@spectacularisms Seriously who came up with 6.8% fixed, it really makes no sense to just fix a rate like that. Also where is stuffisthings to point out that, if education should be subsidized, the reasonable way to do that is to subsidize the education directly, i.e., more state schools and make them cheaper?
@TeaCamelPyramid Aah! I love Pittsburgh! How all the buildings are up on the hills all around you, it's like that Paris scene from 'Inception,' so cute and cozy.
@EvanDeSimone Once, I dropped a bottle of wine just outside the door. I went back in to apologize and report the mess and the clerk said, "Whatever, just get another one." Ever since then, I've only purchased wine at Dominicks. Lifehack.
@The Mole Also, Mike threw away the evidence! (jk love you Mike)
@Morbo Yes, how to structure anything to avoid circumvention? Always a problem.
Also too much care. If you (doctor) know the government is going to pay for the operation, why not order it, even if unnecessary? Can you (patient) imagine being cut on for no reason? Then getting infection, but doctor can charge to treat that too! Very terrible. Would be nice to move to outcome-based compensation for physicians, but how to structure and how to overcome hurdles to get there?
Jia: I have complete confidence in your ability to write a bestselling YA dystopian trilogy, just putting that out there.
C. once set up a social worker appointment for a guy being discharged from the hospital, but the appointment was on the other side of town and the hospital was out of bus passes, and he had no money to buy one. He asked what he could do, and all she could do was shrug and show him the door. (FYI, she would've been fired if she'd given him money from her own wallet.)
@deepomega Preserving anonymity in negotiations with debt sellers who would not knowingly deal with Rolling Jubilee? That could be a partial explanation.
Charmingly, they answered my questions on the earlier post! Apparently, "All Board members are authorized to individually sign checks up to $10,000," just isn't true? It'd be helpful to have some clarification of that, given the policies Smith links to. It would be nice if they wouldn't use the word "theoretical" as a sort of disparagement of the concern for possible misappropriation of funds. I don't see anyone saying it's happened yet, but it certainly could. Saying that it would be caught isn't enough. Once money is spent on drugs, racehorses, or family member's medical bills, you can't get it back. Best to put in place technical barriers to limit the damage ahead of time.