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Hometown: Puyallup, Washington
Member since: 2001
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I truly believe that we will all live in peace and brotherhood someday. And so that I don't lose my faith in humanity, I will live my life as if that day had already happened.

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Obamacare news from the field:

Had to leave work early today. I caught Mrs. Aristus's bug and it's doing its work.


Before I left at lunchtime, I saw 11 patients, four of whom had their new ACA policies in effect (Washington State's health insurance exchange, Apple Care). I was able to send out appropriate prescriptions to their pharmacies, instead of settling for whatever $4 medications might have helped, or scrounging around in our (ever-diminishing) stash of donated meds.

I referred three patients out for diagnostic imaging, whch they don't have to pay for out-of-pocket, or apply for financial aid for.

And I referred 2 patients out for specialty evaluation and treatment, all covered under their new policies.

If all continues to go well, I predict single-payer health in the US within 5-7 years...

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