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Why Are American Hospitals Charging Up to $800 for a $1 Bag of Saltwater?
4 Feb 2014 5:12 am
Horror stories abound about hospitals charging people ridiculous sums of money in America for something as cheap and plentiful as an aspirin. This is nothing new, and it’s something that’s sadly just an accepted fact.
Just last month, this guy posted a bill for his appendectomy on Reddit and it went viral. Why?
Because he was charged a stomach-turning $55,000 for the relatively simple procedure — an amount that would’ve likely induced appendicitis if the guy hadn’t already had his appendix taken out.
Overpriced, much? Did that surgery come with foie gras and caviar afterward?
Democrat Senator Schumer: Veterans Should Take a Pay Cut But Congress Should Not
18 Dec 2013 6:12 am
Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes that it’s time that US military veterans do their part for America by taking a cut to their retirement benefits.
Because, of course, veterans haven’t done enough for the country.
Members of Congress, however, should take no such cuts. According to the rather despicable gun-control advocating Senator Schumer, the government officials have sacrificed enough.
Civilian federal employees have been cut, cut, cut. I think there was a feeling, if you’re going to cut them further, which was done, that the military retirees should have about an equal amount. It’s small,” …