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Sun May 27th, 2012 at 11:58:12 AM EST
In this case they're not human, so who cares?
Almost 4,000 troops near Kabul.
And I'll give my consent to any government that does not deny a man a living wage-Billy Bragg
I was wondering who the "we" were who (in Jerome's comment) found civilian massacres in Syria worse than in Afghanistan. In other words, I was dissociating myself from the "we" in question.
Take Our Friend, the Power Law:
IF the PL holds in banking it seems to me it's a clear proof banking regulations should change wrt the totality of a firm's position on the PL Curve. It may very well be the First National Bank of ATinNM - located all the way on the right - should be allowed to take risks Mongo 600lb Gorilla Bank all the way on the left shouldn't.
Ever since I learnt about confirmation bias I've started seeing it everywhere
It may very well be the First National Bank of ATinNM - located all the way on the right - should be allowed to take risks Mongo 600lb Gorilla Bank all the way on the left shouldn't.
If you only spend 20 minutes of the rest of your life on economics, go spend them here.
for you afew
It's a fine line between homage, parody, and consumer opportunism. Jess Walter
I'm tempted to tell him that this is an artifact of not having a single payer insurance system, but Medicare is pretty close to such a thing.
So in the various European systems, how is this handled? Does the system remind you of your recommended procedures and tests? (Maybe we Americans are test-crazy, and you don't have that problem.) Do you have to argue with them about payment, or is it actually "show up at doc, get serviced, system pays."
But you need both - national insurance doesn't cover the total cost. In some cases (dentistry, glasses) it covers precious little. So the French system depends (increasingly) on everyone having a complementary insurance in the private sector - in fact mostly mutual, but can also be offered by non-mutual insurance companies. For those who can't afford this, there is a state complementary system called the CMU, access to which is based on an income test.
So in the various European systems, how is this handled? Does the system remind you of your recommended procedures and tests?
Yes, but my impression is that there are fewer automatic recommends for adults here then in the US. And much fewer tests, because the doctors don't get payed per test.
Do you have to argue with them about payment, or is it actually "show up at doc, get serviced, system pays."
Show up, etc. You pay a nominal fee and if those add up to substantial amounts in the same year, you get them waived.
There is one way you can get into a jam though. With the EU you can get a treatment in another country that your national authority thinks is frivilous. Seen a few cases in the media over the years. If you have planned medical treatment in another EU country, check before you go.
I would say that the problem is not single-payer, it is that your friend has to carry the bill between the doctor and the single-payer, when that should be between the doctor and the single-payer. But you are also right in that it is a legacy from a system operating in a multi-payer environment.
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Support the coalition, vote EPP-PES in 2009!
@stilgherrian: Cambridge researchers found a back door in a Chinese-made chip used in US military hardware http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~sps32/sec_new ... cc @arclight
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