Did u know that an exam at planned parenthood is NINETY BUCKS
This is dumb. Sex is dumb. Why does it have to cost $90?
I just thought planned parenthood was supposed to be like $5
Dollar menu sexual health
Jaime Rosenthal, a senior at Washington University in St. Louis, called more than 100 hospitals in every state last summer, seeking prices for a hip replacement for a 62-year-old grandmother who was uninsured but had the means to pay herself.
The quotes she received might surprise even hardened health care economists: only about half of the hospitals, including top-ranked orthopedic centers and community hospitals, could provide any sort of price estimate, despite repeated calls. Those that could gave quotes that varied by a factor of more than 10, from $11,100 to $125,798.
One of the many problems with our health care system is that hospitals often have different ideas of what procedures should cost, and for some procedures, “quality” data doesn’t accompany “price” data, so it isn’t clear, for example, if paying for a “Mercedes” hip transplant is better off in the long-term than cheaper options. One good thing about this study was that top-ranked hospitals in the country often offered some the lowest prices for procedures, which: my mama told me, you better shop around, etc.
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Guitar enthusiast S.T. VanAirsdale did some arithmetic and figured that the rewards promised to Veronica Mars Kickstarter backers are going to add up! (By his math, just the T-shirts—34,000 shirts at $3.90 each is $132,600—will be 4% of the estimated project budget)
Consistently crazy to me how small amounts of money add up. That’s not sarcasm. I am actually shocked on a regular basis that small sums of money add up to one large sum of money. It’s a cool trick. I fall for it every time.
Factory Farms, Where It’s Illegal to Report That You’ve Seen Something Illegal If You Thought You Might See Something Illegal
Does this mean that if I got a job because I said meat processing was my dream job but it actually wasn’t my dream job (fish farming) … I’d be breaking the law?
PULLQUOTE 1: “In March of last year, Iowa became the first state to pass an ag gag law in two decades. It is now illegal to seek employment at Iowan factory farms under false pretenses. Not by coincidence, the bill was formulated soon after a 2010 Humane Society undercover exposé of Iowa egg farms went viral. Cody Carlson, one of the egg farm investigators, took an entry-level job at four different farms and wore a pinhole camera to work every day.”
PULLQUOTE 2: “Ag gag laws are already on the books in Iowa, Missouri, Utah, North Dakota, Montana, and Kansas. If Indiana and the 5 other states mulling these bills follow suit, the facilities producing 99 percent of American meat will be completely shielded from the public eye.”