Mar 9 Cynara commented on Would Someone Please Explain to Paul Ryan How This "Insurance" Stuff Works?.
Also, what we call health "insurance" is really mostly a pre-payment plan. It's as if your car insurance paid for tires and oil changes, or your homeowners paid for clogged plumbing and new paint. But real insurance, like automobile liability insurance, protects us from our own and other people's bills in a crisis.
Mar 9 Cynara commented on Would Someone Please Explain to Paul Ryan How This "Insurance" Stuff Works?.
Why is that people act like buying insurance for poor people would be free, but HSAs would cost money to subsidize? Surely HSA funding would be paid in the same manner as insurance, but the whole amount goes to the recipient instead of sharing it with insurance executives, except for a small premium for catastrophic insurance.

Think about the inefficiency of our current health payment system. What if we gave poor people food insurance? Then they went to a grocery store with no prices and picked stuff out. Then the grocer paid a billing specialist to send the tab to the insurance company with inflated prices. Then the insurance company paid an adjuster to negotiate the prices and paid a reduced rate. Then 6 months later the grocer sent the customer a bill for the $5 they still had to pay. Would that make sense?

So why not have an HSA card for health like we have an EBT card for food stamps. Your employer or government puts money into your HSA. You go to the doctor for care and swipe your HSA debit card and are done. Wouldn't that be easier for all concerned?
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Jul 27, 2016 Cynara commented on A Conversation With a #BernieOrBuster About Dinner.
@11 The actual non-fascist pro-LGBT anti-war pro-choice anti-crony pick is Gary Johnson/Bill Weld. But I'm sure no one wants to hear that. There's always http://www.burnmyvote.org/.
Jul 22, 2016 Cynara commented on Free Will Astrology.
"You can only go halfway into the darkest forest," says a Chinese proverb. "Then you are coming out the other side."

See, this is why these are great, regardless of your belief or not in astrology.
May 17, 2016 Cynara commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: How Can I Be a Good Ally to My Abusive Trans Ex?.
Being considerate to preferences is a good thing, but reality is a better thing. Bruce Jenner, he competed in the men's Olympics; Caitlyn Jenner, she did not compete in the women's Olympics.

Otherwise we'll come to statements like, "My ex, Mike, cheated on me and he got pregnant with his lover's baby".
May 16, 2016 Cynara commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: How Can I Be a Good Ally to My Abusive Trans Ex?.
Since Mike is no longer around or part of her social circle, why not treat them almost as a split personality or two different people?

"When my ex-girlfriend M was mad at me, she ..."

"Mike used to be a friend, but now he ..."
May 10, 2016 Cynara commented on How to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, According to Dan Savage.
Please support Target stores for their inclusive bathroom policy. The religious right is urging boycotts and signing petitions against them for it.
May 4, 2016 Cynara commented on Savage Love.
@23 Good post about extremes. I think it's a shame we've abandoned the "bases" of kissing, making out, and petting with a new partner instead of jumping right to intercourse.
Mar 11, 2016 Cynara commented on Free Will Astrology.
Hey Knat, nobody asked you to read it. I happen to like it. It's poetic, has nice literary references, and brings up good things to think about. I don't much believe in astrology, but I read all the signs for the inspirations.
Dec 29, 2015 Cynara commented on Savage Love.
There are apps that can contact someone if you don't respond in a given time period, but as @3 says, you wouldn't be any less dead.

http://www.techlicious.com/tip/free-pers…