As a former pastry cook now working as a mid-level exec, I am one of those awful people who brings the yum. I do have some suggestions for success for my fellow purveyors of sugary goodness.
If the ACA had never come into existence, you would likely have had an even greater than 400% increase in premiums. The rates (and health care costs in general) were going up no matter what.
And yet it was changing the law that made it so every car on the market has a seatbelt. It wasn’t market pressure, it was government regulation.
It’s got nothing to do with “saving people from their own stupidity”. It’s stopping insurance companies from using the power/information imbalance to screw people over. Those kind of laws can (and do, largely) work.
We also have product safety laws, and heavily regulate medical products. Also not that different.
We have laws that protect against predatory lending. This wouldn’t be that different.
Yeah, without the subsidy, I’ll be back to putting off doctor visits until I’m on death’s door, because I have two prescriptions I CAN’T stop without serious effects to my daily life. I’ll have to pay those out of pocket, which was somewhere around $140 a month before the ACA kicked in. But I can’t afford health…
Step 1: Claim the system doesn’t work.
What a terrible take. Obamacare isn’t a good as nationalized health insurance, but Trump’s moves will literally kill people. There is NO comparison.
No shame and no compassion are tough foes to beat. Things are going to get worse and we have an existential fight on our hands.
I just did a 30 day kickboxing membership. About 2/3 through the class, they had us doing burpees. I tried to do one, but I was so sweaty I slipped coming down into the squat thrust and landed flat on my face. It was funny. After that, I stuck to squats and lunges.
When I was going really hard at body weight exercises I would do as many as 200 in a single workout, 50 at a time. Now, about a year after switching to free weights instead, probably 40.
I was a member of one my college’s sports teams & if you were late for a workout by even a matter of seconds, your punishment was you had to immediately do 50 burpees, then get up & still do the entire workout. I was late for ONE workout & after that torture I was always the first person dressed & ready in the weight…
How many can I do? Probably a couple dozen (it’s been a while, but knocking out 20 was a pretty decent warm up for me a few years back).
How many do you want to do...
Fuck burpees. I will literally do any other form of exercise on earth before I do a burpee.
1. I can do one burpee before I want to die. Burpees are evil and terrible and should be wiped from existence. Nothing shows there is no god more than a world burpee day.
The last time I did one of these (1991) the term “burpee” hadn’t been introduced to the lexicon yet, as far as I know. They were definitely my least favorite part of wrestling workouts, but I could do 50 or so without much problem.
97 in 7 minutes, chest to ground. This was a Crossfit Open event a few years ago.
Semi-related: Are epidurals great, y’all? I was going to go the non-meds route with my baby until the pain got REAL and then opted for the epidural. What a pleasant experience from then on out!