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  •  Could you post this comment as a diary? (5+ / 0-)
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    Dumbo, MRA NY, Avilyn, GAladybug, LoreleiHI

    The appalling medical neglect those of us that are dependent on medicaid is another Reagan Zombie we need to fix.

    Lol Reagan Zombie, we can do a whole series of post on the walking dead federal agencies Reagan left us after 20 years of cuts.

    "Til you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules" John Lennon - Working Class Hero

    by Horace Boothroyd III on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 05:42:34 AM PDT

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    •  No, because I'm embarrassed by this shit. (6+ / 0-)

      And when I've mentioned it before, in the context of the ACA, I got hammered for being lazy about exploiting other resources.

      My bigger point wasn't even about me, above, but about the degrading aspect of the system, and I worry very much that it's where Medicare and SS are heading with the means-testing idea.  

      Means-testing sounds SO GOOD on the surface -- making sure that the people who need the services most get them, and saving money by not offering them to the better off.  However, no sane person with insurance would ever willingly tolerate shit like what I described, much less be willing to have your eyes cut open by such a doctor.  

      "I can't see anything anymore, doctor!"  

      "Well, you were the last patient of the day.  Give it a few weeks and maybe you'll get used to it, then make another appointment.  NEXT!"

      Means-testing probably does save money, but it establishes a beggar relationship, which must please the Republicans, who would like people to dread and despair about being in the grip of any government service.

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