The One Thing Howard Doesn't Mention About Robin's Treatment

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  1. peterfonda

    peterfonda Well-Known Member

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    The cost.

    Robin is a very wealthy woman and health insurance aside, can afford the team of top doctors and specialists she had on hand to "cure" her. The average American could not have afforded the extensive care and given the same circumstances, would either have ended up with a colostomy, or dead.

    Howard's praising Robin's doctors is a slap in the face to those of us who can't afford what Robin had.
     
  2. 1Vegasgirl

    1Vegasgirl Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    Too bad he could not have praised obamacare.
     
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    Bosch76 2016 Politics POTY Gold

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    How would Obamacare affect what happened to Robin?

    Sirius provides insurance, her insurance paid for her treatment.
     
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    Howard has praised obamacare in the past.
     
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    I wonder if the doc's at Sloan would take my ppo
     
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    He also thinks Bloomberg is god's gift..:facepalm:
     
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    First, Robin is not employed by Sirius, she's an employee of whatever company she operates under, like Howard is employed by One Twelve Productions. Second, do you know anything about health insurance? Are you aware that if she was relying solely on health insurance, she either would have had to wait a very long time to get all of the treatment she had or would have been told that she wasn't going to get it, period. Or she would be told to get a cheaper alternative to Sloan-Kettering. My mom was treated there in 2006 - and back then the hospital cost alone was $5K PER DAY, not including the doctor's fees.

    Robin's money enabled her to assemble her team of doctors. You can bet that if it was Joe Shmoe on GHI, this team would not be available.
     
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    One thing?

    How about one of the things?
     
  9. sfsn kali

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    he didn't have to mention it - it's obvious.

    plus, during the aftershow, Ralph called in and most definitely talked about it.

    Robin worked for her money so I'm not "upset" that she can afford the best of care.
    The fact is, however, that if I was ever sick, I'd just stay home and die. And I fully accept that fact. It's just the way it is

    I have friends and family who live in Europe and their health system is way more advanced than here in the US. America should be ashamed of how long it's taken to even make that first step toward some sort of decent health care system. The congress should be ashamed of making a half-assed law instead of a single-payer plan. But the insurance companies have them by the balls. All they want is to hold onto their profits.
     
  10. Vashier

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    First of all Robin is NOT cured. There is no oncologist in the world that will make a cured diagnosis in under five years. If Robin were to develop a new site now they would be sued for every penny they had. Her lost income alone would blow out their malpractice insurance. I would bet my life that the Dr's told Robin she is cancer free at the moment but that she still needs to have follow ups every 3 months for a year, then every 6 months for 2 years then yearly for 2 more years before they would call her cured. Roibin told them,"Oh pish posh, I'm cancer free so I am cured! My diet saved the day!"
     
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    Take it from someone who has seen cancer close up. Yes, having the very best of care makes a difference, to a point, but don't go hating on Stern for praising the doctors. It sounds like the doctors did an amazing job. He in no way insulted anyone else. This whole class envy shit has been run into the ground and is sickening.

    Farrah Fawcett had the absolute Cadillac of care from around the world and still died. Cancer is a crap shoot. Nothing more, nothing less. Did Robin end up with a better chance of survival because of who she went to? Probably.

    I'm far from wealthy, but not poor by any means. When my wife was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer, we shopped around for doctors and settled on an amazing woman who is the head of gynecological oncology at the University Of Chicago. They were wonderful and helped to prolong my wife's life. But we eventually lost her to the disease. In no manner shape or form am I incensed at what Stern said or the fact that Robin got the best of care. On the contrary, I celebrate anyone who beats this disease.

    You can dislike Stern for a lot of things at this point, but to criticize him for paying tribute to these doctors is just asinine, sorry.
     
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    I think you're right there, Vashier...When someone's gone through an ordeal like that and get good news, they often hear what they want to hear.
     
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    If Robin's doctors declared her "cured," something I really doubt (it would be great for a journalist to call them out on Robin's claim and see how they respond), then she paid too much for her doctors.
     
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    Ralph said it on the wrap-up show........ (from marksfriggin)...... and in addition to the write-up, Ralph also made the point that it's not like Robin's first place where she got her "quality of life" diagnosis was some cheap neighborhood hospital........

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    Jon took a call from Ralph who said that Robin is alive because she's rich and she knows people. He said that you need money to get that kind of care. Gary said you can consult with different people and you can get that kind of care. Ralph said that Robin found the right people. That's what counts.


    Ralph said he had Lunch with Robin after she had Chemo one day. He said that it just fit into her day. He said it's wild.


    Gary said that Robin is cured now. Ralph said he thought that you had to go a certain amount of time before you can say that. Benjy said Robin's doctor told her that it wasn't even in remission, she's just cured.
     
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    I have a family member who suffered a catastrophic illness,and had no private insurance, he was hospitalized for 18 months, nearly died twice, because of Romneycare (which is the framework for Obamacare) he had the best possible treatment, and not one bill for him to pay. He now has completely coordinated care through the state
     
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    I highly doubt the dr.s said she is cured. She is in remission-which I knew about months ago from someone close to the show. It can reappear anytime and in any location. I know a guy who had testicular cancer, got rid of it, then had a lump in his neck..and it was still the testicular cancer even though it was no longer in his balls.
     
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    Good post. All true.
     
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    Takes real-life stories like this to put things in perspective. Sorry for your loss, Bababaloney. Long time since we've said hi. Hope all is well.
     
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    What do you do for a living?