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kurtster

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 - 6:50pm

 R_P wrote:
One of the things that struck me in Tijuana was the number of Farmacias.
Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About

 
On a trip together to California in 2006, we went down to TJ for a meal and to buy albuterol inhalers for the wife.  Yes pharmacies were everywhere.  The price was pretty decent, too.  We bought a half a dozen.  Going back across the border, one of the agents noted all the inhalers buried in her purse but his partner said give her a break.  It is now nearly impossible to bring anything as innocuous as inhalers back let alone anything more serious.

That has little to do with Americans going down there for dental care and things like that which you can still do.  You just cannot bring anything back with you.  Americans / Californians have been going south of the border for cheap medical care since I can remember and I'm pretty damn old now.  This is hardly breaking news.

remember Laetrile ?  When that was 'discovered' as a cancer treatment is when people first started going south of the border for medical treatment when it was banned in the States.  Since then they discovered that other services were inexpensive and kept on going back for more medical care.


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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 - 4:12pm



 R_P wrote:
 
Pig nose ugly in yo face  isn't inspiring affection. Pork chops, maybe you needs a hobby?

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 - 1:17pm

One of the things that struck me in Tijuana was the number of Farmacias.
Millions of Americans Flood Into Mexico for Health Care — the Human Caravan You Haven’t Heard About
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haresfur

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Posted: Jan 9, 2019 - 1:35pm

From a VA nurse: What do you call a patient in a VA hospital who has 2 arms and 2 legs?
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Pre-op
pigtail

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Location: Southern California
Gender: Female


Posted: Jan 9, 2019 - 10:25am



 miamizsun wrote:


what's your general diagnosis?  treatment?

interested in your perspective 


 
Let's take out some of the funding for weaponry and take care of those that put their lives on the line.  It also shouldn't matter if that Vet makes 10,00 a year of 100,000.  If you served your time in the military and were honorably discharged than you earned that benefit.  Those who supposedly make too much income to qualify for benefits is BS.  These people earned it regardless of what they did after their service to the country is complete.  I know you didn't mean my perspective but you got it anyway.......LOL

Steely_D

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Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 1:22pm



 miamizsun wrote:


what's your general diagnosis?  treatment?

interested in your perspective 


 

Too much inertia. Too many people with self-preservation in mind who can't make hard decisions. You can't move forward if you have to convince all those people of your ideas, especially if it will change their lives.


miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 1:14pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 

If we provided a national healthcare system the need for a full-featured VA system, or a Workman's Comp, or County Hospitals - they'd all go away. The Vets would still need some care specific to their experiences (a la Agent Orange), but an entire independent system of hospitals, etc? Gone, replaced with a national electronically connected system available to all vets, all poor, all injured.

We already spend more per capita than a lot of other nations, and have worse outcomes. 


 

what's your general diagnosis?  treatment?

interested in your perspective 


Steely_D

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 1:05pm



 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 

If we provided a national healthcare system the need for a full-featured VA system, or a Workman's Comp, or County Hospitals - they'd all go away. The Vets would still need some care specific to their experiences (a la Agent Orange), but an entire independent system of hospitals, etc? Gone, replaced with a national electronically connected system available to all vets, all poor, all injured.

We already spend more per capita than a lot of other nations, and have worse outcomes. 



oldviolin

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Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 10:48am



 pigtail wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 

Its a pathetic system.  I deal with it everyday in my industry.  Part of the reason why I don't understand the giant vet base of Trump supporters.
 

Is that like the giant women's base of support for Hillary Clinton? Asking for a friend...
sirdroseph

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Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 10:08am

 pigtail wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 

Its a pathetic system.  I deal with it everyday in my industry.  Part of the reason why I don't understand the giant vet base of Trump supporters.

 
If the state of the VA is a litmus test for support of an administration; pretty sure vets should not have supported ANY of our Presidents.  Either that or the VA has only been messed up for 2 years, but I'm pretty sure that is not right.  Vet support of Trump has nothing to do with health care I assure you. Right or wrong it is all about attraction to machismo persona from our warrior class.   Alpha male stuff. {#War}
pigtail

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Posted: Jan 8, 2019 - 9:50am



 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 

Its a pathetic system.  I deal with it everyday in my industry.  Part of the reason why I don't understand the giant vet base of Trump supporters.
Coaxial

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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 5:58pm

 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant

 
{#War}
Antigone

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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 3:41pm



 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant

 



miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 12:29pm



 oldviolin wrote:
my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
 


oldviolin

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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 7:42am

my first hand experiences with the VA healthcare system is one of frustration and wasted time. We have a brand new facility here and a revolving door of practitioners.
All those promises. All the money drops.
Hello? Gladhanders and politicians? Are you there? Save a couple of bucks and just implement a voucher system so we can skip the facade? Please. The building is beautiful. There are people in there trying to do a good job.  The system however...overburdened and woefully inefficient at the cost of quality of life. 

/rant
miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 6:06am

 Manbird wrote:

Here's my asswobbling list Link: http://a.co/j2eddcW

 
see your pm
Manbird

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Posted: Jan 5, 2019 - 7:49pm



 miamizsun wrote:


 Manbird wrote:


 miamizsun wrote:


 Manbird wrote:
TOPIC OF POSTING: HEATING PAD ADVICE!!!!!!!!!!!
•
I got burned really badly with my old heating pad one morning about 3 weeks ago when
I woke up with worse than usual pain in my hip joint. I guess I fell asleep, not sure. But I
think it's time to update the old one. it doesn't even have a cover - that got lost many years
ago. I uses a pillow case. oversized, too thin and awkward. Like OV. §∞£

Oh yeah, and I need to be able to wrap it around my shoulder, too. 
•
Are all heating pads the same? I've looked at tons of them and can't find one that stands out.
Anyone know of a certain kind that does something great? Or is it the same as it ever was. 
And you may ask yourself... 
•
Ang heating pad advice? 
•
Cheers and buy my shirts. 
Mag just bought me one and it's really cool. 
I sent her a half dozen of my favorite designs and let her pick one out for xmas.
This is the one she chose because it looks like me I guess. !!! (*56∞%)

This heating pad gets the most sun shapes - almost 5 - is it the best one?
 

please see your pvt msgs
 

I can't find any private messages on the new site.
I thought I found it and I wrote a short novella of
an answer to your query. My 20 minutes of writing
and editing disappeared when I hit submit.
 

ok, do you have a wish list on amazon?

i saw this friends of manbird list but there is stuff on there that leads me to believe it's not you

either that or you're leading a secret life of an aasvogel

maybe
 

Here's my asswobbling list Link: http://a.co/j2eddcW
oldviolin

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Posted: Jan 5, 2019 - 2:15pm



 miamizsun wrote:


 oldviolin wrote:
 

Did you just call him an asswobble? 
 

you might say that but in a loving afrikaans* kind of way

*south african dutch slanguage that is inclusive of conroizal, hobo tapioca and large foreheads

 
 Is that Dutch foreheads? I know. Me with the questions. I'm often reviled for that propensity. Besides, I think he actually means Flemish...but who's  Flandering...

miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 5, 2019 - 8:48am



 oldviolin wrote:
 

Did you just call him an asswobble? 
 

you might say that but in a loving afrikaans* kind of way

*south african dutch slanguage that is inclusive of conroizal, hobo tapioca and large foreheads

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