Archive for October, 2009

Yeah Cigna is bad, but what about the hospitals?

Posted in economy, National Medical Care, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 9, 2009 by jonnyfrag

You may have already heard about this highly publicized story about a woman whose daughter died while waiting for a transplant because Cigna denied to cover the operation. The lady went to Cigna and wanted an apology and employees literally gave her the finger. This story illustrates the evil nature of the insurance companies.

I have one little question though…

Why aren’t people talking about the doctors here? The insurance said they wouldn’t pay, and the girl died because the answer to reverse the denial came too late. Why the hell didn’t the doctors say to themselves ‘you know, we have the liver lying right here, why not just save this little girl and figure out who pays for it later?’ I know that when I say doctors here I am really meaning the hospital administration that told the doctors to not do that. The real thing here is that the insurance companies have so much unchecked power and the costs are so astronomical that hospitals regularly do the wrong thing (to protect their shareholders) because they are afraid they might lose money on the deal. So what if a 17 year old girl dies? At least the shareholders get to keep their Mercedes.

It’s probably going to be impossible to change, not without a total reboot. It’s really the whole system here. The American Way has shown that we can make a lot of money really fast for doing not much of anything. It also shows that greed and fear of losing money makes people do the most evil shit possible. Take greed out of the equation. Make medicine a non profit enterprise. That’s the only way people will do the right thing and make it so greed and paralysis on the part of caregivers (hard to believe they call themselves that with a straight face still) doesn’t kill little girls. Or grandmas. Or you.

Olympic Committee the ones that hurt us more

Posted in Media, Politics, Right Wing Conspiracy with tags , , on October 3, 2009 by jonnyfrag

In the middle of moving, but I had to comment on this one. The conservative media is just going nuts over Obama’s huge failure of failing to get the games in Chicago. It makes us look fools, look at the failed President etc…

Shouldn’t it be mentioned here that the ones that truly looked like dicks to the rest of the world were the Chicago contingent on hand at the announcement? They let out a loud gasp when they were the first to be eliminated. Isn’t that the same as an Oscar winner going ‘oh shit!’ when the award goes to someone else. Someone so full of themselves that they couldn’t even imagine themselves not winning, much less coming in last? The clueless old bitch that bursts out when they are left out of a will?

It was a highly arrogant move and one that makes us look like a nation of Kanye Wests. Nothing endears yourself to the international community as much as just being boastful dickheads.