It's weird for me to post one of these about my own FPP. But I have noticed a pattern of every post that discusses weight loss/obesity/medical issues (regardless of the context) devolving into people talking about how yeah, bad stuff happens, but you really should lose weight, you know! And then people describing why no, really, they can't or have trouble, and being generally disbelieved, and it all goes downhill. This is a pointless and unpleasant discussion. But we always end up there instead of discussing the underlying political/sociological issues or what have you. I think there's a lot to be said about healthcare, sexism, and how we treat fat people and fatness in that post. But...that's mostly not what happened.
I'm searching for a first-person account about one person's experience with health care costs that I read on the blue. [more inside]
Please help me find a comment about an American who ended up in the hospital in Australia, and burst into tears when he/she realized that it would not cost them anything. [more inside]
As many of you know, loquacious landed himself in the hospital the other day. He's on the mend, but due to his extenuating circumstances many people have been compelled to assist, and some additional fund raising events have been set up. [more inside]
This question might not be one for MetaTalk, but why was nothing on the health care summit a FPP? [more inside]
I nearly missed the news myself, but I was happy to see that Ayn Rand / Ronald Reagan fan John Mackey (of Whole Foods) has finally been forced to step down from his post as CEO, largely due to the public damage his really stupid comments about health care in Wall Street Journal op-ed caused. [more inside]
this is just to say that I thought the deletion of this post was on the whole spot on about the quality of the post, but i still think that the discussion/thread that was generated from the post perhaps was good enough to outshine the fact that the post lacks the due diligence of a metafilter front page post. [more inside]
AskMe saved me more than TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. Thank you! Thank you! [more inside]