While we may imagine a dystopian future of thought police, killer robots, and nuclear fallout, the real future predictions are much more boring. Instead of being brutally brainwashed and enslaved by fascist, authoritarian regimes, we have willingly enslaved ourselves. By allowing the top 1% to get exponentially richer, we drown in a sea of debts, tech, advertising, endless wars, environmental destruction, addictions, depression... the list goes on.

Brilliant, isn't it? But it's ok; there's always Facebook to scroll through (Bored Panda too, obvs), Netflix to watch, chemical-laden meals to consume, manufactured outrages over a mermaid's skin color to comment on. Who's got time for thoughtful resistance in this sick, sad world? Even those that think they are resisting by electing bigoted billionaires, bankers and Eton toffs to represent them are simply playing into their hands, as their dishonest, scaremongering claptrap divides us ever further over political, racial and gender lines!

Sometimes we need to take a step back and see the forest for the trees. This list, compiled by Bored Panda, contains some pretty terrifying examples of present-day dystopian society, things that make you realize that beyond all the distractions of trying to survive and thrive in the rat race, something's not quite right with this world.

So if you didn't find the sinister scenes of mindless automatons chanting “send her back” chilling enough, scroll down below to get a reality check on the spookily Orwellian society we are allowing to be constructed, and let's see if we can fix our near future in the comments! If you want to see even more proof of our dystopian world, be sure to check out our previous list!

#1

Immigrants

Immigrants

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Luis Milian
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11 months ago

up-voting this! #truth

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The term 'boring dystopia was coined by the late academic and cultural theorist Mark Fisher in 2015. He used it to refer to the "bland, mildly coercive signs that abound in late-stage capitalist society, which foster a vague sense of isolation or unease."

He started a Facebook group that documented these signs as a way to develop consciousness about the world around us. "It was understood from the start to be a consciousness-raising exercise, encouraging people to perceive the actual state of Britain rather than the PR state," Fisher said in an interview with Vice. "Which is surprisingly hard, because there's this mixture of Silicon Valley ideology, PR and advertising which distracts us from our own aesthetic poverty, and the reality of what we have. Which is just all these crap robots…"

#2

This Is Caleb. Caleb Has A Degree In Zoology And Asks His Customers What Their Favorite Animal Is. He Gives Them Facts While Completing Their Orders!

This Is Caleb. Caleb Has A Degree In Zoology And Asks His Customers What Their Favorite Animal Is. He Gives Them Facts While Completing Their Orders!

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Koalamonster
Community Member
11 months ago

That's both very cute and very depressing all at once.

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#3

Real Problem

Real Problem

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varwenea
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11 months ago

Is America "Great" yet?

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"Boring Dystopia was partly about the fact that no one can care about stuff any more," said Fisher. "It's not that they don't care, but in a city like London, or any intensely pressured urban metropolis—add to that the pressures of capitalist cyberspace and people just feel like they perpetually have no time."

"Our resources for caring are depleted, and that has aesthetic consequences."

#4

Charity

Charity

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
11 months ago

Saddest part is that a lot of celebs even get paid to promote a charity.

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#5

Put The Blame Where It Belongs

Put The Blame Where It Belongs

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Kathie Leonetti
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11 months ago

Let's not forget the politicians and celebrities who fly all over who have huge SUVs .

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The Facebook group was short-lived, with Fisher quickly becoming disillusioned with Facebook itself. "For me the point at which the group started to go downhill was when it became like every other Facebook group. It was just recirculating 'content' and sending links, keeping people inside what I would call capitalist cyberspace instead of looking outside at their own environment. It felt like it was reinforcing the condition it was intended to displace," he explained.

"It didn't work at that scale, and you could feel that it wasn't the right place for it… It was just an experiment, and Facebook probably wasn't the right platform. I didn't want it to be diluted."

#6

A Child Can’t Stay On The Transplant List, Solely Because He’s Homeless

A Child Can’t Stay On The Transplant List, Solely Because He’s Homeless

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frank0ys
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11 months ago

...This is sad.

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#7

Calling An Ambulance In USA

Calling An Ambulance In USA

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giovanna
Community Member
11 months ago

That is just RIDICULOUS. I really, honestly don't understand how come the American people are not crazy mad in the streets protesting about that. Like, protesting all the time.

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After Fisher's tragic death in 2017 at the age of 48, his work remains as his legacy and is as important and relevant as it's ever been. His 2009 book Capitalist Realism is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand the modern world, and his 'Boring Dystopia' group lives on mainly in the subreddit r/ABoringDystopia.

What do you think? Are we truly living in a boring dystopia? Scroll down below to see the rest of the examples for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

#8

Stealing An Education

Stealing An Education

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Miklós Nagy
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11 months ago

Land of free? :D

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#9

Need Books? Donate Plasma!

Need Books? Donate Plasma!

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Bill
Community Member
11 months ago

You are supposed to sell plasma for beer at that age. This isn't right

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#10

I Had To Pay $39.35 To Hold My Baby After He Was Born

I Had To Pay $39.35 To Hold My Baby After He Was Born

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Mick Hambleton
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11 months ago

What??? That is absolutely disgusting

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#11

Anything Different Would Simply Be Un-American

Anything Different Would Simply Be Un-American

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Beverly
Community Member
11 months ago

There is one thing we can do: Get out and vote. Vote for the senators and representatives who aren't afraid to push for single-payer, universal health care. And if someone calls you a socialist, tell them to look at Japan, which a) is hardly socialist, b) has the world's longest life expectancy, and c) has a well-established universal health care system.

Carol Emory
Community Member
11 months ago

People sat there and called me a socialist for wanting Bernie Sanders as president. He's for Universal Healthcare, Free College and taxing the crap out of the 1%. All the friends that were freaking out about it..how they were going to pay 40% of their wages to these programs never looked at the campaign information. It said that if you earned over $230,000 as a couple, your taxes would increase $920 per year! Less than 1%. I asked these friends if they were really that greedy. And I also pointed out that his target was the big earners..like Oprah and Bill Gates. Two people that would probably gladly part with money if they knew it was going to help people.

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Sean Harrison
Community Member
11 months ago

"20 - somethings"? Try everyone. It's not just younger people that can't afford dental work.

Carrie Myers
Community Member
11 months ago

Ikr? My mom broke her leg and didn't go in right away, then finally had to. It cost her $4000 to see the doctor about that, and when she had some other problems a year later, she refused to go see the doctor again because she wasn't done paying for the broken leg visit and couldn't afford it.

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
11 months ago

Ok, living in Serbia does not seem so bad now, like at all.

Amanda Ammermann
Community Member
11 months ago

And even WITH insurance shit you need gets denied all the time. I had a life threatening brain condition and needed emergency surgery, I had a pre op MRI to assess how bad it was, then I needed one directly after to ensure the surgery was done well. I was supposed to have one a few days later after the swelling subsided to ensure all was still well , insurance denied it because I "just had one" despite being told by several medical professionals that things can drastically change after swelling goes down and I needed it to make sure I didnt have a brain bleed or anything else that could kill me. Insurance STILL said no, thankfully I was approved for aid through the hospital and my surgeon said to just get it and the hospital would have it covered because its like $26000 without any help.

Id row
Community Member
11 months ago

The solution is tragically simple: Outlaw lobbying (aka legalized bribery) and make politicians pay for their own healthcare rather than them and their family getting gold level insurance that comes with the job. Then sit back and watch how fast the industry gets overhauled.

He is love
Community Member
11 months ago

And pay them minimum wage see how they like it

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Christy Smith
Community Member
11 months ago

Enough will never be enough, the U.S. Government & most definitely Corporate America, doesn’t give a flying fuck about the actual ppl that live here ... unless, of course, the person is rich ... only then do they remotely matter.

Shannon Richards
Community Member
11 months ago

Get out and vote for single-payer insurance. Vote FOR the extinct affordable care act (called Obama care).

Carrie Myers
Community Member
11 months ago

Even that wasn't affordable. My mom paid for it for a year and finally quit because she was never able to use it without paying the initial fee off first.

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Jace
Community Member
11 months ago

It’s not “the government”. It’s the duopoly, tied to the corporations. It’s all about greed and maintaining their gravy train status quo. Vote for the anti-corporate democrats in the upcoming primaries. Don’t just let any old democrat win that election. Show the party who we REALLY NEED and WANT. Someone like Sanders or Warren. Someone who isn’t in the pocket of corporations. Stop voting for the same shit every four years!!!

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
Community Member
11 months ago

As a Brit, our system isn't perfect but i would have all of this if i needed it, the main cost would be new glasses maybe £100 ($80) , even then if i had no money they would give me free prescription glasses, this is just outright fucked up and evil. Bloody shitbags!!!!

Marianne Contrino
Community Member
11 months ago

If 20 first graders being shot and killed in their classroom, didn't do anything to change our gun laws, then some random strangers not affording healthcare isn't going to make a difference either. We have truly lost our humanity, for the politicians in this country, money, and power trumps everything else.

MammaG
Community Member
11 months ago

Not "we." Most people didn't vote for this crap. Until we get corporate money out, we will not have a voice.

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Thomas Es Thomas
Community Member
11 months ago

Hard to believe a country of 300,000,000 can't afford the same coverage of a country of 30,000,000.

Amy Pattie
Community Member
11 months ago

Everyone, leave America. Just seriously do it.

Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

as a first generation US citizen who immigrated to the united states with my family from the soviet union (a socialist country) in the early 1990s and became a naturalized US citizen in 2003, I fully support this idea. I want more anti-American Americans to move out of America as soon as possible to make room for more immigrants like me, who have actually experienced life outside the United States first hand, know what life is like in other countries and genuinely appreciate the amazing, wonderful rights and privileges that we enjoy here in the US. We need to get rid of anti-american Americans to make more room for immigrants like me who are actually grateful to be here. Also thank you to my father for giving up everything to bring us here so we wouldn't have to stand in a bread line ever again. Thank you so much for your sacrifices. Because of you I can live the american dream, I can actually own my own property and i dont have to worry about getting executed for being a "kulak"

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Ruth King
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm in my 50's and I have all those problems. My glasses have been glued together for four years now. I do vote, but if they aren't a liar then, they will be when elected.

Sarah Bennett
Community Member
11 months ago

I have rheumatoid arthritis (it's an autoimmune disease that is progressive and terminal). I was diagnosed with it when I was 20 because I was experiencing the same symptoms my mother was having at the same time at age 40. The thought was that even though it started early in me at least I'd have my diagnosis early on and could start treatment to slow the progression and help manage the pain. I am 31 now and have not been to my rheumatologist in about 5 years because even WITH insurance I have to pay over $200 every time I go and I am supposed to go at least once a month. I can not afford that alone let alone the added cost of prescriptions and lab fees.

Nikki D
Community Member
11 months ago

Same here... Dentists are so expensive. In my city, we have a free dental clinic day where they set up chairs and things under TENTS and at least a thousand people show up to wait in line all day.

Tacitus86
Community Member
11 months ago

Reduce the overinflated costs of healthcare by opening up insurance company ranges to compete with others. Reduce the amount of upcharging a hospital can do by publishing rates.

MammaG
Community Member
11 months ago

By having it all come from taxes. Cut out health insurers and force hospitals to publish their chargemasters.

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Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

anecdotal nonsense. i cant believe this is what people think is journalism in 2019 now

Hollis Grizzard
Community Member
11 months ago

I am a 46 year old man with a Wife and three year old daughter. I have said every one of these except gluing glasses together. I dont know how much longer I will survive.

TheAnimeGirl
Community Member
11 months ago

This is so true and so so sad

D.J. Thorb
Community Member
11 months ago

Its the greedy scumbags calling themselves Republicans that are stopping kids getting medical care ....... STOP VOTING FOR THEM and if you don't vote you are still voting for them.

Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

lol yes its always republicans fault. orange man bad. never think for yourself just copy and paste what you read on CNN

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Edyta Z
Community Member
11 months ago

Well, I'm un-American and have the same problems, so yeah, that doesn't solve anything, unfortunately.

Anna Ledwońska
Community Member
11 months ago

Let me guess - Polish like me? Agree on that, theoretically everything for free, but you cannot get for free because you have to wait several months, and when you get there you cannot be sure that the help will come. Stomatology is totally not free... I am now in serious problem, and I try to earn to keep my teeth at all, and it will cost similar to car I suppose.

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jevais
Community Member
11 months ago

The Joker president hasn’t understood that the USA is in a dire situation.

Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

the USA is actually doing much better under his administration than it did under Obama, so I dont think your assessment is very accurate

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Cheryl Fontaine
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11 months ago

What difference does it make if it's YOUNG people? Older people are dying too...by the droves!

Meg Needler
Community Member
11 months ago

And it’s not just the young.

Simba
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11 months ago

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SirWriteALot
Community Member
11 months ago

And these same people screaming COMMUNISM when someone tries mentions universal healthcare or social security. You get what you vote for.

Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

i am actually from a communist country and i agree with labeling people who support universal healthcare as communists. in the USSR we had universal healthcare too. have you ever tried getting surgery without anesthesia before? I have. but tell me again how much worse you have it here in the US

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Dana Boohausen
Community Member
11 months ago

Not just young people have this issue. And we old folk have more expensive problems

Barry Collins
Community Member
11 months ago

It's the same in south africa

Christina Sersif
Community Member
11 months ago

I have insurance and have a few mental health issues. I’m supposed to see a therapist 2-4 times a month and a psychiatrist every 3 months. It would cost me $200 a month with insurance and I can’t afford that so I don’t go.

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
11 months ago

I added myself. Living in Czech Republic are great again 😂

Misha Christensen-wildeman
Community Member
11 months ago

living in south Africa seems great now at lest we have free hospitals and clinics

Dave G.
Community Member
10 months ago

yes south africa sure is "great" what a riot

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Sakuhana
Community Member
8 months ago

I live some of these situations and have a low salary. Here's the thing : I earn TOO MUCH to have any help from my country, but NOT ENOUGH to afford medical care. Wonderfull France!

Lindy Mac
Community Member
10 months ago

OP, you may be right. But I suspect that some are spending what little money they have on the latest phone, brand-named clothes, cigarettes, liquor, a car model and year they can't afford, eating out, they probably have a 55 inch flat screen TV... so priorities are relative.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
10 months ago

Glad I live in Canada.

Id row
Community Member
10 months ago

The only way the system will change is if the lawmakers have to fend for themselves when it comes to healthcare. They're given top tier insurance so they don't give af about anyone else.

June Bankes
Community Member
10 months ago

So true and nobody wants to hire you full-time so you can get Healthinsurance

Belandriel
Community Member
11 months ago

Wow... my country is just getting better and better with every post I see here... this is horrible. Sounds like a dystopian nightmare to me!

Wing Hong Chan
Community Member
11 months ago

Go to Canada

Robert Taillon
Community Member
11 months ago

In Cuba, all heart care are free, and of the highest quality! In spite of all shameful actions by USA.

Ed Kocialski
Community Member
11 months ago

Blame Democrats and their ACH for this. It was a great idea, but they screwed the pooch. Everyone needed to have health care insurance to make it work. But they set the fine low enough that young healthy people decided it was more cost effective if they didn't, so prices skyrocketed.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
11 months ago

that was me in my 20s also. especially the last one.

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Community Member
11 months ago

20 something year-olds refuse to work, so they don't have any money.

Nicole Holt
Community Member
11 months ago

I have health insurance and I haven't seen a doctor in years, because the deductible is too expensive.

Anna Ledwońska
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

The same is in Poland, theoretically for free but in real all costs heavy money... Also government is crazy and prefer to put all money to not employed voters, catholic church, fighting with LGBT (really) or some byzantic stupid projects, like giant airport in the middle of nowhere or totaly not necesary canal... not to hospitals, so ther is lack of doctors, medicine and it starts to look more like in some 3rd world countries no like in civilized country :(

KT Trondsen
Community Member
11 months ago

That's really sad. The other day i read an article about young 20-somethings dieing because they couldn't afford their insulin. This should NEVER happen in a "first" world country!

Meami
Community Member
11 months ago

It is mind-boggling to me that we (Americans) are so terrified of universal healthcare. It is the norm in most first-world countries. I can't tell you the number of times I've heard someone say something terrible about socialized medicine and then complain in the next sentence about how they are getting ripped off by their medical care. SMH.

Eddie
Community Member
11 months ago

But wait, most 20 somethings voted for Obama. you got Obamacare. Where's the problem?

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
11 months ago

not much different in europe

Corne Jay Mouton
Community Member
11 months ago

Not just in America... I am in South Africa and can relate to each and every statement. I literally respond to a painful chest with "I cannot get sick, being sick is for the privileged"

Louise Brigance
Community Member
11 months ago

The old guard that runs this country couldn't be happier that the younger generations are so mired in student debt and hopelessness. Little do they understand the simply will not live forever...despite what they believe.

Tres D
Community Member
11 months ago

Are we talking about the same 20 somethings that spend their days sitting in a Starbucks on their Apple laptops and texting on their IPhones? The same ones that go to Yale to get a 16th Century European Art History Degree then complain about their student debt and the fact that they can't find a job with said degree? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Tres D
Community Member
11 months ago

These

Douglas Meyer
Community Member
11 months ago

"Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government." --James Madison

Alex Craig
Community Member
11 months ago

How did this get so messed up? Did Americans ever have an actual health care system that wasn't completely corrupt?

Yvonne Torburn-Clark
Community Member
11 months ago

In America, the Quality of life totally sucks.

Brittany
Community Member
11 months ago

Deciding on how much groceries to get versus paying the Mafia I.E bills in general.

Howard White
Community Member
11 months ago

All nonProfit hospitals MUST give FREE care to the community they serve; this is called HCAP 9hospital care insurance program) !!! Large discounts are available and are based ofn on the number of people living in your household AND the total, gross income (before taxes) ) of your household! An example that I processed when I did financial aid for a living: Family of four , only Dad works making $60K per year = 75% OFF his ER bill, but there was a balance the patient must cover out of pocket. cALL YOUR HOSPITAL ( and try to go to the ER on a weekday ! )

Sharon Madsen
Community Member
11 months ago

This is a SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS!!!!

Roni Weaver-Anderson
Community Member
11 months ago

Not practically... ARE dying.

Peggy Jakopak
Community Member
11 months ago

I love how they always say young people or 20 somethings. I'm nowhere near a 20 something and I face this every day even when I had insurance. My premiums were so high I couldn't afford to use it. Everyone acted like Obama's healthcare was the great white hope, but my pay went up by $10,000 a year and on that site my insurance went from $75.00 a month to $1,500.00 a month. Read that again. By the time I paid insurance, I was right back where I was to begin with pay wise only with $50,000 in student debt. We are an embarrassment when it comes to insurance. People were fined for not having it, but couldn't afford to get it. Not too many years before I head into retirement and even then I have to pay for insurance. People I talk to think Medicare is free. Not even close. This government provided "benefit" costs a chunk of change for someone who will not be able to pay her utility bills once she retires.

Sally Hudd
Community Member
11 months ago

Not one of those statements would have been said by a student in the UK.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
11 months ago

Yet some people can take care of themselves and never need a doctor nor dentist. Weird.

Steve Moody
Community Member
11 months ago

If we can't afford healthcare the problem is that healthcare is too expensive. The problem is not that the government hasn't passed a law making you pay for it anyway.

Pion 2s7
Community Member
11 months ago

At least you can buy glasses on ali-china you know what - if you know your dioptries - it cost 10-15 usd, so at least something is possible to solve - you just must look for solution

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
11 months ago

It has been that way a lot longer. I said many of those things when I was 17. I am 61 now.

Lola Bunz
Community Member
11 months ago

That is just fucked up. Im glad my government pay for those

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

your government doesn't pay for it though, you do. its called taxes. your healthcare probably costs you more than what it costs for an american

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S. Savage
Community Member
11 months ago

I had a tumor growing in my head for 1.5 years but couldn’t do anything until I got insurance. Now I have brain damage, nerve damage on my face and a huge scar bc I waited so long, but at least I’m cancer free.

Patty Castro
Community Member
11 months ago

Yep sad and true

C. Peirce Terry
Community Member
11 months ago

Because they are giving the least needed amount of money need to provide for certain things. So truly we just need to start saving at age 12 and try not to spend anything from there on. This will allow to have about 2 yearly check ups for 6 year and maybe work in a little more if you don't have 2 emergency office runs. This is saying that health care doesn't go up in cost any more than it already has.

Claes Gustavsson
Community Member
11 months ago

I'm so happy I don't live in the US, sorry for saying so repeatedly, but this is so uppsetting.

Adam Rhodes
Community Member
11 months ago

What I did was get a job that has benefits so I can go to the doctor. It's not that difficult, I went to a 2 year college and then got a job that gave me benefits, there's a way to do it

Carl Travers
Community Member
11 months ago

Makes me feel better about the 6 months I lived on a £10 pw retainer fee because I was too unwell to work. My ex-boss kept me on that so I got free medical, because it would have been crazy expensive otherwise. I was meant to have been receiving benefits during this time, which take a maximum of 6 weeks to come through, but never did. I live in England

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
11 months ago

And this is why, we NEED FREE MEDICAL CARE!

Bored Moogle
Community Member
11 months ago

My employer drove me to quit when I finally qualified for health insurance (only managers were eligible because no one else was allowed to work the required hours). The issue is, I learned from another manager that you're supposed to opt out. If you don't take the hint, once you sign up, they start writing you up for every little thing they can so they have an excuse to fire you so that you can't collect unemployment.

Malgorzata Margo
Community Member
11 months ago

Trouble is, government's job isn't to realize nor is it to care. Their job is to listen to the populace. The populace should DEMAND it. But we are too apathetic to do so.

Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
Community Member
11 months ago

Me. Every one of these I have said, thought and not done for these reasons.

Mikey
Community Member
11 months ago

This is such a horrible country I wish we all just leave and give it back to the native Americans

Kika González
Community Member
11 months ago (edited)

I can't upvote this enough. I'm in my mid 30's and I have not been able to go to a dentist in years either

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

i am an immigrant, my family all immigrants who moved here with literally nothing but the clothes on our back. lived in section 8 public housing projects and received government assistance. even we were able to get dental care. you must just really be bad with money. get better with money and you wont have this problem. there are people who are literally way more poor than you who are able to take care of their basic needs better than you because they're better at managing their finances. take some budgeting courses or something

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Jo Choto
Community Member
11 months ago

I went seven years without healthcare in the US, during which time I became chronically ill. It was a really horrific time for me. People can't imagine what it's like.

He is love
Community Member
11 months ago

I didn't have health insurance until I got to college. That was an interesting childhood- I only saw the doctor if I broke a bone (and even then only if you could tell for sure it was broken!)

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Nico Van Vuuren
Community Member
11 months ago

People acting like this is so bad. We here in South Africa struggle with this daily and thats not even the worst.

A E
Community Member
11 months ago

unbelievable... but please put money into guns .. more guns please. that is more important for the american people than healthcare...

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
11 months ago

WOW I can relate to this...had an accident and most of the teeth on the right side had to be removed. It's awful, I can't chew on the right side. Can't afford the $7k+ co-pay unless we luck out and win the Powerball. Sad but true!

Carrie Myers
Community Member
11 months ago

Lol I've actually super glued my glasses back together a few times. I've also used tape.

Mark Kelly
Community Member
11 months ago

Glad I'm in Canada.

Den Star
Community Member
11 months ago

This is close to home. I have two millennials living in my house right now. They can't afford anything.

Maria Leegracyn
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes, the current healthcare system is broken. But can anyone honestly say they would be okay with 50% of their paycheck going to the government as taxes in order to pay for universal healthcare?

Jenna Howe
Community Member
11 months ago

That was me in my 20s, too. I'm a Boomer. It pisses me off that people in their 20s are STILL so marginalized.

Leo H
Community Member
11 months ago

Duhh welcome to the real world..alot of older people are literally in the same boat...yet you expect the government to magically pay for it

Loki C
Community Member
11 months ago

We're a family of 4 in southern California. We can barely afford our apartment with help from family, and my husband just epoxy'd his glasses for the third or fourth time because we can't afford to get him new ones, and I've been needing new ones for a few years now. It's difficult to be able to afford survival these days.

C.S.
Community Member
11 months ago

vote andrew yang!! someone who actually has a doable and affordable plan to make this no longer the reality.

Jen Love
Community Member
11 months ago

I love Canada. I was hit by a car. Therapy, physio, x-rays, MRI, and more for $70. thats it.

amandine vion
Community Member
11 months ago

Last time i was sick : doctor charge me 2$, buy 0.8$ antibiotics and stay four days at home with salary pay. Thanks Belgium

Melanie Kirk
Community Member
11 months ago

Universal Health Care.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
11 months ago

Ok so let me get this straight. People complain that college students can't afford to pay their student loans off so as doctors and dentists etc, they charge you to see them. Now you are complaining that you are being forced to pay for their services. Without charging for services you are expecting the government to pay for everything, but that would cost tax dollars. But if they raise taxes the public will complain they can't afford them. I guess you all are going to have to come up with a barter system.

MammaG
Community Member
11 months ago

With single payer, the risk pool becomes every American. It costs less for everyone. In addition, the government can cap rates.

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M O'Connell
Community Member
11 months ago

The glasses thing really bothers me. Especially when wealthier people keep pointing to the "Two-Pairs for $59.99" television ads and complaining about how we can afford that. My vision simply doesn't allow for me to wear the cheap glasses. I need to wear glasses all the time to be able to do anything. I have astigmatism, which means I need AR coating if I plan on doing anything at night. I have relatively poor vision, which means I need high-index lenses if I want to have focused vision anywhere but the very center of my vision. That means that my glasses (no-matter where I get them) cost upwards of $500 completely out-of-pocket because my employer's insurance has no provision for vision coverage. That doesn't include the eye-exam or any of the other things the optometrist needs to do. For years I've waved the glaucoma test because that's an extra $75 on top of everything else.

Falcon
Community Member
11 months ago

ah the 5th point has been in my life as well...

April Bailey
Community Member
11 months ago

I don't understand - what is the difference - I went through this when I was starting out - no insurance, etc. until I found a job that had insurance (had few in between where I didn't have insurance for years). Even then I had to save up for the things I needed. All of the above I dealt with - it's part of growing up and being responsible. Why does everything have to be given free - why can't you earn it??? It's life.

Dave G.
Community Member
9 months ago

April Liberals like Dani can never understand the concept of personal responsibility, working to earn your keep etc. they are part of a generation that was raised to believe that they're entitled to everything, that everything should be free, that people who work 12 hour shifts at the hospital should have to serve them for free and get no pay for it, etc. that's just how their poor brainwashed little heads work

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Fran Morasco
Community Member
11 months ago

Get a job

Kel Gal
Community Member
10 months ago

I have a job, a really good paying job , and still cannot afford health insurance. So what is your next answer?

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Yukobuz
Community Member
11 months ago

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Yeah cause having bad teeth means you're "practically DYING"

Anne
Community Member
11 months ago

Yes. Rotting teeth can cause sepsis which can kill you.

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#12

Health Care

Health Care

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Tamara Neimet
Community Member
11 months ago

Don't have to wait for it. Come to Ukraine, we are constantly crowdfunding some sick child's care.

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#13

Watch This Advert Or Choke To Death

Watch This Advert Or Choke To Death

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María Hermida
Community Member
11 months ago

If you need to watch a video before trying to do something to help, it doesn't matter whether there are ads or not; the person will probably die anyway. That's the reason why everybody should learn some very basic first aid skills, like the Hemilich Maneuver, at school, instead of soooo much useless rubbish.

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#14

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

Only In America Would A Restaurant Display On The Wall That They Don’t Pay Their Staff Enough To Live On

M7plusoneequalsm8 Report

nanashi
Community Member
11 months ago

I always wonder why they made it that it's the customer's job to make sure if the workers/servers are paid or not. does this system works?

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#15

Public Relations

Public Relations

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
11 months ago

And people working in the media industry earn way more than any manual laborer or most of the engineers, scientists, medical doctors...

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#16

Remember The Panama Papers?

Remember The Panama Papers?

ColsBols Report

Christina Sersif
Community Member
11 months ago

Nothing hardly ever happens to rich people

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#17

"Today My Client Was Excited To Push The Elevator Buttons On The Way To Her First Deportation Hearing"

"Today My Client Was Excited To Push The Elevator Buttons On The Way To Her First Deportation Hearing"

LivingRaccoon Report

Koalamonster
Community Member
11 months ago

My niece is 5. I cannot imagine her having to represent herself in any legal matters. I'm 30, and I can't imagine representing myself in any legal matters.

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#18

I Don't Like This Episode Of Black Mirror

I Don't Like This Episode Of Black Mirror

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Anne
Community Member
11 months ago

Well.. we are too far in killing bees and the environment.. so.. we will need to do both at the same time. There is no planet B.

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#19

Capitalism In A Nutshell

Capitalism In A Nutshell

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MJ
Community Member
11 months ago

Government: cricket sounds, cricket sounds, cricket sounds, cricket sounds....

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#20

Good Article. No Surprises. “It’s Not About Wanting A Pay Raise Or Extra Income, It’s Just About Wanting A Livable Wage”

Good Article. No Surprises. “It’s Not About Wanting A Pay Raise Or Extra Income, It’s Just About Wanting A Livable Wage”

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Daniel Morgan
Community Member
11 months ago

And yet Trump has the audacity to say how amazing the country is doing and how everyone is wealthier than ever. Prick.

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#21

Both Are In The Wrong But Look At How The Pictures Are Depicted

Both Are In The Wrong But Look At How The Pictures Are Depicted

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
11 months ago

The blindfold of Lady Justice is eaten by the moths and she turns out to be a racist, conservative b!tch.

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#22

Not A Bad Plan

Not A Bad Plan

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Koalamonster
Community Member
11 months ago

I knew a girl who got Hep C from her ex-boyfriend. Her insurance would not pay to fix it unless she was very very ill. As far as I know she still has it. Had she gone to jail she would have been treated and it wouldn't be an issue anymore.

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#23

It's All About Priorities

It's All About Priorities

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Slinkman
Community Member
11 months ago

Orange is the new black

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#24

Bathroom Sticker

Bathroom Sticker

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Chris Mugea
Community Member
11 months ago

Definitely a joke.

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#25

Teeth Are A Luxury Only Paying Customers Are Allowed

Teeth Are A Luxury Only Paying Customers Are Allowed

ItsDanSheehan Report

Koalamonster
Community Member
11 months ago

I still have all of my teeth- one of them just stays in my drawer now.

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#26

Ambulances For 3k? Lets Just Call An Uber

Ambulances For 3k? Lets Just Call An Uber

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Luis Milian
Community Member
11 months ago

in the US, the cost for an ambulance to take you to the ER is as expensive as buying a new car.

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#27

Positive News

Positive News

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Magic567
Community Member
11 months ago

same with bored panda thou- bring on the downvotes!

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#28

This Feels Straight Out Of 1984...

This Feels Straight Out Of 1984...

NeverwuzBoi Report

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
11 months ago

turn off your gps. ;)

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#29

This Is How Expensive It Is To Attempt Suicide In The US

This Is How Expensive It Is To Attempt Suicide In The US

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Care
Community Member
11 months ago

Hope they're doing better now. Debt definitely doesn't help depression.

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#30

Open Office

Open Office

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Miklós Nagy
Community Member
11 months ago

The 90s when people were angry about their well paid, stable jobs and about their peaceful life...

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