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Abaddon865 Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 01:43 PM
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4. Working poor
So, who pays if they don't have insurance, like a majority of people in Alaska?
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  -About those rape kits... TreasonousBastard  Oct-05-08 01:39 PM   #0 
  - They had no business billing their insurance.  ingac70   Oct-05-08 01:42 PM   #1 
  - Absolutely correct. The cost of using those kits needed to be  Midlodemocrat   Oct-05-08 01:43 PM   #2 
  - Maybe there's just a shitload of rapes going on there  someonehasdementia   Oct-05-08 02:01 PM   #12 
     - Unfortunately, there ARE. Alaska's statewide rape stats are 2+ times the na tonal average and I  beac   Oct-05-08 02:34 PM   #21 
     - Actually, and unfortunately, you are correct.  Midlodemocrat   Oct-05-08 02:37 PM   #24 
        - Also the meth capital  jmowreader   Oct-05-08 08:02 PM   #59 
  - agreed.  YDogg   Oct-05-08 01:44 PM   #5 
  - They could BILL, but insurance would DENY since not health care.  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 03:29 PM   #47 
  - There is ZERO health value for a rape kit  alcibiades_mystery   Oct-05-08 01:43 PM   #3 
  - Working poor  Abaddon865   Oct-05-08 01:43 PM   #4 
  - Rape kits are not considered medical care or treatment, they're forensics tools.  wienerdoggie   Oct-05-08 01:44 PM   #6 
  - Illinois did the same thing.  emilyg   Oct-05-08 02:59 PM   #40 
     - Look, it's EmilyG, here to help the enemy. Good for you, Em.  wienerdoggie   Oct-05-08 03:01 PM   #41 
        - shut-up bully.  emilyg   Oct-05-08 06:46 PM   #56 
  - That's illegal  sandnsea   Oct-05-08 01:45 PM   #7 
  - Billing the insurance company costs the insured...reduces their lifetime or yearly benefits  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-05-08 01:46 PM   #8 
  - So it would be OK tfor the police to bill all victims?  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 01:47 PM   #9 
  - well what if they didn't have insurance...  MrsBrady   Oct-05-08 01:47 PM   #10 
  - Its general procedure to bill the inusance companies  Az   Oct-05-08 01:48 PM   #11 
  - We are not talking about a State  Bluenorthwest   Oct-05-08 03:10 PM   #43 
  - In Illinois  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 04:18 PM   #53 
  - It's one of those areas in which we mirror the Freepii - we cherish the easy talking point,  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:09 PM   #13 
  - "long debunked" - WTF?  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 02:22 PM   #16 
  - No skin off my nose if you want to keep peddling that debunked line - like I said, Palin deserves  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:27 PM   #17 
     - You have not responded to a single point  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 02:32 PM   #20 
        - The link in the OP at Fact Check thoroughly debunks it, as does numerous other sources.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:37 PM   #23 
           - It is a pitiful "debunking"  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 02:52 PM   #36 
  - You should read this:  LibInTexas   Oct-05-08 02:28 PM   #18 
  - Some of you people don't read very well - even your own links.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:35 PM   #22 
     - That's some very selecttive reading there  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 02:40 PM   #26 
     - Not a bit of it - but you go right ahead and believe what you wish.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:42 PM   #29 
        - ???  ThoughtCriminal   Oct-05-08 02:57 PM   #39 
     - INSANE.  beac   Oct-05-08 02:42 PM   #28 
     - I agree with you there, though not for the same reasons.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:45 PM   #31 
     - It's splitting hairs to say it's debunked because the victims weren't  LibInTexas   Oct-05-08 02:52 PM   #35 
     - You say it's splitting hairs, I say it's an important distinction. We'll have to agree to disagree.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:54 PM   #38 
        - It DOES NOT DEBUNK the story. When people hear that "It's been debunked..."  LibInTexas   Oct-05-08 03:04 PM   #42 
           - Tax cuts or support victims of sexual abuse crimes? Hmm, which to chose.  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 04:11 PM   #52 
     - Did you stop beating your wife? n/t  ismnotwasm   Oct-05-08 03:41 PM   #49 
  - Speaking of meeting on the other side...  beac   Oct-05-08 02:38 PM   #25 
  - LOL!  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:41 PM   #27 
     - It seems you stopped taking yours for  beac   Oct-05-08 02:43 PM   #30 
        - Whatever you say. Have a wonderful afternoon, and don't forget to vote Nov. 4th.  apocalypsehow   Oct-05-08 02:47 PM   #33 
           - You too.  beac   Oct-05-08 02:53 PM   #37 
           - You know, there is really only one way to settle this: ask Palin herself.  ColbertWatcher   Oct-05-08 03:25 PM   #45 
  - "long debunked":  Bluebear   Oct-05-08 03:29 PM   #48 
  - There's something to be said for the easy talking point.  SmokingJacket   Oct-05-08 04:07 PM   #51 
  - If the women didn't have insurance or had a high co-pay ... no The Victims Paid.  ShortnFiery   Oct-05-08 02:11 PM   #14 
  - "Dear Rapists: Choose women without insurance if you want a better chance to get away with it."  TahitiNut   Oct-05-08 02:15 PM   #15 
  - One word: DEDUCTIBLE  beac   Oct-05-08 02:32 PM   #19 
  - Exactly. And the GOP are pushing these "high deductible" insurances  mwooldri   Oct-05-08 04:26 PM   #54 
  - This was big news around here about two weeks ago.  riverdeep   Oct-05-08 02:46 PM   #32 
  - Think about these two words; Emergency Contraception  ismnotwasm   Oct-05-08 02:48 PM   #34 
  - You can BILL insurance, but they won't PAY since this is forensic, not health care.NOT debunked.  uppityperson   Oct-05-08 03:27 PM   #46 
  - I made a poll for you to help see if this explanation is sufficient.  ColbertWatcher   Oct-05-08 03:54 PM   #50 
  - Debunking the "Debunkers": Palin knew. She approved. She's responsible.  philosophie_en_rose   Oct-05-08 04:58 PM   #55 
  - What if they don't have insurance? n/t  renie408   Oct-05-08 06:51 PM   #57 
  - it's the SAME FUCKING THING and seems even worse  JI7   Oct-05-08 07:11 PM   #58 
     - Yes, because now the insurance company KNOWS YOUR BUSINESS  WakeMeUp   Oct-05-08 09:16 PM   #60 

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