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by JasonL
Yesterday, 23:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1631
Views: 56105

There must be a pony in here somewhere.

My read of those bills is they are looking to gash reimbursement via regulation. You wouldn’t know until the funding were formed up but of course that’s the hardest part. I agree the buy in’s are my first choice at first pass. Yes I know I don’t get a say but I feel like I should know what I prefer.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 22:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1631
Views: 56105

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I agree. The biggest problem relative to international systems is provider rates. How many people you know would continue on their career path if someone said they were regulatorily capped at 60% of current wages.

It’s going to be interesting.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 22:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1631
Views: 56105

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I think one of the most significant binding constraints is the willingness of providers to accept enough less money to make given programs affordable. You are dealing with powerful loss aversion forces there.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1631
Views: 56105

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I'm out on anything that doesn't involve patient skin in the game for most patients. I'm okay with a layer at the bottom for the lowest income to evade such, but I think you are in real trouble if you don't have people feel something at point of the event that in some sense is proportional to real c...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 16:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1631
Views: 56105

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Time to go cross eyed staring at our future so I can choose the least destructive among them. There's a lot of fantasy in funding I can see that already. Team Bernie doesn't even try "let's get our policy right then talk about funding." Sure. The Urban Institute one seems the most funding plausible ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:19
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11969
Views: 695036

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I think there was a radio lab on that. Super freaky.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2018, 14:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74754

Re: Home $weet Home

Shelving-instead-of-cabinets is okay, if and only if you have a very effective hood over the stove. There is gas to the home, so it may be possible to retrofit a gas stove, but man I'm trying to think how you'd put in a hood over that stove without destroying the aesthetic, and coming up with thing...
by JasonL
11 Dec 2018, 14:55
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74754

Re: Home $weet Home

Live in big house, rent small one to quilting enthusiasts was my thought.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2018, 11:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good
Replies: 1802
Views: 111587

Re: And Lo, It Was Declared that Stuff Was Good

Agree with Aresen. Nobody else is in the same galaxy for the average customer. The base assumptions are just different here.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2018, 11:04
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74754

Re: Home $weet Home

The island is cabinets all the way down the length.
by JasonL
11 Dec 2018, 10:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74754

Re: Home $weet Home

Yes it's a lap pool. I'd put my own cooktop and hood in - tbh I've not yet seen a house were I wouldn't be doing that anyway. Ovens are fine. It is 99 acres and was a full horse farm. And there's a whole second house in good shape if dad needed to move in. I think I would go nuts that far out but I'...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 22:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1886
Views: 74754

Re: Home $weet Home

Question: how do you get "i don't want to be a farmer out in the sticks" modernist inclined guy to consider being a farmer out in the sticks? Answer: https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/house,land_type/236260506_zpid/3-_beds/2-_baths/250000-600000_price/1005-2412_mp/2100-4000_size/contemporary_att...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 19:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

My sense is there's some handwaving in that position. The "substantial even for unskilled labor" part of it. I have a view of entry positions in a handful of businesses I've worked with and how regional variances look these days - say last 10 years. There is a considerable amount of migration of ent...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 901
Views: 53229

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

I should clarify, my actual preference set is crappy benefit levels funded by forced savings with real differences in retirement lifestyle funded by elections to save - so I'm not at this point going to get rid of social security or replace it with personal accounts. I just don't want it to be anyth...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

Time Square Starbucks has latte at same price as my local Starbucks. Bottom line, though, I think this is more obvious than you guys are suggesting. There is simply less flex in lower skill positions due to both a greater pool of talent and the products very often being limited in price variance for...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 11:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

You can do salary on like glassdoor. There is a variance in median barista wages between Cincinnati and Chicago. but it's maybe 10% compared to hyuuge variances in cost of living.
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 11:00
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side
Replies: 901
Views: 53229

Re: Surprise! It's Government's Good Side

I obviously have a vested interest in tax advantaged savings - but this is too goofy even for me. Health and retirement saving, MAYBE education - that's it. I will say though, that I'm fine with the idea that there shouldn't be tax advantaged savings if I get to live in the world where nobody cries ...
by JasonL
10 Dec 2018, 10:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

The thing I don’t understand about the relocation story, still, is that you don’t make the same money in a cheap place. I mean I get the part about moving from a rural area with no jobs to a city. I just don’t get the part about leaving large cities for smaller ones as if it’s just a cost of living...
by JasonL
09 Dec 2018, 23:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

There are a whole lot of mid sized cities with jobs tho. If I'm taking the crapshoot of moving away from my support structure, why would I head for a place with fewer jobs and less infrastructure to offset what I'm losing by moving away from current support? Because there isn't much of a plausible ...
by JasonL
09 Dec 2018, 16:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

There are a whole lot of mid sized cities with jobs tho.
by JasonL
09 Dec 2018, 09:38
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4617
Views: 199493

Re: Food

Is that a pork or veal shank cross cut? Like osso buco style?
by JasonL
09 Dec 2018, 09:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

Don’t know that I have a solution, but it certainly isn’t putting non academically inclined people into 4 year programs. It would look more like trying to get those people trained into skills with market demand. Lots of medical stuff. Relocation is also a part of that story. And the high costs/debt...
by JasonL
08 Dec 2018, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1395
Views: 47905

Re: Inequality

Don’t know that I have a solution, but it certainly isn’t putting non academically inclined people into 4 year programs. It would look more like trying to get those people trained into skills with market demand. Lots of medical stuff. Relocation is also a part of that story.
by JasonL
08 Dec 2018, 07:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 343
Views: 15962

To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

That should take about 20 more movies, but the dramatic tension is lessened because he can always use the pig gem to unslaughter his pal Wilbur.