And most importantly, nobody will die from not being able to afford medical attention.
I rlly don’t get people against universal healthcare. Like what argument could possibly be more important to you than saving thousands of lives????? People are homeless because they can’t afford medical bills and a home???? People are refused service and kicked out of hospitals???? People declare bankruptcy to pay for medicine????
But… you might have to wait a year for a non urgent surgery… oh no……………………
Request: FriendshipFic - Reader had a bad day the day before and has been acting different while working and the only one to notice is Dwight. She normally leaves a little note each day on his computer screen but today there is none. To cheer her up he leaves notes in random places on her desk throughout the day and knowing Dwight the notes are weird making her day, end of the day she leaves a note on his windshield thanking him. :D
A/N: I’ve had this prompt saved since I saw it around the end of last year but only just got a chance to write it. (I also went online and found some good Dwight quotes for all but one of the notes because why not go to the source when trying to figure out what he would say?)
You walked to your desk and looked down at the scattered papers, immediately reminded of the sale that had fallen through on you the day before. The sale that was supposed to significantly boost your earnings for the company at a time where more earnings were desperately needed. You shook your head as you sat in your chair and quickly cleared the papers. Everyone on the sales team had sales that fell through, you couldn’t let everyone see how this was affecting you when everyone else was so able to quickly get back up on the horse and go on with their work, unaffected.
You looked down at the stack of post-its sitting next to your computer and, instead of going on with your morning routine and writing out a quick note for your coworker, Dwight, you shook your head and picked up the phone, checking to see if you had any messages. There was a twinge of guilt in your stomach at your unwillingness to keep up the daily tradition. It had started years back, after Jim had pulled a particularly elaborate prank on Dwight– not knowing he had been having a horrid day already– and hurt his spirits a bit. But, the way you saw it, how were you supposed to do something to brighten Dwight’s day if you weren’t even in the right mindset to brighten your own? Better no note than a less-than-cheery one, right?
Dwight walked in a few minutes later and took his spot at the desk across from you. His shoulders slumped a bit when he noticed a new post-it wasn’t anywhere to be found on his desk. He looked over at you, noticing your slumped posture and the frown spread on your face (instead of your usually bubbly smile) but quickly turned back to his computer, unsure of how to try to cheer you up, especially with all your colleagues bustling around the office.
Once you had heard all your messages, you decided to head to the break room to get a cup of coffee. Perhaps the caffeine would help get you out of this mood. When you got back to your desk, your brow furrowed when you found a post-it stuck to your keyboard. You sat down and lifted it up to read it.
“Why are all these people here? There are too many people on this Earth. We need a new plague,” was written in Dwight’s handwriting.
You couldn’t help but let out a quiet laugh at the absurdity of the words, causing a smile to spread across Dwight’s face.
This happened periodically for the rest of the day. Every time you returned to your desk, there was a new note, each more absurd than the last. You stuck each in your day-planner, wanting to keep them with you forever.
““R” is one of the most menacing of sounds. That’s why they call it murder not ‘muckduck’.”
“I don’t have a lot of experience with vampires, but I have hunted werewolves. I shot one once, but by the time I got to it, it had turned back into my neighbor’s dog.”
“In an ideal world, I would have all 10 fingers on my left hand so my right hand could just be a fist for punching.”
“I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for “Grizzly Man” and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Because that’s the thing about bear attacks… they come when you least expect it.”
“In the wild, there is no healthcare. Healthcare is “Oh, I broke my leg!” A lion comes and eats you, you’re dead. Well, I’m not dead. I’m the lion.”
“People say, ‘oh it’s dangerous to keep weapons in the home, or the workplace.’ Well I say, it’s better to be hurt by someone you know, accidentally, than by a stranger, on purpose.”
And your personal favorite: “It’s okay to lose your shit sometimes because if you keep your shit, you’ll end up full of shit and then you’ll explode and there will be shit everywhere. A shitstorm. And nobody wants that.”
You ended up leaving before Dwight, unable to thank him properly as he was on a call when you finally left. Instead, you quietly packed your things, making sure to grab a post-it off the stack. You went out to the parking lot and wrote out a quick note, sticking it on the windshield of Dwight’s car before you got into yours and drove off. Dwight came down a few minutes later, a part of him hoping you would have waited. He frowned slightly when he didn’t see your car left in the lot, but that quickly changed when his eye caught glimpse of the yellow square on his windshield. He walked over, his pace a tad faster than usual, and grabbed the note.
“Thank you for being there to make me laugh, even on the worst days. -Y/N”
His smile widened as he read the words, glad he could be of help to you. And the note quickly found it’s way into the folder he carried around full of every note you had ever given him.
this post has
spoilers for all of the episodes of asoue.
i’ve tagged every spoiler tag i can
think of, please don’t read if you haven’t finished watching and don’t want to
i wrote down some
stuff that stuck in my head from watching the new episodes:
“i wouldn’t know, i
live alone.” “NO KIDDING.” justice strauss you got rekt
“i told them to cry
using their inside voices”
“remarkable woman. flammable.” don’t you start with me
yessica haircut is
“do you know what
question i’m asked the most?” “will you please leave the premises?”
merlot was so much funnier than it should have been
THERE IS NO I IN
“every time she speaks,
it’s like the tines of a fork are being jammed into my eye”
“there is only what
the french call a certain…escargot”
THE TUNNELS WITH THE
VFD FAMILY NAMES
“the other is a
little lemony” “i told you never to say that word” OLAF PLEASE CHILL
eleanora poe is the
worst villain in the series
“klaus, i can touch
whatever i want” this was the creepiest moment, OLAF YOU’RE DEAD TO ME. they also kept the parts like “yes boss she’s yours” and “i wouldn’t dispose of you like your brother and sister”. they kept them, and they’re horrible, but i think they’re really important so i’m glad they stayed
“sssss”, for short
joke about long form television being better than cinema. his stare at the
camera was too great
SUNNY IN THE SUITCASE
WHILE OLAF STABBED THE FUCK OUT OF THE OTHER ONE? CAN YOU NOT?
“heeeeere’s shammy” if that was improv, which i bet it was, nph is my new favourite actor
I LOVE LARRY
charles and sir are a
proper couple! i mean their relationship is still terrible but i’m glad it’s
allowed to be canon now
olaf and georgina orwell’s arguments were 10/10 would see again
“there is nothing
evil about free healthcare” oh my god
“i’m a free man! i am never taking another partner” lmao good one, see you in book six
ESME SQUALOR IN THAT
FUCKING CAR I SWEAR MY HEART STOPPED. i will fight anyone who argues that it wasn’t her come on
the prufrock prep school photo jesus
in summary, i loved
every second of all of the episodes. i think the bad beginning and miserable mill episodes were the best, but they were all great. i thought olaf was perfect - still hammy, which he is as a character, but so much better than the movie. i can’t believe how much i loved the series and cannot wait for season
two! a more articulate post will probably come later, once i’ve watched them all again a million times
I hate seeing people being like “OH HEALTHCARE ISN’T A RIGHT” or “EDUCATION ISN’T A RIGHT” like rights are some naturally ordained thing where you can intellectually separate legitimate and illegitimate rights. If you think you have the right for me not to bash your brains in with a big rock to take your stuff then we’re operating from the same “making up rights” playbook and you should shut your fucking mouth and let people try and make things better for themselves.
We need the government to take over everything. Public schools are good and so is socialised healthcare. Why stop there?
Oh for the love of Calvin Coolidge, would you just stop. Please. I have never supported government healthcare and have talked throughout on the problems with the department of education. But unlike Obamacare, Department of Ed is much harder to get rid of.
But Public Schools are never going to be abolished, that’s unrealistic. What we can do is curtail the involvement and influence of the federal government.
ficathon prompt: sterek hogwarts au where stiles gets injured during a quidditch match and derek looks after him. would be awesome if you could throw allison into the fic as well as a friend or something!
Well, I gave it a try! I had to brush up on my Harry Potter knowledge, though - it’s been awhile. :)
Also be warned that Stiles gets a concussion here. :(
(6/10 prompts for my 1k followers thingy! And now I’m 400 followers past… oops.)
Stiles blinks his eyes open, gazing blearily upwards, and wonders if he’s gone to heaven.
“Stiles, can you hear me?” Derek Hale asks, a remarkably concerned expression on his face.
Holy fuck, does he have a pretty face. Stiles has never seen it so close up before, and he can practically hear angels singing in the background as he takes in Derek’s gorgeous eyes and perfect stubble. Heaven, indeed.
He’s about to say as much when someone else butts in.
“Oh my god, Stiles, I am so sorry!” Allison exclaims, dropping down next to him, still fully clad in her quidditch gear. “I was just aiming for your shoulder, and I thought you’d duck anyway, but – ”
“What?” Stiles croaks, moving his head to get a better look at her. However, the moment makes his vison swim and he lets out a pained groan, squeezing his eyes shut.
“Keep still,” Derek orders, moving Stiles’ head back into its previous position with surprising gentleness. “We need to wait for Madam McCall to get here to check you for spinal injuries.”
“Spinal injuries?” Stiles asks, opening his eyes again to shoot Derek a questioning look.
“You feel pretty far,” Derek explains, and Allison winces.
“What about the game?” Stiles asks, which, surprisingly enough, puts a fierce scowl on Derek’s face.
“It was cancelled as soon as I hit you in the head with the bludger,” Allison tells him, her lips pressed in a tight line. “It’s being counted as a draw.”
“Ugh,” Stiles groans. Well, there goes the Slytherin season record. Hopefully Cora won’t give him shit about it. Then again, he supposes getting to see her gorgeous brother up close instead of halfway across the great hall might make facing her wrath worth it.
Ah, the things he suffers through for his pathetic crush.
I don't have a Tumblr account, but follow your fandomsandfeminism blog (which is awesome, btw) but I just wanted to ask a question about the birth control thing. In the UK birth control is free, you don't even pay prescription charges (which is about £8.50 per medication if you're 18+) and IUD's, hormone shots, implants etc are all free as well (regardless of age). How much would a 6 month set of a typical birth control pill (say microgynon 30) cost in the US if you had to pay out of pocket? 1/2
And if you go to your GP and ask they will prescribe you the MAP for free too. I’ve heard of people paying hundreds of pounds for contraceptives in the US, but I don’t understand why they’re so expensive. So in America how do poor people afford their medication? How do people afford surgery or even health care? And how is it legal to deny people that treatment? If that happened here they’d take the NHS to the ECHR and force it. I’m not familiar with the US health service, so I’m curious.
A lot of this depends on where in the country you live and what resources are available to you.
I take a generic birth control pill, and I’m part of my pharmacy’s membership program, so I’ve able to get mine for about $10 a month. (Not counting the doctor’s appointments I had to go to to get the prescription. The initial one was about $50 using my college’s healthcare center, but for a normal doctor without insurance, it could be hundreds of dollars.)
Now, if normal birth control pills aren’t going to work for you, the other options get much more expensive very quickly. An IUD can cost anywhere from $500-$1000 up front. Birth control shots (which last 3 months each) can cost from $35-$100. The patch can cost about $80 a month. The vaginal rings can cost about $80 a month. The implants can cost $800. Again, these don’t include the cost of seeing the doctor in the first place. People who have more specific issues going on may have to opt for even more expensive options or combinations of options.
As for other health care if you don’t have insurance….yeah. I mean, a ride in an ambulance will cost you a few hundred dollars. Hospitals can’t refuse to help you, but only if you have a LIFE THREATENING problem, and then you’ll be thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars in debt. Because of this, people without insurance will put off getting medical care until even a rather minor problem has escalated into a deadly one, because that’s the only circumstance that the hospital has to treat you.