“The one problem here from the main article not the HP one was the hospital confirmed he accessed her medical records. He kind of screwed himself there. Pictures he was an invited visitor I agree, medical records pure HIPAA on that one.”
synergie on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:46:20
“The problem with that is that neither article, or any interview with the drunk girl indicates that any medical information was released at all, so no HIPAA violation. She says she gave him permission to look at her records. He's in trouble with the hospital, not for breaking a federal law. ”
“The CBO report is based on prediction and a 40bil over 10 years savings. Granted actual figures come in at an increase in spending of about 20bil each year on just obesity related conditions alone per the CDC. So I guess it is saving when the increase is only say 160bil over 10years vs 200bil. Granted most people really don't consider it savings being it is like paying off one credit card with another, and still charging on it.
Second the op-ed is just that. What the writer is failing to disclose is that while saving is insentive based, it is the government figurtive gun to head method in the form of "Value based purchasing" which is conviently missing from this story. That is what is being stuck to hospitals. On paper it looks great, basically getting paid for outcomes vs number of procedures. Well it fails to take into consideration that hospitals have lawyers and accountants to and over the last 4 years prices raised to offset the fines that are going to happen, and still increase the profits.
You see I have spent the last 4 years assisting in adjusting charting and billing methods in the magnet hospital I work at. The sad fact is outcomes remain the same for the most part, but just look different on paper.”
“So you know it will lower deficits and the overall cost of healthcare how? You, being informed, know that that law was written by lawyers and insurance agencies, but hey they have a great track record of being honest.
Granted the medical field knows that access to insurance does not equal improved health. They also know that what drives healthcare costs is treatment and care of chronic conditions like obesity, and related mobidities like diabetes, cardiac, renal, sepsis, and so on. They also know that despite over 80% of the country has had health insurance that these national health stats continue to climb at a rapid rate which eats up all those dollars. Please tell me how any current healthcare model in the US helps us?”
timarina on Oct 21, 2013 at 02:26:36
“Here's two articles you should read to educate yourself about the issues.
“Correct, they use a time and tested standard of deturmining sex which would be gentials. Now yes there are some cases of people being born with both sets, but out of a billions of people living right now, the decimal point percentage occurance rate just doesn't get it done. Also while there can be several more options then the typical, in this case they are going for the typical definition of female for that is what the paper now says, not female with testicles or some other sub gender.”
Pablito Garcia on Oct 12, 2013 at 09:09:32
“http://www.isna.org/faq/frequency Your "minimization" of the degree of sex ambiguity. I don't even care if you say her sex is male. though I think it's irrelevant. But her gender is female. Period. And it's better to have an idea which may use the term "sex" but it's really ABout gender is now correct. There's no "subgender" she is a girl.”
“In the end this is nothing but paper which is now meaningless other than telling a person was born. Gender is personal identity, sex is defined by DNA standards of this day which have not changed. Changing it from male to female doesn't change sex. What they should have done is just eliminate sex off the birth certificate and made it easy.”
Pablito Garcia on Oct 10, 2013 at 02:55:25
“Very few people have a DNA sample done to determine gender. And, even within Genetics there are several more options than just the typical gender binary we think of.”
“The thing is most of these states do not have laws banning gay marriage. These bans are written and voted by the people in their State's Constitution. The Feds are not going to start invaliding those. Now if the Fed made it a law or part of the US Constitution, then a different story.”
DK111 on Oct 10, 2013 at 02:18:57
“If the state constitution conflicts with the US constitution, the federal constitution prevails. For instance, 50 years ago many states banned interracial marriages and those laws were deemed unconstitutional. So if the Supreme Court rules that state laws and/or amendments to the state constitution conflict with the US constitution, those laws and/or amendments become invalid. Anti-gay marriage laws may and probably do violate the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Again, I am not a lawyer, so I can not say for sure. But I suspect that it will not be long before these anti-gay marriage laws or constitional amendments are deemed unconstitutional. For instance, California's Prop 8 did amend the state constitution and the US Supreme Court ruled it invalid and unconstitutional. So your statement that state constitution has status vs the US constitution is not valid.”
“Per the current articles this will not be a full government shutdown either. I am not sure if that is even possible really. I mean the military just doesn't stop, along with deemed essential services.”
“So I have to wonder if another, if not the biggest reason for union decline is loss of industry. I mean where is the strength of manufacturing in the US which was the biggest source of union membership. I mean they are lumping all unions into one it seems, where service type unions are doing a bit better. For example nursing unions, going pretty strong right now, the US would be hard pressed to ship those jobs oversea. So are all unions taking this decline hit or just a limited area of unions, and if that is the case I doubt it is laws that are really doing the bulk of damage.”
bigmaddy on Sep 19, 2013 at 00:05:12
“Right to work laws have weaken the unions, they are designed to divide and conquer and make it harder to bring a union into a work place. One more note years ago I worked for a company that talked their employees to decertify there union. Which is when I quit. 6 years later I was talking to one of their drivers and found out that they hadn't seen a real pay raise in 6 years and lost 1/2 of their benefits.”
“Those are not my conclusions, those are the studies. How you fix it is only simple in theory, and no short term solutions. You have a change a culture. Also I am not part of or agree with the NRA's many tactics. But I do agree with there root cause which is gun safety.”
maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:38:58
“I know exactly what you are saying. You are saying that black people are the cause of gun violence. It is the same rhetoric the NRA has been pushing during any discussion concerning gun violence on these pages for months.”
“So reading the study which took a bit, and I read evidence based studies all the time for work I take this out this study.
Young blacks ages 15-29yrs make up that "disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides." If that info is correlated with the same sources it shows that the largest group of owners of illegal guns are that same group.
Yes the study is valid based on the outcome desired by the use of proxy numbers, because the actual numbers can't be measured. This is common is science studies and does not make it invalid. Fact is more guns equal more gun deaths, which is pretty common knowledge long before this study. It also points out the greatest contributor group of all of the gun related homicides, which is also well known before this study.
Where the study falls short is the correlation between legally owned vs illegally owned guns used in the crimes. Also the prevalence of gun laws for each state and the changes they have made to those numbers.
So in the end back to nature and common sense, you are more likely to be attack by a shark in an area with large numbers sharks (amount of guns vs homicides) and those who are attacked are likely swimming with bloody chunks of meat tied all over their bodies (young black population).”
maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:16:39
“I didn't see any mention of race in this study, you clearly interjected your own troubling fears into this discussion. The only thing one can draw from your comment is that you and the NRA whom you represent, are both armed and racist.”
samw1819 on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:09:25
“The last fact is, the more guns, the more gun deaths. Of all those things used to kill each other with, the gun is the most deadly.”
kruggerX on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:06:43
“Thank you or the common sense post. We need a study into how guns get into the black market. Until we know the different ways criminals acquire guns we can not truly address gun violence. Recently we had 2 major gun arrests in NYC. 2 men were caught selling guns legally bought in SC and transporting them to NYC and selling them to criminals. I say criminals because "law abiding gun owners" ( I am one) don't buy on the street. We need research into ALL confiscated guns and how they got to were they did. Until we know how, where and when we will not stop gun deaths.”
maraidia on Sep 14, 2013 at 07:05:34
“Given the conclusion you (NRA) have drawn here, I would love to here your recommendation.”
vlpfl49 on Sep 14, 2013 at 06:53:30
“"Where the study falls short is the correlation between legally owned vs illegally owned guns used in the crimes"