By EB - 06/11/2012 01:01 - United States
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Nothing like the gift of sight. Remember that there are always people worst off then you are. Hang in there OP.
#1, that's not true. Logically, there has to be one poor schmuck who is the worst off of everyone. Also, just because others have more serious problems than you, that doesn't help you in dealing with yours. If I am pissed off that my Ferrari doesn't have enough trunk space, the starving kids in Africa are not going to help me get my polo mallets in there!
#32, that's bullshit. Your problems can be serious and urgent to you, regardless of what other people's problems are. Hey, I hired some African kids to run behind my Ferrari carrying my polo mallets and they are happy to be paid with after-dinner mints I stole from the country club. Win-win, they're no longer starving and I can enjoy my car. Yay!
Ah the healthcare debate. Free slow and shitty healthcare, or expensive fast and quality healthcare? On the one hand, free health care doesn't do much good if it takes too long to get an appointment and doctors and surgeons are subpar. On the other hand speedy and excellent healthcare doesn't do much good either if it's too expensive for a lot of people to be able to pay for it.
I live in Denmark. Healthcare is payed over taxes and it works very well. Of course you have to wait sometimes, but it depends on how urgent your needs are. The standard is very high and you still have the opportunity to buy private healthcare, if you can afford it! And yes, it's often possible to get an apointment the same day your order it!
I was actually considering doing the same thing, OP. My prescription is expired and my optometrist's office won't sell me more contacts until I have another eye exam, despite the fact my last four exams have shown no change. I've worn this "two week" pair for five months now, and I'm not eligible for vision insurance through my employer until another year. FBOL.