BethAnnBitt

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About BethAnnBitt

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  • Birthday June 04

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  • Location Konstanz
  • Nationality American
  • Hometown New Orleans
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Walking, Hiking, Walking Dogs, Quilting, Knitting, Meeting New Dogs, Speech and Language Therapy, Travel, Meeting New People, Jazz, Germany

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  1. The 2020 US Presidential candidates

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day.  And most days Trump hits a 1 or a 0.  Amazing.  🤦‍♀️
  2. Coronavirus

    Watch New Orleans - With the country’s attention turned north, the coronavirus pandemic is exploding in Louisiana. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-coming-new-orleans/608821/
  3. Coronavirus

    Yes   ETA - In point of fact we all benefit from the Affordable Care Act because it allows millions more to get insured.  But it's enforcement mechanism is that it fines those who don't buy insurance, and for some the fine is less than the cost of the insurance.  And others say "Screw it. You can't make me."  But what we really need is a mandate for universal health coverage.  This crisis is hopefully driving that point home to those who argued with that, but we will see.  
  4. Coronavirus

    Public hospitals don’t deny treatment.  Medicaid is for poor and disabled. It also covers children.  I have a close relative on Medicaid it and he gets what he needs. Medicare is for a portion of disabled who paid in and for 65+.  It’s very good. The major problem of lacking health insurance is for the „working poor“, those who don’t qualify for Medicaid and yet can’t afford to pay, or choose not to.  If/When they go to a public hospital they will be treated and later billed and can go into medical bankruptcy.  This is a cursory overview from a former healthcare provider.  
  5. Coronavirus

    Urgent Care is not a hospital. It’s privately owned.  Very unfortunate situation in which they may not have realized that.  Urgent care is private pay or with insurance that they may accept.  People without insurance  to go to a public hospital.  
  6. Coronavirus

    From NPR: Mystery In Wuhan: Recovered Coronavirus Patients Test Negative ... Then Positive https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/27/822407626/mystery-in-wuhan-recovered-coronavirus-patients-test-negative-then-positive?t=1585321723364
  7. After Easter?  But how can that be?  Guess who's jumpin' up and down and screamin' now!
  8. Those state borders don't apply to the virus.  🤷‍♀️
  9. Three-word story

    walking on water
  10. Coronavirus

    In the midst of a crisis many people want to stick with the devil they know vs. the devil they don't know. Being a Negative Nelly isn't so kosher for some now. The taste for revolution has fizzled for the moment. But it will return.  🙂  
  11. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    Here on the German-Swiss border everything has been back in stock since the border closed. This is not meant in any way to be anti-Swiss.  We all love living in two countries here, but the temporary moratorium on cross border shopping was clearly the correct move at this time.
  12. Coronachat - vents, whines, flummoxes & miscellaneous

    The new Jim Jones. 😉
  13. Coronavirus

    The NYT runs this graph daily showing country comparisons: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/upshot/coronavirus-deaths-by-country.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  14. Three-word story

    running the country