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This is a thing that actually happens, and a big part of why systems that don't provide public healthcare are fucked up.

Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

Nothing sucks more than being told you have cancer and paying money for it. Like when I paid about $30 to do the Mensa entry test and failed. I basically paid thirty cheeseburgers to be told I'm too stupid.

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

Lets be fair: it's monumentally absurd to many of us here, as well. It kinda sucks living in a country with so many stupid people and at the same time, all my stuff is here.

Yeah, pity it's like that over in America. I want you guys to get free healthcare, but doesn't seem like it's coming any time soon.

To those who don't know what WebMD is - you go to a website, list your symptoms, and it brings up potential results. Cancer is a result for just about everything, not even exaggerating.

Queen Michael:
Nothing sucks more than being told you have cancer and paying money for it. Like when I paid about $30 to do the Mensa entry test and failed. I basically paid thirty cheeseburgers to be told I'm too stupid.

Your first mistake was paying for the test. Obvious scam is obvious.

Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.

And yes, America's healthcare sucks, but there won't be any fixing it until the generation that thinks government healthcare is one step away from Stalin dies off.

Eh, Erin's gonna be just fiiiiinee. Those are just lymph-nodes. Sometimes they get inflamed from something as benign as a common-cold or allergy (which most-times are one and the same thing really).
They also become more prominent as you age and your thymus gland shrinks so your lymph-nodes have to pick up the slack in making new immune-cells for your body.
See, it's actually your ever-shrinking thymus that eventually leads to cancer in most cases, as your body looses the ability to create novel T-cells equipped to dealing with new diseases and the ever-mutating, potentially cancerogenic cells of your body.
That's right, Everybody has cancer! ^^

I love how much i can learn about the human body on the Internet without even having to go to med-school and eventually have to dissect a cadaver ^^

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

See you have a misunderstanding of the situation here ...

The "debate" is really just political theater paid for by corporations who are making money off of the current situation. Its only purpose is to convince as many people as possible that there is in fact more than one side to this, and that its really in their best interest to keep letting the system screw them.

If you stop thinking of America as a democracy, but rather being ruled by a corporate oligarchy, the way things are here start to make a lot more sense.

So the next comic will be Dr. Freeman and Dr. Mario arguing if the best treatment for Erin is a crowbar or a giant yellow-red pill?

I live in a country with free healthcare, and I still have this type of conversation with my boyfriend!

Lilani:
Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.

Wait what? You decided it was a cold? O.o I usually get snot with the consistency of water before deciding whether it's a cold.

OT: Well I wouldn't too surprised. Knew a guy who had a splitting headache all day, turned out to be a heart attack >.>

mad825:

Lilani:
Something like this happened to me once. I had a lump under my armpit and surmised it was a swollen lymph node. I looked online on what can cause swollen lymph nodes, and the answers ranged from I was coming down with a cold to lymphoma. The swelling went down after a week, and I decided it was a cold.

Wait what? You decided it was a cold? O.o I usually get snot with the consistency of water before deciding whether it's a cold.

OT: Well I wouldn't too surprised. Knew a guy who had a splitting headache all day, turned out to be a heart attack >.>

How's that work? Usually it's pain in the left shoulder. A splitting headache is usually symptomatic of....a splitting headache, or drug withdrawal.

Neferius:
That's right, Everybody has cancer! ^^

I love how much i can learn about the human body on the Internet without even having to go to med-school and eventually have to dissect a cadaver ^^

I'd be careful about that link. On the cancer page linked at the bottom, they promote Essiac tea as an alternative cancer treatment. According to Cancer Research UK, "there is no scientific evidence to show that Essiac can treat, prevent or cure cancer or any other serious illness in humans".

Remember, the internet is great, but anyone can write anything they like on it.

I live in a country with public healthcare. Don't work, everything is viral infection and you should go home and drink water.

Like everything else political in my country, it's all kinds of fucked up :(

I've hurt myself on three different occasions this year and each time, I've basically just iced and rested it and hoped that it wasn't anything too serious. Two of the three times, I had to go to the Ortho anyways months after the fact to be told that...it's nothing serious and you should go ice and rest it and now here's a $400 bill. Have a great day!

Oh, your knee still hurts? Well come on back in...now that you're back in, go to Physical Therapy. Sure, that's something we COULD have told you on the phone I'm sure but that sounded like too much work. That'll be $400.

Hell, I even have insurance (and I've been told that it's a pretty good one) and it's useless until I hit that $2,000 deductible. Maybe I can just shatter my arm at the beginning of the year, hit that deductible, and then just go nuts over the rest of the year :D

I love living here but I hate this place sometimes (see student loans for further example)...

I had a lump in my armpit once, couldn't be squeezed so it wasn't a pimple or just a big spot. As it turns out it was an ingrown hair, bit of penicillin and everything was fine.

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

But, but, but if everyone got free healthcare, Stalin and Hitler will come back from the dead and form a super group of villains with it's main goal of super socialist communist terrorist whogivesafuckist values that will destroy humanity, as we will then resurrect our father who may not be in heaven, Ronald Reagan, to fight the evil socialist liberal devil worshipping anti-christmas scum that wish to give free health to those who really need which will then make the sweet baby Jesus cry.

DO YOU WANT THAT?!?!?!

Note To Self: Gotta stop watching extreme news media before bed.

I guess two cancers made a...right.

Uhhhhh.....

I interrupt this harping on America's health care system and the trumpeting of those of wherever you guys are from to make the following on-topic joke about WebMD (which the bloody strip is about):
WebMD is like that one program on Lisa Simpson's computer that told Homer and Bart "You've got... Leprosy!" When Homer begged it for help, the doctor on the screen said "Goodbye!", ran through a door, slammed it, and shut down the computer.

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

But, but, but...freedom! Socialism! My shares in major healthcare conglomerates! You know, bullshit like that.

OT: Is it just me, or is Critical Miss starting to look increasingly anime-ish?
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And really, WebMD is terrifying. In all honesty, I question whether it should even be legal. First, it exploits cognitive biases that exists in untrained people, that is, they gravitate towards scarier illnesses (cancer and congestive heart failure instead of an ingrown hair or a chest ache), and this puts them in the position of being able to make potentially serious, life-altering decisions on incomplete and misunderstood information. Second, there is no quality control, I've seen plenty of promotion of homeopathy and "alternative" bullshit on WebMD.

Basically, scare someone into thinking that all of their problems are due to toxoplasmosis (which is not actually known for sure to actually do anything in humans) and tell them they can cure it with a detox diet. That is an unbelievably shady business practice, IMO.

It's an ingrown hair or a growth unless it doesn't go away, Erin.

Mangue Surfer:
I live in a country with public healthcare. Don't work, everything is viral infection and you should go home and drink water.

To be fair, when you are infectious you obviously shouldn't work and spread it along your colleagues, it's probably a viral infection because most mild bacterial infections are rare because of antibiotics and better hygiene standards while serious bacterial infections would probably land you in the hospital before you could get anywhere near your doc and staying home and drinking lots of water is pretty much the only thing you can do when you've got an infectious disease (and literally the only thing you can do when you've got the flu besides takings some experimental antivirals that may or may not even work on the strain). All things considered, simple infections are one of the cases where it doesn't really matter whether you have public healthcare or not, the treatment won't magically change.

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

Totally agree with you, but am really tired of hearing Americans try to debate the worth of socialized healthcare. I am certain at this point that most of them just simply do not get it or do not want to get it.

Reminds me of a parody I saw. "Breaking Bad, Canadian edition"

"You have cancer. Treatments start next week"

THE END!

Seriously, the creators even said there was no way the show could happen in a first world country with socialized medicine.

Groverfield:
It's an ingrown hair or a growth unless it doesn't go away, Erin.

Don't laugh at ingrown hair! Google pilonidal cyst at own peril!

erttheking:
Reminds me of a parody I saw. "Breaking Bad, Canadian edition"

"You have cancer. Treatments start next week"

THE END!

Seriously, the creators even said there was no way the show could happen in a first world country with socialized medicine.

Wait...that doesn't really make all that much sense.

Plus, maybe this is just the "Obamacare is gonna turn us all into communist hippies!" bull-crap but isn't one of the major drawbacks of socialized medicine is that it's not immediate? As in, it can take weeks to get into the doctor's office and it takes time before they can start treatments since everyone is able to go when they want/need to?

Note: If you don't want to get into the socialized medicine thing, that's fine. I'm not looking for a debate, I'm just curious but you might get yourself pulled into a debate if someone disagrees with you :)

TheMemoman:
Seriously America, you're getting bamboozled with your healthcare. And your healthcare debate, from an outsider's perspective, is monumentally absurd.

Look at our government, do you really think they should be in charge of anything? I wouldn't want them in charge of my healthcare or anything else in my life.

OT: yeah that sounds like our healthcare system.

tippy2k2:

erttheking:
Reminds me of a parody I saw. "Breaking Bad, Canadian edition"

"You have cancer. Treatments start next week"

THE END!

Seriously, the creators even said there was no way the show could happen in a first world country with socialized medicine.

Wait...that doesn't really make all that much sense.

Plus, maybe this is just the "Obamacare is gonna turn us all into communist hippies!" bull-crap but isn't one of the major drawbacks of socialized medicine is that it's not immediate? As in, it can take weeks to get into the doctor's office and it takes time before they can start treatments since everyone is able to go when they want/need to?

Note: If you don't want to get into the socialized medicine thing, that's fine. I'm not looking for a debate, I'm just curious but you might get yourself pulled into a debate if someone disagrees with you :)

Well the whole cancer thing was a catalyst that got him going, there's no getting around that. Plus it was a convenient excuse that allowed him to delude himself that he was doing the right thing for awhile.

Also it was kind of a tongue in cheek joke I think.

The Canadian version:

There's kind of a lump in my armpit.
Go see a doctor.
k.

I know exactly how this feels. I'm a hypochondriac and I go through years where it's really bad, and it is right now. I pretty much HAD to stop looking things up online because my anxiety was getting so bad that it was giving me symptoms even though I was perfectly fine. Going online and looking up things is really just not a great idea when it comes to your health. It really only causes anxious people to become even more anxious.

tippy2k2:

erttheking:
Reminds me of a parody I saw. "Breaking Bad, Canadian edition"

"You have cancer. Treatments start next week"

THE END!

Seriously, the creators even said there was no way the show could happen in a first world country with socialized medicine.

Wait...that doesn't really make all that much sense.

Plus, maybe this is just the "Obamacare is gonna turn us all into communist hippies!" bull-crap but isn't one of the major drawbacks of socialized medicine is that it's not immediate? As in, it can take weeks to get into the doctor's office and it takes time before they can start treatments since everyone is able to go when they want/need to?

Note: If you don't want to get into the socialized medicine thing, that's fine. I'm not looking for a debate, I'm just curious but you might get yourself pulled into a debate if someone disagrees with you :)

But technically, he still need plenty of money to pay for the treatment, hence the meth selling. He could still ask his ex to help to pay for him (Because Skylar is the one asking their help in the first place), but you know Walter will probably gonna loathe that kind of action, with their relationship and all.

Thank god for walk-in clinics.

God bless Canada.

Maybe her cancer was a Cancer.

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