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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2021, 02:45:11 PM »
This is a bummer. Thinking about our golden boy. Also donated what I could.


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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2021, 04:47:12 PM »
Franky is a great skater and person. I knew I had to don8.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2021, 05:37:19 PM »
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You Americans have given some great things to humanity, but medical bankruptcy is not one them.
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So sad. I'm surprised you don't here of more Americans emigrating elsewhere. It's rolling the dice every day. Stuff like this can happen to anyone.

Have you looked up how much it costs to renounce citizenship? Trust me. That shit would be happening as lot more often if regular people had that kind of bread laying around. Don't be an idiot.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #33 on: March 14, 2021, 07:16:16 PM »
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Very sad

Why don't you guys just bail ? I could never relax knowing a medical issue could bankrupt me. Especially skateboarding! Lol

So inhumane.

Your sick, we don't care.. and.... No your broke. Who votes for this shit ?
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Poor white people who are convinced that other poor minorities are the reason that they are poor.
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I would be willing to consider this analysis if you could point me in the direction of the democratic presidential candidate who wanted to nationalize the healthcare system or expand Medicare to include everyone in America. Caveat - small tweaks to the disastrous Obamacare system don’t count

I'm not from the US but wouldn't have Bernie Sanders be the democratic presidential candidate that fit the bill?

Also calling Obamacare disastrous is interesting, I guess that means it is way worse than what preceded it, or is it just a case of letting good be the enemy of great? 

Anyway, from a country with socialised medicine (Australia) we just look at cases like this and think it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2021, 03:15:42 AM »
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Very sad

Why don't you guys just bail ? I could never relax knowing a medical issue could bankrupt me. Especially skateboarding! Lol

So inhumane.

Your sick, we don't care.. and.... No your broke. Who votes for this shit ?
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Poor white people who are convinced that other poor minorities are the reason that they are poor.
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I would be willing to consider this analysis if you could point me in the direction of the democratic presidential candidate who wanted to nationalize the healthcare system or expand Medicare to include everyone in America. Caveat - small tweaks to the disastrous Obamacare system don’t count
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I'm not from the US but wouldn't have Bernie Sanders be the democratic presidential candidate that fit the bill?

Also calling Obamacare disastrous is interesting, I guess that means it is way worse than what preceded it, or is it just a case of letting good be the enemy of great? 

Anyway, from a country with socialised medicine (Australia) we just look at cases like this and think it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.

Bernie hit a lot of the right notes in his 2016 campaign by framing these issues around social class, and how they impact you financially and make a difference in your day to day life. A lot of people noticed. But unfortunately, the 1%/Big Business/Elites, most major news outlets, whatever you want to call them, which are aligned with the Democratic party, know that the best way to stamp out enthusiasm for left wing economic populism is to center these issues around identity. It keeps things divisive on purpose. A lot of progressives don't realize that some of the rhetoric they use severely hurts the part of their agenda that would have mass appeal and improve things. I'll let people figure out what that rhetoric is, because I'm the messenger and I don't like getting shot.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2021, 06:15:14 AM »
I feel for him , my uncle just had 2 heart attacks back to back and is around the same age as his dad probably. This country sucks so bad dude medical debt is such a convoluted idea.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2021, 03:21:23 PM »
I donated, Frankie seems like a great dude and his dad seems like a great man.

As for the other discussion, I don’t think it’s very easy for most Americans to move to another country even if they wanted to and had a bit of money saved. I’m not sure to be honest, though. I recently had my mom look into getting Polish citizenship so that I could by proxy, but I think she was a generation too far out or something? Either way, that was kind of my best hope.
I’ve been considering moving to Mexico or “Latin America” but, at the same time I don’t want to be so far from my family.

Not to derail this thread. Definitely donate if you can. Our US healthcare system is a cruel joke for the majority of people, and there is no way around it.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2021, 04:47:51 PM »
Being a person who was "punished" by the American medical system & incurred more debt than what this GoFundMe is trying to raise, these situations infuriate me beyond belief. The American medical system is so broken & an absolute scam, the insurance industry dictates your future & does everything they can to deny your claims.

Godspeed to the Villani family, but hopefully California is a state where they can't do too much to you regarding your credit or garnishing wages or anything like that if you have medical debt.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2021, 08:47:37 PM »
The best part is the lawmakers who ensure we don't have government run healthcare, all have government run healthcare. And they doubled their budget in the first COVID relief bill. 

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2021, 09:47:37 PM »
I’ve been considering moving to Mexico or “Latin America” but, at the same time I don’t want to be so far from my family.

Not trying to tie things back to my own personal issues but just want to say as you get older, being near family is a crucial thing. My dad felt ill 2 weeks back and today we found out he has stage 4 cancer which is most likely terminal. My whole family is knuckling down to help him now and we need every single person for this job. It’s these times where having everyone around is a big help.

Frankie’s dad’s gofundme is still well under the amount they want and I feel like that bill has to be bigger. I had a cycling accident last year and the bill was over $300k but I had coverage which paid most. I hope they get at least close to the $250k mark.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2021, 10:40:05 AM »
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Very sad

Why don't you guys just bail ? I could never relax knowing a medical issue could bankrupt me. Especially skateboarding! Lol

So inhumane.

Your sick, we don't care.. and.... No your broke. Who votes for this shit ?
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Poor white people who are convinced that other poor minorities are the reason that they are poor.
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I would be willing to consider this analysis if you could point me in the direction of the democratic presidential candidate who wanted to nationalize the healthcare system or expand Medicare to include everyone in America. Caveat - small tweaks to the disastrous Obamacare system don’t count
[close]

I'm not from the US but wouldn't have Bernie Sanders be the democratic presidential candidate that fit the bill?

Also calling Obamacare disastrous is interesting, I guess that means it is way worse than what preceded it, or is it just a case of letting good be the enemy of great? 

Anyway, from a country with socialised medicine (Australia) we just look at cases like this and think it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
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Bernie hit a lot of the right notes in his 2016 campaign by framing these issues around social class, and how they impact you financially and make a difference in your day to day life. A lot of people noticed. But unfortunately, the 1%/Big Business/Elites, most major news outlets, whatever you want to call them, which are aligned with the Democratic party, know that the best way to stamp out enthusiasm for left wing economic populism is to center these issues around identity. It keeps things divisive on purpose. A lot of progressives don't realize that some of the rhetoric they use severely hurts the part of their agenda that would have mass appeal and improve things. I'll let people figure out what that rhetoric is, because I'm the messenger and I don't like getting shot.

"I know the answer but I'm not gonna tell you because reasons". You must've been the dude on middle school that said he had a really hot gf but she went to another school. Just don't even you're anything if you're not gonna actually contribute real answers.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2021, 02:08:28 PM »
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Very sad

Why don't you guys just bail ? I could never relax knowing a medical issue could bankrupt me. Especially skateboarding! Lol

So inhumane.

Your sick, we don't care.. and.... No your broke. Who votes for this shit ?
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Poor white people who are convinced that other poor minorities are the reason that they are poor.
[close]

I would be willing to consider this analysis if you could point me in the direction of the democratic presidential candidate who wanted to nationalize the healthcare system or expand Medicare to include everyone in America. Caveat - small tweaks to the disastrous Obamacare system don’t count
[close]

I'm not from the US but wouldn't have Bernie Sanders be the democratic presidential candidate that fit the bill?

Also calling Obamacare disastrous is interesting, I guess that means it is way worse than what preceded it, or is it just a case of letting good be the enemy of great? 

Anyway, from a country with socialised medicine (Australia) we just look at cases like this and think it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
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Bernie hit a lot of the right notes in his 2016 campaign by framing these issues around social class, and how they impact you financially and make a difference in your day to day life. A lot of people noticed. But unfortunately, the 1%/Big Business/Elites, most major news outlets, whatever you want to call them, which are aligned with the Democratic party, know that the best way to stamp out enthusiasm for left wing economic populism is to center these issues around identity. It keeps things divisive on purpose. A lot of progressives don't realize that some of the rhetoric they use severely hurts the part of their agenda that would have mass appeal and improve things. I'll let people figure out what that rhetoric is, because I'm the messenger and I don't like getting shot.
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"I know the answer but I'm not gonna tell you because reasons". You must've been the dude on middle school that said he had a really hot gf but she went to another school. Just don't even you're anything if you're not gonna actually contribute real answers.
It is not hard to guess. I am pretty shure the rhetoric he meant was everything to do with political correctness and identity politics of the liberal left. Concepts like: „cultural appropriation“, „cultural representation to solve inequality“ „racial sensitivity to combat racism“ „lgbtq+“ „trigger warnings“ „save spaces“ „sensitive and inclusive language“ etc.


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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2021, 02:56:54 PM »
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Very sad

Why don't you guys just bail ? I could never relax knowing a medical issue could bankrupt me. Especially skateboarding! Lol

So inhumane.

Your sick, we don't care.. and.... No your broke. Who votes for this shit ?
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Poor white people who are convinced that other poor minorities are the reason that they are poor.
[close]

I would be willing to consider this analysis if you could point me in the direction of the democratic presidential candidate who wanted to nationalize the healthcare system or expand Medicare to include everyone in America. Caveat - small tweaks to the disastrous Obamacare system don’t count
[close]

I'm not from the US but wouldn't have Bernie Sanders be the democratic presidential candidate that fit the bill?

Also calling Obamacare disastrous is interesting, I guess that means it is way worse than what preceded it, or is it just a case of letting good be the enemy of great? 

Anyway, from a country with socialised medicine (Australia) we just look at cases like this and think it would be comical if it wasn't so sad.
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Bernie hit a lot of the right notes in his 2016 campaign by framing these issues around social class, and how they impact you financially and make a difference in your day to day life. A lot of people noticed. But unfortunately, the 1%/Big Business/Elites, most major news outlets, whatever you want to call them, which are aligned with the Democratic party, know that the best way to stamp out enthusiasm for left wing economic populism is to center these issues around identity. It keeps things divisive on purpose. A lot of progressives don't realize that some of the rhetoric they use severely hurts the part of their agenda that would have mass appeal and improve things. I'll let people figure out what that rhetoric is, because I'm the messenger and I don't like getting shot.
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"I know the answer but I'm not gonna tell you because reasons". You must've been the dude on middle school that said he had a really hot gf but she went to another school. Just don't even you're anything if you're not gonna actually contribute real answers.
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It is not hard to guess. I am pretty shure the rhetoric he meant was everything to do with political correctness and identity politics of the liberal left. Concepts like: „cultural appropriation“, „cultural representation to solve inequality“ „racial sensitivity to combat racism“ „lgbtq+“ „trigger warnings“ „save spaces“ „sensitive and inclusive language“ etc.

Bingo. People love to scoff at the idea of these things being a problem, but that's because they are in a specific media bubble just like the Trumptards were. If you want a better healthcare system, you need to make it appealing to everyone and messaging is extremely important. It's called politics. You have to sell it to the Trumptards too, show them the light instead of trying to get revenge.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2021, 09:11:50 AM »
Some good news

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2021, 05:53:19 PM »
Garage Skate shop is raising money through sale of these shirts.

https://garageskateshop.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/villani-is-king-s-s-t-shirt?variant=39492864409760


"100% of the proceeds from shirt purchases will be donated to Marco's Health Fund for surgery and outpatient care or if you would like to donate directly to the family you can do it here  https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-papa-villani?utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer "


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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2021, 06:21:51 PM »

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2021, 09:43:43 PM »
As an ICU nurse myself, I can tell you the bed alone is around $10000 a day.  Add meds, scans, procedures and you’re done financially if you don’t have insurance.  It’s pretty ridiculous.  A 1 liter bag of normal saline (salt water) costs about .50 but the patient is charged $50 or more for it.

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« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2021, 06:20:24 AM »
As an ICU nurse myself, I can tell you the bed alone is around $10000 a day.  Add meds, scans, procedures and you’re done financially if you don’t have insurance.  It’s pretty ridiculous.  A 1 liter bag of normal saline (salt water) costs about .50 but the patient is charged $50 or more for it.

What.... the.... Fuck

10k a day? For a bed

Honestly I've been on trips to the US skating before and would love to go again but this is kinda freaky.

I completely bodied at Soma and was convinced I broke / sprained my wrist for a torturous pain filled minute. Was thinking it was a hospital trip. Thank God I didn't need to.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2021, 09:31:09 AM »
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As an ICU nurse myself, I can tell you the bed alone is around $10000 a day.  Add meds, scans, procedures and you’re done financially if you don’t have insurance.  It’s pretty ridiculous.  A 1 liter bag of normal saline (salt water) costs about .50 but the patient is charged $50 or more for it.
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What.... the.... Fuck

10k a day? For a bed

Honestly I've been on trips to the US skating before and would love to go again but this is kinda freaky.

I completely bodied at Soma and was convinced I broke / sprained my wrist for a torturous pain filled minute. Was thinking it was a hospital trip. Thank God I didn't need to.
i would highly recommend travel insurance.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2021, 02:30:49 PM »
Last update seemed really promising. His dad is out of icu and is acting like his normal self. That’s awesome.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #50 on: March 18, 2021, 05:43:26 PM »
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As an ICU nurse myself, I can tell you the bed alone is around $10000 a day.  Add meds, scans, procedures and you’re done financially if you don’t have insurance.  It’s pretty ridiculous.  A 1 liter bag of normal saline (salt water) costs about .50 but the patient is charged $50 or more for it.
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What.... the.... Fuck

10k a day? For a bed

Honestly I've been on trips to the US skating before and would love to go again but this is kinda freaky.

I completely bodied at Soma and was convinced I broke / sprained my wrist for a torturous pain filled minute. Was thinking it was a hospital trip. Thank God I didn't need to.
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i would highly recommend travel insurance.
Yeah, I'm Canadian and get that yearly. Although, I wouldn't be shocked if there is some loophole in the wording if you get broke off skating.

Glad to hear positive news on Franky's dad.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2021, 06:10:49 AM »
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I’ve been considering moving to Mexico or “Latin America” but, at the same time I don’t want to be so far from my family.
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Not trying to tie things back to my own personal issues but just want to say as you get older, being near family is a crucial thing. My dad felt ill 2 weeks back and today we found out he has stage 4 cancer which is most likely terminal. My whole family is knuckling down to help him now and we need every single person for this job. It’s these times where having everyone around is a big help.

Frankie’s dad’s gofundme is still well under the amount they want and I feel like that bill has to be bigger. I had a cycling accident last year and the bill was over $300k but I had coverage which paid most. I hope they get at least close to the $250k mark.

I’m sorry to hear about your father, that news must be devastating for everyone. Sending positive thoughts. How far do you live from your family?

I got hit by a car 2 years ago, I don’t know what would happen if the guy didn’t stop. Luckily his insurance paid my bills. The cops still wrote me a $40 ticket even though I was the one who was hit (the claim was I didn’t have lights, they flew off in the crash).

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2021, 12:36:24 PM »
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I’ve been considering moving to Mexico or “Latin America” but, at the same time I don’t want to be so far from my family.
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Not trying to tie things back to my own personal issues but just want to say as you get older, being near family is a crucial thing. My dad felt ill 2 weeks back and today we found out he has stage 4 cancer which is most likely terminal. My whole family is knuckling down to help him now and we need every single person for this job. It’s these times where having everyone around is a big help.

Frankie’s dad’s gofundme is still well under the amount they want and I feel like that bill has to be bigger. I had a cycling accident last year and the bill was over $300k but I had coverage which paid most. I hope they get at least close to the $250k mark.
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I’m sorry to hear about your father, that news must be devastating for everyone. Sending positive thoughts. How far do you live from your family?

I got hit by a car 2 years ago, I don’t know what would happen if the guy didn’t stop. Luckily his insurance paid my bills. The cops still wrote me a $40 ticket even though I was the one who was hit (the claim was I didn’t have lights, they flew off in the crash).

Thanks man. My pops lives close but my wife and I have been contemplating moving out of the Bay Area cause the cost of living is crazy. The thing that has held us back was family. Our folks are at that sensitive age of 70 so anything can happen like what is going on now. I guess we're glad we never left.

Speaking of medical insurance. I got a call from doctors the other day asking if we would agree to paying the ambulance bill to transfer my dad to another hospital since his coverage doesn't pay for it. We're talking about a drive no more than 20 mins and they quoted us a price of $3-7K. Of course we said that is fine but man, these bills can be crazy if you never had coverage.
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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2021, 07:31:30 PM »
just saw on frank’s story that his dad is back home

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2021, 08:35:32 PM »
just saw on frank’s story that his dad is back home

Great news! Happy to see Papa Villani with a big smile.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2021, 07:17:39 AM »
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You Americans have given some great things to humanity, but medical bankruptcy is not one them.
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So sad. I'm surprised you don't here of more Americans emigrating elsewhere. It's rolling the dice every day. Stuff like this can happen to anyone.

I had a Beverly Hills doctor lecture me on how bad the Australian system of socialised medicine is as everyone pays for it through taxes and when I said ‘what about people who can’t afford the care’ he basically said ‘don’t be poor’. American medicine in a nutshell.

I love that my taxes help keep our citizens healthy. How couldn’t you?

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2021, 07:34:56 AM »
As an ICU nurse myself, I can tell you the bed alone is around $10000 a day.  Add meds, scans, procedures and you’re done financially if you don’t have insurance.  It’s pretty ridiculous.  A 1 liter bag of normal saline (salt water) costs about .50 but the patient is charged $50 or more for it.


Sounds about right. I work at a medical warehouse and those bags of saline get shipped by the pallet load everyday and it’s not even the slightest deal when they get damaged.

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #57 on: March 21, 2021, 01:09:49 PM »
I always wonder why people don't just get health insurance in the US though - assuming you could afford to pay one of the premiums. It's not like health insurance is free, so to speak, in countries that have "free" health care. You could be paying as much as any full coverage plan in the US, it's just coming out in taxes and you don't have a choice to not have the full coverage plan basically. And that does come with different issues - like long wait times and doctors not giving a shit.

But, yeah, sort of a fucked medical system. I guess it's the freedom to... not have health insurance? But even so I don't know why the norm would basically be to just not have it. Because people don't want to willingly pay $500 per month for health insurance?

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Re: Franky Villani's dad gofundme
« Reply #58 on: March 21, 2021, 11:25:10 PM »
As a fellow American, I loathe medical bills/medical debt. I lost my job recently but start a new one in week. If I wasn't literally broke I'd donate a 20 dollar bill!


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« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2021, 06:47:01 AM »
I always wonder why people don't just get health insurance in the US though - assuming you could afford to pay one of the premiums. It's not like health insurance is free, so to speak, in countries that have "free" health care. You could be paying as much as any full coverage plan in the US, it's just coming out in taxes and you don't have a choice to not have the full coverage plan basically. And that does come with different issues - like long wait times and doctors not giving a shit.

But, yeah, sort of a fucked medical system. I guess it's the freedom to... not have health insurance? But even so I don't know why the norm would basically be to just not have it. Because people don't want to willingly pay $500 per month for health insurance?
The Average American is taxed at the same rate as anywhere else with medical. Our taxes are high and we don’t get shit for it. It’s not like people don’t want health insurance, it’s that $500 is a lot of money per month and a lot of people just can’t afford it.