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John Oliver takes on for-profit dialysis units
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John Oliver takes on for-profit dialysis units




The first few weeks I was on dialysis I was treated in a DaVita unit. Everything Oliver says is 100% accurate. Fuck them.
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For profit dialysis has been a problem since at least the mid 1990's. Their oversight is mostly based on self reporting. 

What John didn't touch on is their tactic to bleed private insurance dry prior to the point when medicare coverage kicks in and/or becomes the primary payor. 

Not quite 100% in my opinion, but damn close.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

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Damnit! Sorry to see that you went through that kind of shit. I hope I don't get all the way to dialysis. I'm early stage CRF. I have an HMO, though, so maybe it would be different.
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Geez they're in such a hurry they apparently don't even sterilize properly. I'm sorry that you are in a situation as to have to deal with this sort of thing.
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(May 15, 2017 at 11:02 pm)Industrial Lad Wrote: Geez they're in such a hurry they apparently don't even sterilize properly. I'm sorry that you are in a situation as to have to deal with this sort of thing.

I wonder how many of those patient's deaths could be attributed to cross-contamination, were somebody to check? Dodgy I guess it's easier to barf up megabucks than to just fucking do the job right? Have they no shame or ethics? That money goes to the gov as fines instead of to the families who have lost loved ones, where it belongs. SMH in disbelief.
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Ugh. I might be offered an Software Dev internship with this company.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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(May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm)Fireball Wrote: Damnit! Sorry to see that you went through that kind of shit. I hope I don't get all the way to dialysis. I'm early stage CRF. I have an HMO, though, so maybe it would be different.

I was diagnosed for almost 5 years before I hit end stage. Unfortunately I didn't respond to any treatments (my uncle on my father's side, who has the same kidney disease, actually did respond to steroids and never had to go on dialysis) I hope things work out for you!
Memento Mori
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(May 15, 2017 at 10:04 pm)Fireball Wrote: Damnit! Sorry to see that you went through that kind of shit. I hope I don't get all the way to dialysis. I'm early stage CRF. I have an HMO, though, so maybe it would be different.

Very sorry to hear that. If you haven't seen a nephrologist yet I suggest that you do. There are some things that can be done to slow the progression.
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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