by Kath » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:13 pm
by Harry K » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:17 pm
by DrYouth » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:30 pm
by NickDupree » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:44 pm
Kath wrote:Interesting experiment. Good luck, guys.
Harry has a good point. Nick's condition is an obvious yes, but it's a pretty big spectrum. On the other end, you have "my back hurts sometimes," peeps who spend their life fishing while living off the government.
Definitions going in would be a good thing.
by NickDupree » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:51 pm
DrYouth wrote:The gauntlet has been dropped...
Duelling with PM's at 30 paces...
(Clint Eastwood squint.... Eagle call....)
Will that dastardly Hondo make an appearance or quit this 2 horse town....
by Kath » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:55 pm
NickDupree wrote:I think people gaming the system in that way are rarer than you do
by Atanamis » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:21 pm
I would say permanent disability, personally. Is there a good standardized definition you sneaky medical coders have that would be of good use? We are looking for a term to refer to a condition that will be expensive and chronic for life, and which will make the likelihood of being able to repay a medical loan at any point in the future difficult or impossible.Harry K wrote:What are the parameters that would be considered "chronic debilitation conditions"?
by Harry K » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:31 pm
by hondo69 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:42 am
by Harry K » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:57 am
by DrYouth » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:34 pm
hondo69 wrote:Well well well. Very interesting indeed.
The posts on this topic are obviously very positive, genuine and sincere. Can't beat that with a stick. It all sounds like a great idea well worth the effort so I'd love to give it a shot. Personally, I don't care too much which rules are arrived at, though a moderator like Harry sounds like a good idea. Seems that having someone with real-life first hand knowledge would be a big plus.
I will say going in that I am a strong believer in a solid safety net system. So you won't get much argument from me about having such a system in the first place. Also, I'm generous to a fault when you're talking about the most vulnerable among us. If a truly deserving person needs $50,000 a year to get by I'm likey to give them $100,000 just on general principles. So I may not be the best person for the job for those expecting a knock down, drag out fight.
But I'm pretty much game for any topic and any rules that you all think would serve the purpose. Sounds like fun to me and who knows, we just might learn something in the process.
by NickDupree » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:00 pm
by hondo69 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:31 am
by DrYouth » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:22 am
by DrYouth » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:15 pm