining to get costs closer to something more comparable to sensible countries. But that could only happen under a president with a huge mandate and overwhelming support in both houses.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:45 PM
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Bit harsh getting your driver to pay. I'd have gone with the gardener myself.
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Old 10-05-2018, 05:53 PM
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Old 10-05-2018, 06:10 PM
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Entirely. My latest grievance is that it is almost impossible to find out how much something is going to cost before you do it.

I had an accident this time last year, got knocked off my bike and had to go to the emergency room - nothing serious, just needed some glue in a cut in my eyebrow.

I got the bill relatively quickly and passed on the $1000 ish bill to the driver who promptly paid. 9 months later I get another bill, apparently for the doctor, for a further $600. Ignoring the outrageous cost for 30 mins of non-treatment - it's the way these hidden costs just appear out of nowhere. Asking doctors as to the costs gets you nowhere - they don't know. Calling the insurance company is time consuming and often inaccurate or opaque.

The only solution I see is a massive expansion of medicare/aid and the use collective bargaining to get costs closer to something more comparable to sensible countries. But that could only happen under a president with a huge mandate and overwhelming support in both houses.
It used to make me laugh when the paperwork from the insurance company, following a doctors visit or whatever, would show how much they (the insurance co) had "saved" me.
Absolute bollocks of course, they hadn't saved me anything.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:31 PM
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It used to make me laugh when the paperwork from the insurance company, following a doctors visit or whatever, would show how much they (the insurance co) had "saved" me.
Absolute bollocks of course, they hadn't saved me anything.
What's the deal with health coverage down there?
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:03 AM
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Old 11-05-2018, 02:41 AM
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What's the deal with health coverage down there?
Somewhat similar to the US model only waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper. For the same level of coverage that we had in the US for about $1200 a month we now pay around $200 and the copays are much cheaper too.

It was one of the reasons we decided to come here. There's no way we could have afforded to pay US health insurance and have the same semi-retired life-style that we have here.
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North Korea pull out of talks with the South over SK/US joint manoeuvres putting the Trump summit with Kim in doubt. Diplomacy maybe not as easy as Orangeman thinks?
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North Korea pull out of talks with the South over SK/US joint manoeuvres putting the Trump summit with Kim in doubt. Diplomacy maybe not as easy as Orangeman thinks?
let’s see, shall we. Superficially it looks like a move to get additional concessions out of Trump. His ego wants the Korea meeting. Korea know this
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lets see, shall we. Superficially it looks like a move to get additional concessions out of Trump. His ego wants the Korea meeting. Korea know this
NK are blaming John Bolton, Trump's recent appointment, for the cancellation. They now also say they have no intention of getting rid of their nukes..
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