You can already choose a new health plan under the American Health Care Act


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/06/you-can-already-choose-a-new-h.html


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#3

I thought they were going to offer a low budget one, to show that they “cared”.

Only $599.99


#4

You can tell this isn’t real, because it’s missing key features of the AHCA: it doesn’t cost older people massively more than younger people (compared to the current system), and there’s not a word about pre-existing conditions might increase the cost of your plan or make it unavailable.


#5

$600, for cardboard? There are 4 choices at Costco under $1,000. And a plain pine box has got to be around the same price, if not less.


#6

They have to impoverish the already poor make a profit somehow.


#7

What? For less than that you can get two, one steel and one cardboard.


#8

If there is an industry I hate more than for-profit healthcare it is for-profit funeral rites.


#9

Why are you shopping for caskets at Costco?


#10

When I die, I want to be stuck up a tree in Tennessee


#11

tRumpCare is like selling explosive diarrhea. Good luck TGOP!


#12

Good a place as any other.


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Or you could go with BioGift.

http://www.biogift.org/body-donation-areas.php


#15

Hey, at least nobody “needs” a fancy funeral. And if you do choose to have one for a family member you can be reasonably sure the “pre-existing condition” won’t make it cost a lot more for some people than others.

Me, I’ve told the fam to just go the “coffee can” route.


#16

It’s like this; there’s John Prine - and then there’s everybody else.


#17

I always thought that was what ⊥rump was all about.


#18

I want my ashes kept in a beer growler. Preferably with a little IPA left in it.


#19

Yep. I don’t care what people do with my remains. It’s not my problem.


#20

It’s pretty hard to get around the funeral homes entirely, though it is very possible if your grieving family moves fast enough and jumps through a lot of hoops. I just want to be harvested, not embalmed, and then buried in a shroud or cremated and then buried - I just want it to be cheap and return me back into the circle of life.

However, my family can ultimately decide what to do to grieve how they want. I just disagree with a lot of the sales tactics and fees, and I really don’t want to be buried as essentially a stuffed toy.