Glenda Kotchish 
Member since Aug 11, 2011

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Re: “Guiding Hands

Donations to this program can be made by contacting Art Works at 804.291.1400 or Glenda@artworksrichmond.com and we will see that Sarah gets it.

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Posted by Glenda Kotchish on 10/24/2013 at 3:59 AM

Re: “Mechanical Failure

Very interesting discussion. My father was a mechanic for a Buick company. A very hard life for such a skilled person. His body suffered from the abuse of layingon the floor under a car and standing in a pit with arms raised working on the under belly of a vehicle. The workers need their lifts. The workers need input into changes made for them.

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Posted by Glenda Kotchish on 10/24/2013 at 3:45 AM

Re: “Richmond City Council Passes Bike Restrictions, Cyclists Protest

Boo City Council... and what an absolutely mindless comment about chaining cars to trees. How about installing some bike racks and providing for an alternative method of securing bikes before making the ordinance.

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Posted by Glenda Kotchish on 05/01/2013 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Responses to Health Care Ruling

Sounds simple. I checked out your site http://singlepayeraction.org/about.html ... what countries are using this method.

I'd like to learn more.

Posted by Glenda Kotchish on 07/05/2012 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Responses to Health Care Ruling

We have a mess. The insurance companies (acting as bookkeepers) are driving up cost since they are not "mutual companies" where profits go back into the business but rather are "public companies" where profits go to shareholders. Doctors and hospitals react to insurance companies by increasing fees and services to cover enormous "bookkeeping and accounting" requirements, malpractice "insurance" and to pay for R&D. The American people can't look to the private sector to "do the right thing" and make health care affordable, so the public looks to the government to help the "insurance companies and health care providers" do the right thing. But what can the Federal Government do? Is there a model? Certainly not Europe where so many countries are going bankrupt with these social programs. I'm thinking the American people would love to pay their own way but it's really hard if not impossible to pay out of pocket for health care AND insurance. You'd think with all the smart people we have in the USA that we could come up with a plan, a model that we could try on a section of people/location (and don't say Massachusetts) - I mean a plan like none other. I went to the hospital for 1 night, a couple of years ago. I got some antibiotics and an IV for dehydration and some medicine to keep me from throwing up. The bill was $12,000. The "adjusted" bill after insurance was $7,000. My deductible was $7,000. I called
the hospital and said that to get all the money I'd have to take it out of my IRA but I could come up with $5,000 would they settle for that. They said yes. What is all this about... this inflated bill. Something is amiss and believe me the government with more forms to fill out and a building full of employees and computer systems to manage it won't fix anything. I'll try to think of a solution. Stay tuned.

Posted by Glenda Kotchish on 07/05/2012 at 6:20 PM

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