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  1. cpl_dvldog

    Immunizations: cheapest place to get them?

    About the cheapest place to get immunizations will be the Health Dept downtown. I had to get a couple of mine there.
  2. cpl_dvldog

    Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!)

    A word of caution.... Do not let the first semester fool you. First semester is by far the easiest semester in nursing.
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    How many people did you lose?

    That does not sound too bad. Do you know if any of the 87 starting this Spring are readmits or LPN's bridging in?
  4. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Yep, I am a nurse. Once again you DID NOT DISPUTE ANYTHING I SAID WITH FACTS, only your biased opinion. Perhaps it is because you have none. Maybe you missed what Al Gore or other left-wing nut-jobs said. I have no problem caring for my patients. Even the ones that did something stupid to become my patient, like trying to manufacture meth, attempted suicide, mixing alcohol and guns, drug deal gone bad, etc. Face the facts, oftentimes people do stupid things and end up in the hospital. Maybe you cannot compartmentalize but I can. I can think a patient is a total moron and still give them great care. Expose my propoganda? I think this started when you incorrectly tried to correct me stating that unions do not provide insurace benefits, which I corrected you on. This debate is getting old. You are not substanciating anything you say. You are just parroting what the left-wing talking heads say, ignoring common sense facts. You would like to believe adding 30 million people to insurance will cost the gov't less money.
  5. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    You need to put the crack pipe down. I have not insulted anyone. Is my opinion biased? Probably, because I have lived long enough to know everyone can not be saved from themselves. I noticed you did not dispute anything I said with facts, only your opinion. Your mention of the waivers earlier was somewhat correct. Many companies, ALONG WITH UNIONS, were given a one year waiver not subjecting them to Obamacare. Surely you don't think a left-wing liberal website would post the negatives about the law. Such as how many of Obama's supporters are not being penalized by it. I suggest you look at who got the waivers, both corporations and unions, and look at how much money they have given Obama. I see you missed the point I made about Wikileaks. I will type slowly. Gov't secrets were made public by a low ranking Army private. I have a feeling the thing that seems most unreasonable to you is someone disagrees with your OPINION and you can't stand that.
  6. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Don't be silly. If you knew what you were talking about you would know that some unions do provide healthcare for their members. You would also know that as many as 50 different unions have been granted one year waivers so their members would not be subjected to the new law. Apparently Allnurses will no longer allow you to copy and past. The UFT of New York got a waiver so its 345,000 member would not have to be subjected to the new law. Look it up. My knowledge of Def. Dept spending comes from my experience in the military. I know from personal experience how much extra military personel are paid for being in a combat zone. Google it. In Canada, and other countries with Nationalized helath care they have a smaller percentage of their population that are on welfare from cradle to grave. I remember one time in this country it was a source of shame not to work and take care of your kids. Now it is not shameful at all for someone to sit on the steps of their section 8 housing, at the first of the month waiting for the mailman to bring them their check. They feel as entitled to that check as I do my paycheck.
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    New Health Care Bill

    Not sure who your garbled rant was directed toward but if you were asking about MY time in Iraq I was not a $100K a year civilian worker. I was a lowly Navy Seabee, and yes we got an extra $150 a MONTH for being in an imminent Danger Pay Area (Combat Pay). Serving in combat does not make you elgible for early retirement either. "Automation and globalization of white collar jobs are the big culprits and our infrastructure is so old and crumbling." This is the cause of the health care crisis or unemployment in America? Say what? Automation may be the cause of some lost jobs, but the rest of what you said? When does the economy belong to Obama? It has been 3 years and all he has done is spend money we don't have with The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act with no improvement at all, and he is asking Congress for another Trillion dollars. All of those "shovel ready" jobs apparently were missing the shovels. HIPPA? Not sure who said they didn't like HIPPA. When the gov't controls your medical care it will have all of your medical records just like the IRS has your tax records. All information will be centralized. We all know how safe stuff is that the gov't controls (Wikileaks). Yes, some of those programs will save money, but when you spend more than you save that is not a good deal. Explain how adding 30 Million people onto insurance will save money. Especially when the vast majority of them do not have the money to pay the premiums, so someone else will have to pay. I don't have a clue what you were talking about with the Walmart statement. Over the years my taxes have DECREASED with the lower tax rate, more money allowed for child credits, home improvement tax credits, cash for clunkers, etc. The liberals and Obama are so fixated on Bush they still refer to the tax extension as the Bush tax cuts. Obama has signed it into law twice giving ALL Americans the tax credits. Shouldn't they be called the Obama tax credits by now? I would bet the rich people you mentioned pay more in taxes in one month than you have paid in your entire life. What percentage of their money do you feel you are entitled to?
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    New Health Care Bill

    Also all of the big unions getting waivers does not sit well with people. If it is such a grand plan that the unions were backing why did they feel the need to be exempted? I also don't believe there is a fix for our health care system that would satisfy the majority, even a Canadian style system. From my understanding everyone in Canada pays into their Federal Gov't which funds their system. Unlike us who have millions that do not contribute. For us it would essentially be about half the country supporting the entire country. That is not financially sustainable, especially after the majority of the baby boomers become retired.
  9. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Have already taken Sociology. Even before taking it I knew all cultures have the well-off, the poor, the hard working, and the lazy. I live and work in one of the three "poorest" states you mentioned. Trust me, we are not so ignorant that we have to turn to manufacturing illegal drugs in order to survive. You may want to believe it is the young father or the single mother that has turned to processing meth in order to feed their kids. The vast majority of the time it is some guy in his 20's that wants to make quick easy money. He would rather do that than leave the drugs alone and get a job. I doubt there is little of use I could learn from these people. You are correct, this is a professional nursing forum. Justifying the manufacture, distribution, and/or use of illegal drugs is not very professional. Especially when you have the superior attitude of, they live in certain states so they really don't know any better or they don't have any other choice.
  10. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    I do take care of my patients thank you. Even when I know what stupid thing some of them did to become a patient in my unit. Just because someone is injured does not mean I suddenly feel the need to adopt them and provide for their every need.
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    New Health Care Bill

    Let me see if I understand you. It is ok to manufacture and sell meth if you are unemployed? Holy cow!! First of all if you are manufacturing, selling, or using meth the odds are pretty darn good you are unemployed. There is nothing about the military and serving time in Iraq that you can tell me. I did it. The extra hazard pay you get for being in a combat zone is $150 a month. You also get Seperation pay which is about $250 a month in 2005. The biggest increase in pay comes from your pay being tax-free. There is no place to spend money in Iraq/Afghanistan? Wrong. There are PX's and Hadji shops. While in the rear there is fast food like Burger King, Pizza Hut etc. In the military you don't get extra pay for each child. You get paid as Single or w/dependants. That is spouse, a child, 2 children, or a dozen kids, it is the same pay. I am not an elitist, I am a realist. People must start taking responsibility for their choices in life. It does not matter what percentage the rich are taxed at it will never be enough and eventually the money will run out. Too many people are perfectly satisfied with living off the work of others.
  12. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Everyone has a right to earn a living. All they have to do is don't get involved with drugs when they are young, Don't post condemning stuff about themselves on Facebook, and learn the skills needed for the career they want. Be it through training or education. Helath care is already provided to those that cannot work it is Medicaid and Medicare. I eat relatively healthy, run 5 mornings a week, don't smoke, and get a yearly physical, so why should I be expected to provide insurance for the 300lb woman I see scarfing down the burgers and fries at the mall, or the guy that is buying his cigarettes by the carton, or the many burn patients in my unit that are there because the meth lab blew up? I am not kidding. People already take little responsibility for themselves and the more free stuff they get the more they want. Have you ever driven past gov't housing and said, "That looks like a nice place to live." When you get something someone else is paying for it is not appreciated nor cared for.
  13. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Having FICA and Medicare withheld from a paycheck is not the same as paying Federal Income tax. Those taxes are paid regardless how much someone makes. You do not get those monies returned to you when you file your Federal taxes. Same with sales tax. Technically everyone that works or shops pays some taxes. The issue is percentage of pay that goes to the Federal Gov't just for the privledge of working legally. The people I hear complain the most about the rich not being taxed enough are those that pay no Federal Income Tax. Those that paid in $2500, then when they file their taxes the get a $4000 refund because they are married, have kids, a home mortgage, etc. Regardless how much you make you should still pay into the Federal Tax system. They use the interstates, Pell Grants, post office, enjoy the safety the military provides, etc as much as everyone else does. I fail to understand why many people think they are entitled to so much with little to no effort on their part. I learned in Civics class we are guaranteed Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Not a house, medical insurance, a free college education, a new Smart phone every 6 months, or an upper level management job straight out of college.
  14. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    I got my year wrong. It was 2009 not 2007. In 2007 it was 38%. I would have posted the link but for some reason allnurses is not allowing copy and paste.
  15. cpl_dvldog

    New Health Care Bill

    Most of the people I have met that are in favor of it 1) Have no clue what it actually says. 2) Are all for something they think they will get for free. 3) Do not have the ambition to do what it takes to get a job that offers insurance. I wonder how many Dr's will refuse to see those patients? My father was retired Navy and there are many Dr's in my area that will not take a patient with Tricare. My mother is limited in what Dr's she can see due to this. I also know my primary physician stopped taking Medicare patients about 6-7 years ago. He said it took too long for the Gov't to reimburse him for his claims.
  16. cpl_dvldog

    Things You Know Now (And Wish You'd Known Then!)

    I agree with everything you said but I would advise to be careful of #4, getting information from nurses, CNA's and such. Not because they will lie to you but because they will tell you how it is actually done, not how you will be tested on. In class you are learning the correct way, they way you will be tested on, not the real world way, the way it is actually done on the job.