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Hope you guys don't need a hip replacement or anything else that might cost money when you get old.

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/aoc-aide-no-covered-hip-replacements-for-oldsters/

The universal health coverage, planned as part of the Green New Deal, would apparently not cover hip replacements for the elderly or private rooms in hospitals. At least, that is what Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s senior counsel and policy advisor, Dan Riffle — a former marijuana activist, whose Twitter slogan is, Every billionaire a policy failure” — tweeted Tuesday:

Private rooms, 5th Avenue offices, hip replacements for octogenarians, the public plan will no longer cover them. Cosmetic surgery…For the public plan to work, it can’t pay for literally everything, which means there will be a market for things it doesn’t.

Apparently getting pushback on this, Riffle tried to recant:

I take it back. We’ll do the hip replacements. Many reconstructive surgeries are ill-advised for folks past a certain age b/c recovery is too difficult, but apparently that’s not the case with this particular one. I do policy, not orthopedics.

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1 hour ago, fan_since79 said:

Apparently getting pushback on this, Riffle tried to recant:

 I take it back. We’ll do the hip replacements. Many reconstructive surgeries are ill-advised for folks past a certain age b/c recovery is too difficult, but apparently that’s not the case with this particular one. I do policy, not orthopedics.

you do weed, buddy 

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I wonder when the first lawsuits in Stockton will be filed over “only” getting $500 or being passed over on the list. 

I’m gonna venture a guess at around March 15.

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On 2/16/2019 at 11:34 PM, Tank said:

the immediate downside to this program is that you have to live in stockton.

I had an unsolicited inquiry about a job there a while back, an administrative role in a chain of local health care clinics. When I asked around here, I forget who said it, but someone said that it was "like living in Damascus", literally the worst place in California to live.

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