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It occurs to me that we now dump on each other in HORRIBLY RECURSIVE THREADS (see drug thread, cut/uncut thread), etc, when we used to make the rest of the world angry instead.
Yeah, I feel like there's a whole world of forums to annoy. I posted one that looked promising a few days ago.
I'm still waiting for approval, though.
Ok, I got you. Not what you want to hear, but your environment seems to be bringing you down. OUTSIDE doesn't look like an option.
Snow in May? Damn.
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/high-cost-angelina-jolies-cancer-testingQuoteAngelina Jolie wrote an Op-Ed in today's New York Times about her decision to have a double mastectomy. The actress didn't have breast cancer, but tests showed she had almost a 90 percent chance of developing it. The key was finding a mutation in a gene known as BRCA-1, and Jolie appealed for the test to be made more accessible to women around the world.
At the moment, if you want to get tested for a mutation on your BRCA-1 or BRCA-2 genes, you will have to turn to Myriad Genetics. That's the company that discovered the link between those mutations and an elevated risk cancer -- and it patented the BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 genes.
The price tag on a BRCA-1 and BRCA -2 test? More than $4,000.
"Because Myriad has a monopoly on the genetic testing, they determine the cost of that test," says Sandra Park, senior staff attorney at the ACLU's Women's Rights Project. Park argued before the Supreme Court last month that Myriad shouldn’t be able to patent a gene and control research.
One of the main arguments against gene patents is that they hamper scientific progress.
Now this seems like a conversation worth having. I doubt change is likely but it has always pissed me off that you can patent genes like this.
Tell him when his condition goes critical, gets hospitalized, and doesn't have the insurance to cover it, the cost of his care will land on the rest of us; which means he'll be both dead and selfish.
So this guy I know...would rather die of cancer that accept state aid to help pay for his outrageous copay for chemotherapy. He hasn't had a session in 7 weeks, because he flat out refuses for MassHealth to foot the bill, because "he's worked to hard to avoid having to rely on state aid his whole life."
Dude. You're going to die. Jesus is not going to pay the fucking bill, let the state help you. For the sake of your family, seriously.
Well, at least he's consistent, unlike the people who are against social safety nets until they need them.
There's a certain amount of respectable there, sure.
Still, Suu, very sad.