it’s weird explaining to people in other countries why you can’t just go to the doctor/a hospital/etc
i would only go to the doctor if i was coughing up blood and passing out from fever for days or something
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 crocks is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
before i go to bed i want to reiterate that if you like scary games you should definitely look at knock-knock, as of now it is 5 dollars for ios and i believe still 10 dollars on pc
if you enjoy amnesia, i would check it out- aesthetically it’s very different but it has a lot of similar things thematically (hide from/avoid monsters rather than fighting them, mechanics that deal with dark and light, keep your mental health in a good state, etc)
it’s entertaining both in terms of mechanics and story and also very scary (at least for me, it wasn’t a game to play in the dark before bed.)
also i think it makes a good introduction to the writing and story-telling style of ice-pick lodge while being short compared to their other games. and as you know my goal is to convince everyone to play pathologic.
the only real fault i would warn you about is that the mechanics are not particularly well explained, but i found figuring them out to be enjoyable- if you’re having trouble it’s easy enough to find gameplay videos on youtube, or just ask me or something. regardless of any faults it is a really good and spooky game and pretty cheap. definitely worth it. go buy it. tell your friends & family.
it is so odd to think of david as a person who has an age and a birthday (david is our director)
today is david’s 60th birthday
What exactly has been happening? D:
there was some contamination at a major water plant and now several areas of the city(including where i am) are advised to only drink water if they boil it first
it’s really probably not that big a deal, the chance of it being seriously bad for our health is low, but this advisory came from the same government people who said FLAMMABLE water in wva was TOTALLY safe to drink and people are still having complications from that, so. better to be safe.
really, all today has proven is that if a serious waterborne pathogen ever hits, we are beyond fucked
please give all your money to ice-pick lodge