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Did you hear the woman ate a horse?

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I pondered why the United States was uniquely dependent on employer health care.

I pondered why the United States spends $2.1 Trillion in health care each year.

My research delineates that 34% of health care is paid by private insurance, 47% by Public insurance, and 19% by consumers.

In 2006, healthcare as a percent of GDP was 16% .

These numbers just don’t seem economically correct, but reading through causes, cures, and solutions seems to be like traveling through a maze.

As a patient, if I don’t have a health care plan, providers sometimes double or triple the rate over that of the rate under and insurance plan, so I need to plan to contain the costs, but the costs of the plans are not contained either.  It does not seem like the sensible economic system where costs are shown and consumers choose purchases based on utility.

A look back in history reveals the following:

“In describing how the United States arrived in the predicament it currently finds itself, the author accurately lays the blame on decisions made 60 years ago. Wage and price controls in effect during World War II meant employers had to turn to forms of non-cash compensation to recruit or retain workers. Workers pay taxes on cash wages but not on fringe benefits like health insurance. Over time, it became common for workers to fund their family’s health care by using tax-free insurance policies obtained through employment.” Herrick, D. (2005)

I liken the whole situation to the well known nursery rhyme!
I just hope we restore some sensibility and self responsibility before we get to the “horse”!

If you don’t address the problem directly with wise open direct economic decisions, this is what happens:

There Was An Old Woman

There was an old woman who swallowed a fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed a fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a bird,
How absurd! to swallow a bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a cat,
Imagine that! to swallow a cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a dog,
What a hog! to swallow a dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a goat,
Just opened her throat! to swallow a goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a cow,
I don’t know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider,
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly,
I don’t know why she swallowed the fly,
Perhaps she’ll die.

There was an old woman who swallowed a horse,
She’s dead—of course!

sos

 

Who Is Your Hometown Hero?

My father is a Marine!

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I went to 23 different schools before graduating high school! I learned to say “yes sir”, put my hand over my heart, and stand silent when the colors were raised or lowered.  I learned to do my best which includes admitting when I am wrong.  My father dedicated his life so we might enjoy freedom! So our children and grandchildren might enjoy freedom!  Being a Marine brat wasn’t easy but I did learn priceless lessons – like respect and gratitude!  Which is why I sought to work with a company that puts culture first, FATHOM REALTY.

Everyday our Hometown Heroes provide services and empathy that goes above and beyond! Days and Months and Years go by with little reward or gratitude sometimes and Michael and Rebecca Straley would like to be the REALTOR advocated for our Hometown Heroes! Those heroes that put the needs of others first. Please think about who your Heroes are! Tell them thank you! and look them in the eye when you say it!  Appreciation goes a long ways!

Fathom Realty is a service-oriented company looking to serve REALTORS that wish to serve clients! United we can say thank you! Across our Nation we offer the same special discounts and highly professional service.  The United States has a united people…and Fathom Realty will provide our heroes with many great benefits and dollar saving advantages… I mean thousands of dollars will be refunded to each hero!

You might ask, “who qualifies?”  Police, firefighters, emt, non-profits, military, medical and teachers.  These are career folks that choose careers based on the needs of others!  We at Fathom Realty share that goal to serve – and as we grow we would like to maintain the culture and reward those that share our belief “Serving others provides Greater Joy”!

Please call and ask if you or a friend might qualify? You just might! I will be happy to explain details of the program, no obligation! 540-379-1949

and search property at http://www.GoStraley.com or better yet work with Michael Straley who will seek to understand and work for your best interest, whether buying or selling.

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