Question for you. You mention that healthcare is cheaper in Europe, but that does not mean it is the best system. Do you know anyone in Europe (or any 1st world single payer system) that would trade their healthcare coverage for the US's system? I don't mean a rich guy coming down from Canada for a Knee Replacement. I mean actually trading the whole system. I don't know of any, but perhaps they are out there in numbers.
My investigation from HealthCare.gov for a family of 6 was much more affordable than what i was previously offered from insurance companies prior to Obamacare. And this is even without subsidies.
I was with a start-up for a little over a year. One of the conditions I had for joining with them was that they would cover my COBRA expenses, because a) I couldn't afford it with my start-up salary and b) I couldn't get independent coverage because of a few preexisting conditions with me and my family. People forget about that clause. And lord help you if you are pregnant or have a pregnant wife (or want to get pregnant soon). Impossible to get coverage (or so I was told by two different brokers). Say what you want about Obamacare, but just the change of getting reasonably priced insurance even with preexisting conditions is enough for some people to have the freedom to jump into start-ups. Whether it's "right" or "wrong" is a completely different story.
I feel for you guys. It was tough for me. I had to move to North Carolina from the mid-atlantic in order to find work. But I got some experience and came back a year later and found employment quickly. Sincerely, best of luck to you all.
Mean is an understatement, but yes. I've experienced it, along with practically everyone I've talked with from my previous profession.
.Some examples I was told to me would absolutely floor you. I wish I could be more specific, but it's hearsay... But I believe them. Take that for what it is. And this was almost 20 years ago.
Thanks for the compliment, too.
My advice to her would be get some sort of a job either for a temp agency (which often has turnover and often is more relaxed in hiring practices, better or worse) or as a last resort, work as a nursing assistant (which is what I did). While your brain-dependent nursing skills might atrophy, your hands-on skills stay sharp and hospitals DO look for that. That will give you her an edge over the newer candidates both with staying in the field and not being shy around handling her patient's ADLs.
Former nurse turned programmer here. Nursing demand has always been cyclical. Or, at least since the 90's when I went to nursing school. It starts with a huge demand for nurses. Lots of people jump into the field, getting ADNs, LPNs, and sometimes higher degrees. Within a few years, the demand is met and there is a glut of nurses on the market. Eventually, those people who got into nursing because they wanted a (relatively) high-paying job with decent benefits see all the crap (figuratively and literally) you have to deal with. Combined with a typically hostile workplace, many relatively new nurses end up leaving the field. The cycle repeats. I mention hostile workplace because nursing is well known for being one of the few professions out there that still "eats their young." All that to say: give it time. They'll be another shortage within 3-4 years.
Nice GI Joe Retaliation reference> We must have been on the same flight!
This reminds me of Microsoft....
Captain Planet never killed anyone?? Don Cheadle as Captain Planet sure did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwJaELXadKo
While you might well be correct, the issue at hand is the website. It's a bit disingenuous to say the whole law is broken because of the website. That is, unless the same people who made the law are the ones coding.
I hear Microsoft is looking for a CEO..
Windows Media Center had extenders (provided by HP and others, in addition to the XBox 360) that was nothing more than a remote desktop session into a Windows Media Center PC. They streamed video as far back as 2006 and hi-def after that. Of course, this is all within a home network.. But video is supported.
Not for Windows 8.1, if you own Windows 8. It is a free upgrade. Microsoft has apparently learned a lesson from Apple.
The bulk of the bible was written in Hebrew and Greek, not just Aramaic. Also, there is no "original" bible. We have fragments. Some rather large ones (Textus Receptus, Textus Sinaiticus, and Testus Vaticinus." Which adds to your translation of a translation thought.