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Old 08-24-2017, 09:43 AM
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Nice 'Octoburns' Charlie and Greg!

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Thanks T.C. !! Was great news for sure! People don't understand cancer -- it weighs on you daily... is it "back" -- is it still there.... will it move to somewhere else etc.


By the way ----- so much for Obamacare -- laughing at this thought --- our insurance is up about double what it was before O'care.... and my out of pocket cost per procedure is about 18 grand. What would normal folks do!?!?!?!?!
I hear you! I'm getting my Knee replaced in 3 weeks and after my Auto Insurance (was in an Accident 2 months ago) & Medical Insurance, I'm betting I will be out of Pocket $6,000!
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Fantastic news GW! Stay healthy and strong forever!

EDIT: BTW, re: my quick O-Care story ... my boy has had a lifelong an endocrine issue. We deal, but every year the changing insurance coverage is an issue. Past few years, it's been about the medicine costs. Year one was about $6k a quarter. It got better and I thought we outsmarted them last year at next to no cost. This year his specialist does not accept his insurance. We paid out of pocket, but it's over the top. We 'finally' got an in network appointment at CHLA in DECEMBER! This means we'll get one appointment out of insurance before it changes again next year. In a city of about 10 million you'd think Blue Shield would have more than one pediatric specialist? F'n ridiculous!

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Foolproof way to avoid Obamadontcare nightmares?

Just get yourself elected to the Congress or Senate. They don't have to use it/are exempted...(as many here know).

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Foolproof way to avoid Obamadontcare nightmares?

Just get yourself elected to the Congress or Senate. They don't have to use it/are exempted...(as many here know).

Doesn't help if you die young. My Grandfather was a Senator, Divorced my Grandmother, ran with Wild Women and died of a heart attack at age 38!
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Awesome news. That makes the day tons better.
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Just had another ERCP where they clean out my liver stents. Take biopsies etc. They have once again declared me 100 % cancer free. In fact. Said I'm the picture of perfect health.
Thats something else!!! Happy for you Greg...
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Awesome news. That makes the day tons better.



Thanks Stuart!


Funny -- My Doctor at Mayo said he just loves to see me.... because most all of his patients have so many on going issues and that while many of them do get better - they've suffered so. He gets giddy when he's showing us the MRI images and how much improved everything is. For the first time this visit - he sorta acknowledged my course of medicine might just be the miracle.



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Thanks T.C. !! Was great news for sure! People don't understand cancer -- it weighs on you daily... is it "back" -- is it still there.... will it move to somewhere else etc.
How true as every time you start to feel funny or night right that is the first thing that comes to your mind.

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Just had another ERCP where they clean out my liver stents. Take biopsies etc. They have once again declared me 100 % cancer free. In fact. Said I'm the picture of perfect health.
Freaking Awesome !!!

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NO KIDDING!! Except in your system they might just say -- oh well -- so sorry.... IDK. I've heard that in England if you have prostate cancer and you're 65+ they just say that! I don't know if that really is fact.
Funny my best friends father who is 75 and healthy except for Colon cancer living in Italy had to fly here to America to have surgery since after a certain age (don't know the actual number) they don't do extended life car. So they basically sent him home to die. He chose to fly here have surgery and then had back home 6 weeks later. Good news is he is doing fine.



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EDIT: BTW, re: my quick O-Care story ... my boy has had a lifelong an endocrine issue. We deal, but every year the changing insurance coverage is an issue. Past few years, it's been about the medicine costs. Year one was about $6k a quarter. It got better and I thought we outsmarted them last year at next to no cost. This year his specialist does not accept his insurance. We paid out of pocket, but it's over the top. We 'finally' got an in network appointment at CHLA in DECEMBER! This means we'll get one appointment out of insurance before it changes again next year. In a city of about 10 million you'd think Blue Shield would have more than one pediatric specialist? F'n ridiculous!

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Ron very sorry to here this as it sucks to have kids that are sick or need constant medical care. My heart goes out to you and your family.

btw - Screw Obamacare as it's f-n worthless and all it did for me was raise our insurance costs to the point of stupidity.
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btw - Screw Obamacare as it's f-n worthless and all it did for me was raise our insurance costs to the point of stupidity.



Our rates are well over double -- I have coverage for items we don't want or need (Gwen won't be pregnant any time soon).... our deductible is near $10,000 (in my eyes you need to add this amount to your premium costs to figure out what you're really paying for insurance).... and the out of pocket for all the crap they don't cover now (they used to) would break a working family.

Basically O'care forced those that couldn't afford insurance to buy it - which many probably didn't anyway -- they'll still stick the doctors and hospitals with unpaid bills -- and then the pre-existing conditions mandate swamped everyone with costs that are simply unsustainable regardless of how much my premiums went up.

We need a multi tiered system -- public and private -- not everyone is going to get premium care - they'll get the care they "need" to sustain.... which is more what the euro and canadian models are. You get basic care - more than that - you pay for private care. It may not be "fair" - but life isn't fair nor is it "equal". Never has been - never will be. We need to have controls on what it COSTS -- because that's why insurance is so costly that people can't afford it. We probably also will have to go to a non-profit system for basic healthcare. It's all driven by money. If someone invests in a hospital - then they want a return on that investment..... so that's where "government" needs to step in and build clinics and staff them.


If a people can't afford to pay for medical school -- fine -- we'll pay for it - and you can pay it back with giving an equal amount of time to one of the community clinics or hospitals. You'll get a basic salary - and when you're done you can do whatever you want with the rest of your career.
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