Dipshit of the day: pitbull owner sues the family of the victim after fatal attack on dog.

Bailey

What the fuck?
TEXAS CITY, Texas — A woman whose four dogs killed a neighbor’s beagle is suing the owners of the dead dog for $1 million.

Emerald White’s three pit bulldogs and a pit-bull mix broke through the families’ common fence Oct. 27 to attack the 10-year-old beagle named Bailey. White, who has since moved from the home and could not be reached for comment, said in her lawsuit that she was seriously injured trying to stop the attack and retrieve her dogs.

The horrifying images are still fresh in Tiffany Baker’s mind.

“When I looked out the window, I saw my dog on her back, whimpering, and I saw two pit bulls attacking her,” Baker said.

Bailey eventually was able to walk over to the side of the Bakers’ house, where she died.

“The dog at that house attacked her, bit her, scratched her, injured her,” said lawyer Paul Houston Lavelle, who filed the suit Nov. 10. “Her dogs attacked the beagle, when the dog started attacking her.”

Lavelle said White should not be responsible for her medical bills and also said he has received threatening e-mails from people since taking on this case.

The suit contends that Bailey first tried to enter White’s property through a hole in their fence, and her dogs chased the beagle back home.

Not long before the incident, Steve Baker said he had worked to replace parts of the current fence to make it more secure and safe for his dog and family.

Steve Baker thinks that his dog never went on the offense and that she was only trying to stay alive. He also believes that the lawsuit is retaliation for 16 citations that Galveston County Animal Control issued to White after the attack.

Pit bull owners are the fucking worst low life scum of the earth

Unable to Meet the Deductible or the Doctor

Patricia Wanderlich got insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, and with good reason: She suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2011, spending weeks in a hospital intensive care unit, and has a second, smaller aneurysm that needs monitoring.

But her new plan has a $6,000 annual deductible, meaning that Ms. Wanderlich, who works part time at a landscaping company outside Chicago, has to pay for most of her medical services up to that amount. She is skipping this year’s brain scan and hoping for the best.

“To spend thousands of dollars just making sure it hasn’t grown?” said Ms. Wanderlich, 61. “I don’t have that money.”

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I was called a racist because I said I do not like the ACA and here is the fucking reason why. I was also told this is not happening anymore.

People with health insurance still can’t afford all the care they need

As reported by the Washington post on 11-13-2014

As open enrollment season starts, a new survey is providing an important reminder that you need to look just beyond the cost of a health plan’s monthly premium to figure out your expected medical costs for the coming year. With things like deductibles and co-pays creeping higher for nearly everyone, many adults are spending a chunk of their income on out-of-pocket costs.
This picture looks especially tough for the poor. People earning below the federal poverty line ($11,490 for an individual) were about four times as likely to spend more than 10 percent of their incomes on medical care compared to people earning more than 400 percent FPL, or roughly $46,000 for an individual.

And if you have a chronic condition, you’re about twice as likely to spend at least 5 percent or 10 percent of your income on medical expenses.

These costs do have an effect on whether people seek out care, the survey finds. Even about one-fourth of privately insured adults with deductibles less than 5 percent of income said they skipped out on needed care at some point because of their deductible.

Out-of-pocket medical spending has been one of the big issues to watch in the rollout of the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion. Though the law limits how much a consumer has to pay out-of-pocket each year on care, people enrolled in new ACA marketplace plans are generally still facing higher deductibles compared to employer-sponsored health plans. And even deductibles in employer plans are growing more prevalent, as this year’s Kaiser Family Foundation/HRET survey showed. Health plans now, however, are generally required to cover preventive services without cost-sharing.

The rise of high-deductible plans are supposed to help keep down health spending and make people be smarter consumers of their care — for example, maybe they pass up getting an unnecessary test if they’re absorbing more of that cost. This becomes problematic, though, if they’re skipping truly necessary care because they can’t afford it.

This morning’s Commonwealth report concludes with this warning: “Cost-sharing in health plans is affecting people’s medical decisions in ways that should be of concern to policymakers and the medical community.”

Yeah This Fucking legislation is helping everyone these days isn’t it?