James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket, 1874-1877
Moss covered Japanese Maples in Portland, Oregon
"My real self wanders elsewhere, far away, wanders on and on invisibly and has nothing to do with my life."
Hermann Hesse (via glittertomb)
(Source: kitty-en-classe, via dazeofpurplehaze)
Mark Maggiori. The Blessed Event. What if Jesus really lived with you?, 2009. Oil on canvas.
Until now, these charges have been closely held by facilities that see a competitive advantage in shielding their fees from competitors.
Here’s the thing: universal single-payer healthcare. If we can’t have that, then you don’t get to have this hybrid market where you get to have your cake and eat it too. You have to play by the rules of the free market and list prices and be culpable for that. You do not get the luxury of preventing customers from bargain hunting and price comparison. Until healthcare is free (as it should be) it should be treated as any other consumer product and subject to the same scrutiny.
Also, check the tool at the bottom. I can’t help but notice that most states that oppose Obamacare also have the highest costs. Hmm.