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#31 Growled

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 15:25

Funny thing is, I dont see ILikeTobacco defaming that dudes wife for missing out on the .26 cents, and that it was ultimatly her fault that he almost died. 

Someone should have used a little common sense, though. It's only 26 cents. 




#32 Xerino

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:10

 

Way to go capitalism....



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:16

When the truck driver took time off work to seek treatment under the Family and Medical Leave Act, he was told that treatment for the leukemia required a bone-marrow transplant that would cost about $500,000, even with insurance.

And that right there is everything that is wrong with this country's terrible healthcare system.



#34 notchinese

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 18:19

Yep, but not a single problem with the 'health care' in the US. IT WAS A .26 CENT MISTAKE YOU GREEDY ****S.

 

Nobody has ever claimed its perfect. Quit getting your panties in a bunch.



#35 jakem1

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 19:09

Everyone's so busy attacking the healthcare system (or lack of it) but nobody noticed that the guy was sacked because he was sick.  Why do American's hate people so much?



#36 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 21:44

Everyone's so busy attacking the healthcare system (or lack of it) but nobody noticed that the guy was sacked because he was sick.  Why do American's hate people so much?

As I have been told when I was a worker, If you are not producing and making me money, then you are not making money and your fired. That's how the US is ran. Well, that and stupid ####ing wars we have no business being in, but that's another story entirely.



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Posted 16 August 2013 - 22:27

I hope he gets his treatment. It's nothing to mess around with.



#38 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:52

I hope he gets his treatment. It's nothing to mess around with.

 

Last sentence in the op...

 


"The Department of Labor said the company will reinstate him from May 'til now," Mara Branco told the paper. "They said the company did it wrong. I am super happy. It’s like a weight has lifted off my shoulder. It’s better than winning the lottery."



#39 +_Alexander

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 21:49

The frustrating part is I don't see this changed for the better.



#40 amnesiality

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 21:57

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#41 PsYcHoKiLLa

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 22:14

Gawd bless 'murca





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