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28 Nov 2022
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasAnd if I gotta pay a monthly fee, and something like 70% of that fee can be stacked in sats (which I can withdraw I guess?) then that does kinda peak my interests. It is basically hedging that in the future when I have medical issues, BTC will be worth more. Which is the basic bet I am making on life, lol.14:38:06
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasBut first I monitor... If it looks safe enough... Then I go in hands on for the XP so I can share it in the shows.14:38:52
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgIf it looks like it checks out and you go hands on, please report back. I'm a cheap bastard always looking to save a few bucks and my employer provided healthcare is pretty bad (certainly better than nothing, but the deductible is still stupidly high and the benefits pretty dismal for the price).14:41:22
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasHmm.. Yeah I wonder how it compares to "bad" health insurance. It's possible even bad health insurance is still better than CrowdHealth. 🤣14:42:20
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgAbsolutely. Honestly, from the reports of my friends using the Christian health share plans, they sounds like a better option than a lot of health insurance. However, I don't meet the religious requirements and have strong dislike of lying even for personal benefit. 14:44:00
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasYeah, at least in some cases. It sounds like the more you're willing to do to, the more you can "save". IE, if you're willing to shop around for major procedures. If you're willing to let CrowdHealth staff negotiate your bill on your behalf. If your willing to jump through the hoops CrownHealth needs. Etc.14:45:56
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasStuff you might not need to think about has much with insurance. 14:46:07
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasThe flip side is, that current insurance system is just not sustainable.14:46:18
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgIn my case, there is a huge difference for me when getting something done from a hospital that is in network versus out of network. Which hospitals are in and out can change on a whim so I always have to confirm it with my insurance company first (and they even state up front that they might tell you the wrong thing and if they do, you're effectively fucked). I have to get my prescriptions filled at a CVS for my insurance to cover it. The nearest CVS is a 40 minute drive from me while the nearest pharmacy is 10 minutes. You end up with a lot of fucking around even with insurance (unless you're one of those mythical creatures with "good" insurance). 14:48:52
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgGranted, it's still better than nothing. But even insurance requires enough hoop jumping where insurance alternatives are appealing.14:49:34
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasYeah. Oof. :/ 14:50:13
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgWhenever somebody points out that Christian health share plans will refuse to cover a lot of injuries from unchristian behavior, I have to point out that every health insurance plan I've dealt with has just as many headaches and they're far less upfront about them.14:51:09
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgOnly semi-related to health insurance, but I have to sign up for my benefits again and the site where I have to sign up has lost my account. So I'm in a wonderful limbo where I have literally a day left to sign up and tech support for the site can't figure out what's wrong.14:53:25
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgAnd they've been "working on my case" for three weeks and change now.14:53:52
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasYeah there are a lot of hidden gotchas with insurance. I was very lucky, Linux Academy had great health insurance. I had a ruptured appendix, that needed a lot of work to clean up and repair. I had a $200k bill JUST for the first round of stuff. Not even counting the doctors I saw after the stay in the hospital and surgery. $100k of that was out of network, and I am so thankful Cigna decided to cover that. 14:53:54
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasSo I went from that, to NOTHIN. lolol14:54:01
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasBut, I had nothin before Linux Academy, so I am sorta used to it.14:54:24
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislas
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Only semi-related to health insurance, but I have to sign up for my benefits again and the site where I have to sign up has lost my account. So I'm in a wonderful limbo where I have literally a day left to sign up and tech support for the site can't figure out what's wrong.

I think this is the reason CrownHealth is doing a series of ad buys.

Nothing nefarious about it.

Kinda a cheap shot to go after them for that.

14:55:10
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasAnd I promise you they are not spending $6M on podcast ads14:55:24
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgI figured the timing of the ad buy was due to it being enrollment period for most employees. That's not nefarious, that's smart. 14:56:42
@ChristopherBurg:matrix.orgChristopher BurgIf CrowdHealth's website actually works, that would put it a step ahead of my insurance!14:57:16
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasLOL. Put that in the bad sign column! 14:58:02
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislas
In reply to @ChristopherBurg:matrix.org
If CrowdHealth's website actually works, that would put it a step ahead of my insurance!

It seems once you are a member, the primary way to interact with them is via the app.

They assign you a rep too. They onboard you, explain the app, etc. Then they can be contacted later via the app.

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@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasAnother one bites the dust... https://decrypt.co/115744/crypto-lender-blockfi-files-bankruptcy-ftx-contagion-claims-another15:14:11
@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasHow it started:15:16:33
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@chrislas:jupiterbroadcasting.comchrislasIDK if you guys have seen this 🤡 on Twitter this weekend. Quite the little show he is putting on.15:17:08

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