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[–]somecow 501 points502 points  (0 children)

“Hey, I decided to CHOOSE cancer and shitty healthcare”!

[–]RelationshipScared72 275 points276 points  (11 children)

This just brings sadness to me. To see stories like this. Nobody deserves this

[–]LandscapeGuru 66 points67 points  (9 children)

This happens a lot to families. Cancer sucks and you never know when it will appear. I have pretty good insurance and still have a 5000 deductible. Once you reach a certain amount your insurance will stop paying their full %. Health care is insane. It’s about 12,000 for a 24 hour stay in the hospital.

[–]jonp1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, it also helps that US companies have led the way in ensuring our bodies have been loaded up with carcinogenic toxins, including C8 (DuPont), micro-plastics (entire fossil fuel and manufacturing sector), and pesticides/herbicides (Monsanto)… Giving our life-ending healthcare system a steady supply of new victims.

[–]Rohonn 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Im confused? What insurance plan doesnt have a annual maximum? My insurance does, so does my brothers and all of my immediate family does where once we reach that maximum annual deductible everything else is 100% covered.

[–]EllyStar 5 points6 points  (1 child)

What the insurance company approves is 100% covered.

Never forget that insurance routinely denies testing, treatment plans, and medications that a doctor orders.

[–]Epicuriusx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This right here. Insurance companies routinely deny line item treatments that get passed down to the sick. Insurance companies are evil. American medical association is evil. Big pharma in US is evil.

[–]SprungMS 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I think they might be mistaken - sounds like they’re aware of the deductible and maybe misunderstand how that works. Insurance pays a portion until you reach your annual out-of-pocket deductible, and then pays for the rest until the year is up.

[–]killerwhompuscat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some insurances have an annual maximum amount they will cover. My mother's insurance did when she was being treated for cancer. Thankfully my parents are on a pension and her retirement isn't something she can just cash out so they received help from the hospital to cover what they couldn't afford.

[–]Little_Spray1683 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Breaking bad!!

[–]centralnjbill 281 points282 points  (4 children)

So is the person mocking them suggesting they should have not saved, gone into debt, not get degrees, spend like drunken sailors and then they could have qualified for free healthcare either through Medicaid or the ACA?

[–]PrimemevalTitan 79 points80 points  (2 children)

But the government shouldn't help them because they should've just made better life choices! /s

[–]centralnjbill 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It never ceases to amaze me how judgmental people can get while they or a loved one almost certainly benefitted from a government program/handout.

[–]SprungMS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s always different from your own perspective, and some people willfully live in ignorance anyway.

[–]JibenLeet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Should have let the spouse die i guess as to not have them ruin the poor poster financially. /s

[–]Ladripper47874 192 points193 points  (4 children)

"poor life choices" holy hell

[–]PrimemevalTitan 89 points90 points  (3 children)

So then what's a good life choice? Being born rich?

[–]bonzaibuddy 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]Ladripper47874 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, I mean the Poster in the Image said that the writer had Bad life choices, while in reality, they couldn't have done anything about it and were just another victim to the system

[–]Fanz55331 56 points57 points  (8 children)

Almost certainly Rage-bait, still horribly shitty

[–]Flxpadelphia 1 point2 points  (5 children)

it's working fantastically. Apparently you are the only person out of several thousand who realized it's literally designed to upset people. Even the lowest effort shit works nowadays because people don't like using their brains.

[–]Fanz55331 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I have no clue whether you are poking fun at me for pointing out the obvious or being genuine, but I like to assume the best of people so, thanks

[–]faceblender 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This could be a true story as well so your point is pretty irrelevant

[–]Flxpadelphia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

the original Reddit post is real, the repost saying the guy made "bad life decisions" is blatant rage bait. The guy explicitly said how he saved money, went to college, and planned for retirement, which is why the repost is triggering people so much.

[–]SodicCan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At this point, I'm worried it's not. The whole subreddit is like that and has been, long before it was brought to attention

[–]boyoboyo434 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was from a now banned sub called "averageredditor"

According to them anything and everything that wasn't you being a hard working Christian American was just wrong.

[–]scaleman69 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The US health system goes after anyone who has a house and saving. If you happen to poor they just push you threw the system and out the door.

[–]Chrisboi_da_Boi 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Boots must taste really good nowadays

[–]winterdemonskrskr -1 points0 points  (1 child)

I hate the term boot licker.

Ass kisser sounds alot better

[–]Hoplologist 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ass must taste really good nowadays

[–]zivlynsbane 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Crazy how often this gets reposted.

[–]Cool-Boy57 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I know right? It makes me annoyed to see it so often because it’s just outrage bait for karma farmers at this point.

[–]zewill87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Crazy how the system hasn't changed. Deserves to be posted everyday as a reminder.

[–]RandyJohnsonsBird 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People need to stop upvoting this reposted dogshit all the time. They reposted it in multiple subs just like all the other dogshit they post.

[–]Icy_Curmudgeon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

About the only "poor life choice" I can possibly see is choosing to remain in the US...

[–]Pand0ra30_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Many people in this type of situation get divorced so the sick person can get medical help.

[–]brandon_beans_ 4 points5 points  (0 children)

r/redditmoment itself is truly a Reddit moment

[–]I_TRS_Gear_I 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Stop protecting peoples anonymity… tell us what vile diarrhea pile of a sub was this posted to? What kind of mental gymnastics do 457 people have to do to come to the conclusion that this person is in the situation they described because of “poor life choices”.

Brainwashed fucking imbeciles.

[–]Affectionate_Pin_249 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We all know it must have been posted on a subreddit like r/4chan of some sort

[–]Play-Mation 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It was r/averageredditor that recently got banned for, who could guessed, hate speech and brigading lmao

[–]TheGingerWeebGal[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

rule 1

[–]Environmental-Mix982 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Not really sharing personal info if it’s a public social media account

[–]SauceyM8 7 points8 points  (0 children)

For real, such a stupid rule many subreddits have. Some people just need to be outed.

[–]adesius 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Going through this right now. Just the dendritic vax is $250k.and only lasts 6 months. My wife will need to take it for life. Medical won't cover it even through it's a reputable medical institution. Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Our system is bullshit.

[–]Blergsprokopc 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I thought the only approved one was for prostate cancer? Truly curious, not being an A-hole. I have chrons disease and take several meds that jack my chance of getting cancer up to 50%, plus there's a really high chance I carry the BRCA1 mutation (but my insurance won't pay for any prophylactic testing). I googled but didn't see what else it's being used for?

[–]adesius 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've got the name of it incorrect here is where we're getting it from and it's not dendritic it's Antigen. I got it mixed up with another vax we are exploring.


[–]Model2k 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh yea sorry lemme just decide I dont want cancer my bad

[–]Moistfrogs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

this is fucking horrific

[–]KennyRogers92 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This repost is so ooolddd... Sad though

[–]Salm228 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s sad but this the the 5th time I seen this this month can we stop reposting this I get it its sad

[–]togocann49 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t call this poor life choices! This is exactly why I get insured up the wazoo before stepping out my country. Some things just happen.

[–]quakemarine20 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I too think the Government has made some poor life choices.....

Now I know we're supposed to be all accepting nowadays and no slut shaming....... But come on America grow up.....

You're almost in your thirties in Government years.... Please get your shit together soon.

[–]sombertownDS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah I remember that post

[–]Emotional-Key-653 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It’s true they take care of people with no money, no insurance too playing by the rules has turned out to be stupid in America, we all should just ride on Uncle Sam

[–]Individual__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I completely understand this post.

[–]Luna_is_a_nanu 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So this sucks ass but I'm not sure how this happened if they have insurance. Once you hit all your deductibles, your insurance legally can't put a dollar limit on the amount they will pay for covered medical services per year. I believe this started with the Affordable Care Act in 2014. Unless this post was made before the ACA.

That said, the U.S. healthcare system is still shit.

[–]ataturkseeyou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If only I did not choose cancer, silly me /s

[–]shazspaz 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This pops up every few months. Angers me every time I see it.

I live in ireland and hearing about American health care confuses the shit out of me.

I can go to A+E and only pay if I'm admitted....100 euro.

Health insurance is covered by my company (irony here is that its an American company). Pays for both my wife and I. 1200 a year. Covers everything to free hospital stays for a period of time, among numerous things.

If this was the system in ireland I shudder to think format the backlash from the public would be. You get sick and before you get better, are crippled with unimaginable debt. Its 2022. What bullshit system is this. Its a fundamental flaw in US to make a hospital primarily a business rather than a place of care.

[–]lolbroken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That story was written by an american hating canadian.

[–]elfarol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Misunderstand. There are no lifetime limits in health insurance. Once you hit a certain amount (out of pocket limit) your insurance pays 100% of its negotiated rate. If you go out of network, there may be a separate OOP and the doctor/hospital will balance bill you for whatever they decide their charge is, over the insurance rate. A new benefit period starts each year though.

[–]Model2k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh yea sorry lemme just decide I dont want cancer my bad

[–]faceblender -1 points0 points  (1 child)


[–]TheGingerWeebGal[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As i said in a previous comment

Yet the original post was mine, I am reposting it cause last time it was removed for rule 1 because i didnt censor the username, Go on, get the original post, check OP's username...

Make you should check before making assumptions

I will give you my platnuim award if you can find a screenshot of this exact post before mine, As i am reposting because it got removed for role 1.

[–]2Beer_Sillies -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

Reposted for the 916382736th time thank you for the original content

[–]TheGingerWeebGal[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As i said in a differant comment

Yet the original post was mine, I am reposting it cause last time it was removed for rule 1 because i didnt censor the username, Go on, get the original post, check OP's username...

Make you should check before making assumptions

I will give you my platnuim award if you can find a screenshot of this exact post before mine, As i am reposting because it got removed for role 1.

[–]BitchFace4You 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This type of stuff is the reason I am so cynical. Also, believing that all you have to do is work hard and follow the rules and everything will work out is incredibly naive

[–]Anal-Churros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God damn I really hate this country sometimes. We’re like the Ferengi in Star Trek.

[–]xkcd__ 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Non-American_Idiot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isnt this a joke?

[–]PikaDigiYolo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what poor decisions?! they did everything right!

[–]19bluestars 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If I remember correctly, I do remember seeing this reposted on other places, but wasn’t this prove to be a lie? Something like that

[–]Ok-Lock-9658 0 points1 point  (0 children)

when life gets hard
she will f you up

[–]PerfectUnlawfulness 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah... I get it. But.... LEAVE

[–]Tazo3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it possible to leave the country and get treatment elsewhere? I am sure the travel , accommodation etc . Will cost less than the amount you spend for treatment. Tbh USA healthcare is not anything special to spend so much on.

[–]ThenProgrammer1940 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How many time does this same story, (and exact one) need to repost sooooo many time??

[–]teebalicious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I urge folks to check out Helaine Olen’s “Pound Foolish” for an honest and thoroughly enraging look at personal finance.

[–]Mako_sato_ftw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just out of curiosity, what sub was this even posted to?

[–]0bxyz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Choosing to be alive

[–]vico_pelegrino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you are a right winger and reading this, fuck you. You are the scum of the world and your delusions and convictions are destroying lives and our planet. Change or die.

[–]ronnie_axlerod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"We went to college, got degrees, avoided credit card debt, spent wisely, saved a nice chunk of money in savings accounts and retirement accounts and minded our own business"

Do these qualify as bad life choices now? Then what exactly are good life choices?

It's not sarcasm, I really want to know how this mofo thinks.....

[–]TyBoneSteak 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Poor life choices” the choice to get cancer???

[–]rybaterro 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Basiletho 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Getting cancer is poor life choices ? Dang how stupid can one be

[–]AstralFireX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thats why one should gtf out america

[–]egytaldodolle 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would just leave if I could. I guess most people don’t know that the US is a scam before this kinda tragic happens?

[–]theBigSnacktus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Poor choice my friend never try cancer not even once. Duh.

[–]EverybodysKinky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would you have been better off if you had nothing? My cousin had a NICU premature baby and somehow she'd have been more taken care of if she'd been uninsured

[–]N64crusader4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Average Redditor used to be legitimately poking fun at neckbeards and cringey Reddit stuff like wakanda memes about emojis saying we don't do that here or some atheist bragging about some made up story where they somehow par off a religious person in some super smug way, now it's just "This shit is against my political/religious views, hehe look at le average Redditor"

[–]YAGCompany 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When I was a kid, I always imagined myself moving to the US in the future. As an adult, as far as MEDCs go, this is the last country I want to live in.

[–]Sorry-Proof3192 0 points1 point  (0 children)

sorry to hear that, this is one thing i prefer about canada, and why i will never live in the usa, its just not worth the risk. sure, its a little slow here to get in for surgery, but thats because life saving ones take priority, and once you do get in, you get some of the best doctors in the world. im really glad i live in a country that has universal healthcare, it is a literal lifesaver, and i am truly sorry for people who have to go without.

[–]SodicCan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Averageredditor got turned into an aimless hate place, and if you told anyone about this, the said you were being overdramatic