Actually I enjoy records. I have this gorgeous antique record player built in my mahogany dresser.
Who do you listen to?
Flea worked at a hospital. Then she got laid off (with a bunch of other people) a couple years ago because the hospital was hemorrhaging money on unpaid bills and frivolous "emergency" care for uninsured patients.
I blame Obamacare, myself.
Definitely a big problem here too. We only recover a fraction of that money, and it can cost a lot to get back what we do.
Really for us the big problem going forward is the retirement system. We used to be largely publicly funded, and so had the state employee retirement plan. Now doctors and such are pretty well paid, and funding their elder years is looking to be pretty expensive. The cost per employee for the employer's share of the contribution is expected to double over a 10 year span (we're about 4 years into this), so they're trying to find ways to keep this from eating to heavily into their budgets.
No good solutions there. Edited, Dec 4th 2012 12:11pm by someproteinguy
That monster in the mirror, he just might be you. -Grover