California. 21. Student. Traveler. Animal lover. .
Thanks to those who hated me, you made me a stronger person. Thanks to those who loved me, you made my heart bigger. Thanks to those who envied me, you made my self-esteem grow. Thanks to those who cared, you made me feel important. Thanks to those who worried, you let me know that you care. Thanks to those who left, you showed me that not everything is forever. Thanks to those who stayed, you showed me the meaning of true friends. Thanks to those who entered my life, you made me who I am today.
I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you learn to appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself.. .and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. -Marilyn Monroe
Hit me with your best shot! 😷💉 #shotsshotsshots #hurtlikeabiatch #butimadeitthrough #meningitisfree #mustachemadness #ucsb (at UCSB MAC Hockey Rink)
Dinner with the boo! 😘 Celebratin’ finishing my essay & my one year anniversary of getting my citizenship! #currytime (at Flavor Of India)
Everything you love is here
What happened to all the sand? 🙊 #nomorebeach #islavista #stormy (at Isla Vista Beach)
Dinner date with my little & grand little! 👯🍜😋 #pho #deliciousness #phisigmapi #bestfamily (at Noodle City)
Mexican food always makes my rainy days better! 😋👅💦 #firsttimetryingflautas #foodgasm #rainydays (at Rosarito)
And This Is Why You Shouldn’t Get Sick In America
Many believe that the US healthcare system is the best in the world. Not so according to the World Health Organization’s ranking of the world’s health systems. The US doesn’t even rank in the top 25. It ranks 37th and is the most expensive in the world. I would argue that even if we had the best healthcare system in the world, what good is it, if no one can afford to access it.
Most companies are buying 60/40-policys for their employees these days, but even if you are lucky enough to have good insurance with 80/20-policy coverage, that 20 percent your responsible for can drive you right into bankruptcy as easily as the 60-40 policy given the cost of healthcare.
Insurance cost have been going up dramatically in the last two decades, long before the new Affordable Healthcare Act has taken affect, in some cases as much as 35% per year.
But have you noticed the latest trick the insurance companies have roll out?
Yes, Higher Deductible… most averaging $5,000 per year, per person, but I have seen some as high as $10,000 per year. For those of you that are wondering, this tactic is specifically designed too stop you from using your insurance. It reduces the insurance companies out of pocket liability by shift costs onto consumers, especially those dealing with chronic illness such as diabetes and arthritis. Consequently, because consumers can’t afford the deductible they will avoid necessary care to save money.
Although insurance companies are a problem, the real crook is the healthcare system it self. A corrupt and bloated system desperately in need of reform!
OKAY SO I KNEW THAT TECHNICALLY IN AMERICA THAT YOU PAY FOR HEALTHCARE BUT LIKE THE IDEA IS SO BIZARRE TO ME THAT I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THAT YOU’D GET… A BILL?????? FOR BEING…. ILL?????????? I LITERALLY DON’T
how can anaesthetic cost that much??
how is this legal??
WHAT? And I thought having to pay £7 ($11.55) for stronger prescription allergy meds instead of £4 ($6.60) for the less effective store-brand ones was ridiculous.
You have to pay for the ambulance!?
OK, I’m shocked by the prices, but all of the people from other countries who are just shocked that there ARE prices just make me so so sad.
This is so screwed up.
this is horrifying
Such an amazing weekend with the alumni back in IV!! 😘 #gauchoslocos #alumniweekend #lastyearbestyear (at Isla Vista, CA)
Reunited with @mimixsu and @corneliussspeplinski! 👏😊😘 #currytime #burninup #lastyearbestyear (at Flavor Of India)