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3/14/12 7:34 P

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I too hope it goes public..i know people that would be interested in joining...

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3/14/12 3:37 P

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I, for one, hope you do make this a public team. There is a lot of good information here. A lot of questions were answered and, I think, a lot of misconceptions cleared up by the team.


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3/14/12 3:29 P

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Thanks everybody for your involvement with the study. We're still combing through results. We may make this a public team. I'm thrilled to see that some of you continue to be passionate about promoting colon cancer screening!

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3/2/12 8:15 P

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Amen. You hit the nail on the head. Especially the Drug Testng of Welfare recipients. Just stopping this 1 abuse would practically pay for All Health Care Reform. Again, sad, but True. Wise


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3/2/12 2:09 P

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i think that things have been such a mess that its time we the people stand up, hold these idiot politicians accountable, and THROW OUT the party system. I am appalled at the blocks, fighting, really STUPID statements some have said, on things that would BENEFIT the people. WHY is affordable health care being blocked? because a group doesnt want another group to get credit for it, or because they think it might cost their already fat wallets something.
i say....make welfare recipients get drug testing and no welfare if they are drug abusers. put people to WORK so they can have some pride and not abuse the system. I am aghast at how many people live in subsidised housing, get full health care, pop out kids like theres no tomorrow, get a check to live on, and get their food..and they are fully capable of working. Yet the poster earlier has a disabled daughter who WANTS to work, but cant find a job..and isnt taking all this. I work 3 jobs, managed to figure out how to live on less than 10 thou a year, and i could be classified as disabled but dont allow it.
its a darn shame....when its more beneficial to NOT work than to work something is very very wrong.....
i say we start with health care and revamp all of it!!

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2/27/12 9:10 P

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So true. However, I would not hold my breath that this turn, slight improvement, is for real???

I've studied the markets for close to 40 years now. It appears it's just setting everyone up for , a physc -out, so to speak.

Don't be surprised should it All of a Sudden, collapse again. All of the major signs / indicators, which , the news isn't covering point to bad things still happening.

Remember, those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. Sad, but, true.
Wise

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2/27/12 5:25 P

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All good comments - still, there are some hopes on the horizon for people who will fit the niche in the Affordable Health Plan. Though there will be some copays and possibly lab charges, people who have any kind of insurance are supposed to be covered for a screening colonoscopy if over 50 y.o. We need to promote that message. If their insurance turns them down or makes them jump though other hoops, they can contact their state insurance board and complain. On the other hand, there are people like my 30 + year old daughter, unmarried, with 2 masters degrees who can't get a job in this economy. She is visually disabled but only needs accommodation for transportation. There are so many people applying for any job that she applies for that the employers find a way to hire non-disabled people. She can't qualify for unemployment, has been turned down for SS disability, can't go to the charity clinic here because she has to be working 20 hours a week (with pay). She volunteers at the local hospital, but that doesn't count. I'm desperate for her to have a health check-up which she hasn't been able to get in over 2 years, but my hubby and I can't afford the $500+ cost of paying out of pocket, and obviously, neither can she. My heart hurts for all the people who are out of work, exhausted their unemployment and can't find work. Let's hope the economy picture is really starting to improve (at least a little) as many stories report. I think a lot more people would get their screening tests if they felt they could afford the myriad of ancillary charges. And I really agree about what's important -- cell phones, high-speed internet, satellite TV? What good is all that if you lose your health!!?

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2/27/12 10:33 A

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I have actually let my internet lapse to get things paid in the past. I personally cant understand people not feeding their kids, yet their cell phone and internet and world of warcraft supscriptions are up to date.
that said, i struggle. i have 3 jobs, rarely a day off, and i still struggle..so i know very well what you all are saying!

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2/26/12 9:56 A

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I truly can relate. When so many of us are just trying to get bye / survive, I totally understand why.

What really gets me is all the charities that mail me asking for money. I've gotten so I write some of them back stating the following, "I can't even make enough to pay my own bills, how dare you ask me for money when I can't take care of myself & my family. Charity begins at home." i.e. none of them will see anything from me until all my bills are current, etc.

Unfortunately, in todays' economy, this is what many of us are living thru. It's just the facts. We all wish we could change this that are havving to go thru it. Keep the faith. Wise

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2/25/12 6:11 P

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I agree with both points you made, Louise. But there are still many, many people who won't go through this because of misconceptions. That's why I am hoping, that when this study is over the site will be opened up to all SP members (hopefully with some "publicity" by SP) . I think those of us on this team have changed the minds of several people, but there are so many more we need to reach.

I'm thinking of ways to "spread the gospel" when the study is completed. I would like to post the link to this team on facebook and through email, etc. Also, I am on several other SP teams that would benefit from our stories.



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2/25/12 5:59 P

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Yeah, but really...there are so many more good stories...how easy it was and when a benign polyp is found and removed...that's a great story! I agree...just another waste of money to do a study on this!

 
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2/25/12 3:22 P

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Interesting article. Sad, but true. Like another posted: I'm surprised the experts needed to to a study to determine this.

People always cut back on their spending during hard economic times. This is true for too many people, including most of us at one time or another in our lives. However, all too often this is just another excuse people use to say why they haven't had one done yet; they have insurance and could afford the co-pay, but they won't do it--mostly because of fear probably. Too many "horror stories" about the prep and procedure scare people off having this done. .

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way.
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There are two rescues from the miseries of life--Music and Cats.
--Albert Schweitzer

There is one good thing about egomaniacs: They never talk about anyone else!
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2/25/12 9:31 A

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one of the things i cant understand is how people think...ok so you put out money for the test..it finds a polyp, it gets removed. one charge for the whole thing
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you dont put out the money. the polyp is there..it grows. causes MAJOR problems, resulting in HUGE bills.
which is less money?

However...i also understand if you have NO money, such as my sig other. no insurance, and they want every test in the book on him due to his 4 previous bouts with cancer, only WE DONT HAVE IT. There is no choice.
But if you do have it, or you have insurance...the smart thing is to get it done!!!

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2/25/12 5:08 A

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When I looked up Spark's "Health News" tonight, this article immediately caught my eye... Of course people skip the stuff they DON'T want to do when money gets tight - $$$ is just one more excuse to add to the list.
I'm surprised the "experts" needed a study to prove it! emoticon



Edited by: MIMAWELIZABETH at: 2/25/2012 (05:09)

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2/24/12 10:39 P

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Here's an interesting article about less people getting colonoscopies due to the economy
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
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