Dude: The same brand, same model of hearing aid can go for $2500 to $12K. Yeah, right, the audiologist service worth $10K per hour.
While we should pay for emergency personnel sitting idle because we do not operate ambulance continuously, majority of medical services can be grouped into packages and priced clearly. Different doctors can charge differently, just like Ford and Benz are priced differently. Some of us like top-of-the-line, while many of us cannot afford $250K heart surgery.
Based on my personal experience, I strongly support that the patient and family should do a lot of shopping. My mother needs hearing aids that is not covered by ObamaCare, and when I spent 1 hour shopping, I found that the same kind of hearing aids can go from $2500 to $12K. When I asked the audiologist, she became very upset, and stated that the $2.5K vendor would not provide good audiogram and after-sale service. Audiogram is not very useful since the patient is the best person to adjust the #$%$ and decide what is the best setting. I doubt that the after-sale service worth $10K.
You do not need to worry about the job security of the audiologist. The union convinced the CA to pass a law to eliminate mail order competitions.
How do we know that the economy of China is booming? The latest news states that some Japanese companies are relocating to ROC, and faking that they are Taiwanese in order to trade in China.
Those companies that list in US exchanges have to follow US accounting rules, and therefore they are as much a crock as the US accountant. The bad one is Cramer who pumped the stock without doing homework. Now, do you have something against USA?
Japan warns China that it may attack Chinese nuclear submarines. At the same time, China discloses that she is retiring the secretive first generation nuclear submarine. So, the simple approach for China is to let Japan attacks her first generation nuclear submarine and pollute the coast.
Have you seen the latest budget package? The R received a lot of bribes, and sound like chickens. Pork, pork, pork.
If a disabled homeless family decides to camp on your front yard and the police chooses not to do anything because it is private property, what would you do? Turn on sprinkler? Let out the dogs? Shoot them? Run your 4X4 over them? To keep them in jail will cost more than a 5 star hotel. Hope this shows that some form of welfare program is needed. Now, how much of your income did you donate to help, and I mean cash, not worn socks to get tax write-off. 10%? 5%? 1%?
Your unwilling to help is actually the cause of welfare programs. Those need helps joined those unwilling to work and carved out a piece of Federal and State budgets. Why should they give up their gains to make you happy?
The only solution is the British approach: Only those who pay income tax can vote. The problem with this approach is that companies like NGC and LMT live on essentially all Federal handout. I know of 2 El Segundo managers used their power to get lucky. So, if you are upset with the welfare programs, get a sex change.