One facet of the problem with healthcare

First let me state flat out I support Medicare for all. It makes complete sense to me. There is the fact that overhead costs for private insurers is about 20% for Medicare it’s 3-4%. You see right there the primary reason of mine.

But this article talks about how we’d need 50,000 more M.D.’s by 2040-2050. That ain’t gonna happen. It talks about Nurse Practitioners.

I’ve been treated by a few in the northeast and southeast. Here’s my experience. I had a little intestinal bug. I went to see the NP and she thought it was Hepatitis A. But in that little period where you sit an wait she came out and said to me “It can’t be Hep-A – the incubation period is too short.” Since Hep-A takes about a month or more to present symptoms upon reviewing what I said she realized it couldn’t be Hep-A. But the thing that surprised me when I got the after visit paperwork guess what diagnosis was on them, Hep-A. I mean I appreciate she told me about the wrong diagnosis. But that’s forever committed in the EMR system.

Now down here I got to see a D.O. as my primary care. She’s one that I like but quick to do referrals. That’s also good.

But I see little difference between an M.D./D.O. and an NP.

Politicians need to get their heads out of their posterior areas and stop accepting money from insurance companies and billing companies. Those are the main opposition to Medicare for All by the way.

Pondering Cars

So two things I’ve always heard about U.S. Make cars. First is that the power steering is always top notch and that the HVAC is spot on and relatively quiet.

Such is true with my Chevy – the power steering is no longer hydraulic but electric instead and can literally be steered with one finger. And the HVAC set to mid range blower is damned quiet.

I sort of dig this car, well crossover if we’re being picky about it. But what I really wish for is for GM and Ford and even FCA to bring back the stamping and full chassis only this time with big ass battery packs and electric motors driving them. Imagine if you outfitted those boats with more modern technology – more reliable power options etc. I would bet they’d sell like hotcakes.

I mean come on imagine something like this updated for the 21st century only keep the body pristine:

And I actually saw one of these beauties on the roadways here in GA, it was on I-20 in fact.

Come on, like i said tighten up the suspension and steering and make it electric. Dear non-existent deity I would love one.

Learning Vulgar Latin Part II

As I learn more of Vulgar Latin I realize how much of the technical references to species borrowed from it. For example there’s the common house cat. Felis Domesticus. Now in Latin Felix is happy so cat’s are happy. Interesting.

A new podcast I love

It’s on Spotify – it’s called Behind the Bastards – the first episode gives the juicy and salacious details about Hitler and his flatulence.

I cannot believe they gave that guy the reigns. It just boggles the mind. But then when you think about it history is replete with assholes who got into the big chair. Just look at the current resident of White House.

And the episode on Stalin dear non existent deity – that is a true horror.

Except I don’t call them bastards, but I call them assholes. And I cannot abide assholes. And I don’t mean the anatomical part but the attitudes and actions of those who I classify as assholes.

Feliz Ano Nuevo

In other words, Happy New Year. Or if you prefer the old vulgar Latin New Anno Felix. You can clearly see where Spanish is derived in part from Latin.

Anyhow things are pretty calm here en la casa. Hopefully 2020 will mean the end of a certain Orange Cretin in the White House.

Another reason I love it down here

The weather – sure it rains but it has not snowed at all down here. And sure the temp did drop to 29F for a night or two but here’s why I love it.

Yesterday we were out and about and it was 72F. At the end of December in the 70’s. Gads I love it.