Made me chuckle (title must be 25 characters)
By - 69california
It's a crime that people are tied to soul sucking jobs just to have health insurance.
I have a blood clotting disorder my Xarelto is unaffordable. I literally have to work to live. The deep meaning of my existence is financial slavery. I never asked to be here.
I feel you. I have to get Rituxan infusions 4x per year. They're >$20k a pop. If it weren't for insurance I'd be broke and dead. As it stands I'm just broke.
Amen to that. Type one diabetic here, my 9-5 severely underpays. But my oh my do they have amazing coverage. Thank god for door dash to help me pay bills.
Psoraitic arthritis here. Sure, I can go without my Humira for a few months, if I decide I'm done with, you know, walking.
It sucks. I’m working two jobs right now. One which I love and one which I absolutely cannot stand and wish I could quit every day. Guess which one provides Health Care coverage.
My stepdaughter works at Starbucks just for the insurance. I think she pays like $25 each pay period and nothing for prescriptions. On top of their tuition reimbursement she's making out better than most.
She doesn't love the job, but this is the reality that we're living in.
The Starbucks tuition plan is spectacular! I'm doing Uber for the same tuition that Starbucks offers for Arizona State University online.
It's a control mechanism by now. Employers use it to keep workers where they want them because of the threat of losing insurance is very real.
it is and it just happened to me. i was so miserable at my last job but had to stay because i’m on medication that i need every day. i couldn’t take any longer and quit and had to pay $300 for my meds and i have to fill them every two weeks
This is the right answer. The main people fighting against universal healthcare are big corporations. They love to add in the job description how they have full benefits so they can pay you less. And they love to hear “I can’t quit my job, I need the insurance”. If healthcare was universal then companies would have to pay more and actually treat their employees right and with respect
total compensation is a thing, and companies/empployers are not evil for being part of it. The evil part of it is lobbying to keep it that way.
If you have great insurance fully paid for by employer, that could be 20-30k per year in benefits. So even if you are only making 60k, you are better off there than making 75k with no benefits (below that pay rate, you are not likely getting even remotely decent benefits)
This would be great except there are only a few companies that have great insurance. The majority of companies have terrible benefits.
That sounds like appologetics to me.
sort of, but a vague defense of the smaller business that are not lobbying for this system.
If a company is big enough to have a lobby, then yes, they are very much part of the issue.
Small businesses would benefit from only having to allow for a tax for health care than trying to deal with the labor intensive and difficult yearly process of finding and keeping insurance for their workers. So I don't know why you would say that.
they would- i am defending the ones that do provide good coverage when they remind you that it is not just salary; it is total compensation (in this case the value of the benefits should be thought through).
Small to midsize employers are not the ones creating and keeping the system we have in place. So defending them in this case is not bootlicking. If they are doing something good for employees; the employees should keep that in mind when looking for jobs.
I lost my insurance and needed healthcare and now I’m 8 years out on the debt and they can’t do anything about it doesn’t effect my tax score either only if I agree to pay any of it can j be in trouble if I continue to ignore it it’s just magically gone now. Altho I’ll tell you the 8 years before the statute of limitations on debt I got phone calls multiple times a day even if I blocked the number.
I lost my job than and couldn’t afford a operation to remove a benign cyst from my stomach that was causing me to lose weight and whatnot and shit as it was in my stomach I could barely eat without feeling full instantly. While it was a benign cyst and not deadily on its own the malnutrition and weight loss would have eventually gotten me I went from 180lbs to 148lbs in a month and this was with weight gain shakes etc. at the end I figured my life was worth the debt however medical debt is not the same as credit or loan debt ( they can’t take your home garnish your wages etc because you can’t afford healthcare)
My sister who was a doctor made me aware of this it’s not a route you want to take unless you have no options left and most hospitals( non profit ones that is) won’t sell your debt to a collection agency. The hospital eventually pays it out on their charity care programs.( no my sister couldent pay for it she was a year out of school and in debt at that time from school costs)
The only weird loophole is if you ever agree to pay a doller of it you now bind yourself to an agreement it’s tricky langauge.
My mom is not in great health but she really wants to go back to working, and the only reason would be to get healthcare insurance. That makes me sad. She would be more safe staying home. At the same time insurance would not be possible since it would cost $1k a month.
That's why you just be poor. State insurance, food stamps, hand outs. Whatever, fuck the USA. I'll take whatever hand out they want to give me while giving me absolutely no reason to try to get into a better job or financial situation.
Yeah, except I'm a single person with no children in a state that hates people like me. I've been ramen noodle poor and still made too much to get on any assistance. Its actually really hard to get onto those things for a lot of people.
The alternative is to make it so that the status quo doesn't put someone in a position to only eat ramen or depend on the state and enforce the rich to pay their part for the things we as a society need. They use our roads and other infrastructure, they can help pay for more.
I used to dash before my current job, When you technically suffer for 8 hours a day, paying 23$ for a soggy french fry is fine with me. I’m not leaving the fucking house lmao
I thought my heart couldn’t get more blackened before delivering. I openly admit I was dead wrong
I didn’t laugh at this I just got depressed….
Keep your chin up! If this guy doesn’t think twice about spending $23 on a hamburger but too entitled to go get one himself then most likely won’t ever be happy and always have a void that can’t be filled.
i thought like 5 times about getting the luke warm $23 hamburger. i was super fucking high so i got it. i probably wont get it again until i forget how not good it was.
So later today after some dabs?
Fair point. My head just heard a whining Karen’s voice reading it.
After 500 deliveries I had to call all my friends who were servers in college and give them the recognition they deserved
Clearly he did think twice or he wouldn’t have bothered mentioning it. Plenty of reasons he might’ve decided to order other than “entitlement” too, like he didn’t have the energy to drive out there himself or prepare a good meal.
Yet, he still pressed order.
Ok so anything you personally do is perfect and doesn’t need fixing right? The roads you drive on, the music you listen to, the games you play, the internet you use.
You can use something and have every right to think the way it is handled is dog shit.
Then you are funneling the problem you complain about. What good does that do?
What dude? I’m not gunna go vegan because I have an issue with how shitty the animals are treated. I can eat meat and still want better living conditions/humane treatment of the animals without sacrificing the whole thing.
You can still eat meat and want better conditions for animals, but that's not the point of the discussion here.
If DoorDash doesn't pay their drivers well, stop using them or use another service that does treat their drivers well (the complaint cited by the person Tweeting).
Companies do not magically decide to become more ethical while making more money. They shift as a result of their consumer's desires to change their policies with their dollar and public pressure.
One person doing it won't make an impact, but when thousands or millions of people come together to make an impactful change, it works.
This happens since margins are thin, and yes, they are thin with DD as well.
When companies see a sharp decline resulting from people not buying goods or services, combined with public pressure on platforms like Twitter, you'll see the change desired that the person originally Tweeted about.
However, if Tweeting is going to order more than $26 Cheeseburgers, DoorDash won't care that he occasionally complains on Twitter. Everyone complains publically.
We wouldn't need Health Insurance if the medical industry didn't have us by the scote.
It’s not just the medical industry, it is literally insurance. It’s the result of a decentralized and privatized system
I agree insurance is the primary reason, but the medical industry is still playing a part. Prescribers in bed with pharmaceutical companies getting money for prescribing drugs, medical equipment being sold as quicker and cheaper, but not necessarily safer alternative. But either way we point, you're right that it's a privatized system
Pretty much they stole that insurance scam from the mafia. Pay us money each month and then we raise your rates and take forever to payout when you claim.
Um you can get health insurance through doordash with stride 🤷♂️
Odd tweet from a guy looking like he hasn't brushed his hair or teeth is eons. As I side note must be nice using his WIC for doordash ordering. "Lukewarm" would also indicate little to no tip from this border jumping fool!
On another note, i aged out of my parents insurance and i was unemployed so i went on medicaid or Medicare i always forget which is which 😂
But I’m im school and the insurance covers all my meds and drs appts and i literally have to stay under the $17k threshold of income to not lose the insurance so i can’t really get a full time job so I’m stuck only working part time
My state didn't even expand Medicaid so you'd have be under 15k which isn't even liveable and is less than minimum wage
Does it count if it's being delivered by someone who had health insurance through their parents and then through Obamacare because nobody they've worked for offers insurance?
is that where your dumbass mind goes, the hamburger? Not the health insurance? Here's your sign.
you're in the right here, but they'll always find excuses
Health insurance shouldn’t be tied to your job. It’s just more government meddling with the labor market
Honestly if you're worried about health insurance you should pay more attention to the burger. Widespread obesity makes us all pay more.
Lol I don't have health insurance I don't get the problem
Some states have a tax penalty if you're not covered
These guys chug 2 liters of diet coke a day then in the next sentence talk about why it's the Healthcare fields fault that they're unhealthy
You will as you get older and expensive stuff starts happening to your body.
no, you're chad.
If tied with insurance his $23 would be $53. I hope he aint complaining.
Are you familiar with single-payer healthcare systems?
Prop 22 didn’t double the costs but pays for health insurance if you work enough hours
Yeah that happens when you can’t afford a vehicle insurance!
“(Title must be 25 characters)” I just noticed what u meant after reading this post and scrolling down lol. I did underscores to mine lmao
TIL “lukewarm” can be used to describe food
Pretty sure it’s illegal to not have health insurance and dashers aren’t the “bottom of the barrel” workers 😂😂😂
you call yourself Django
I will happen to let you know I stubbed my toe after watering my spice garden and I only cried for 20 minets now the answer to you my man is most of us have health insurance and some people doing door dash even work for they federal government so the answers to that is yeah most of us do have insurance 🤣🤣🤣
I found this to be quite funny, however the extra white space above and below the screenshotted post bothers my OCD.
In the future please consider cropping the image down?