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#62

So, so true. It’s amazing how most of the research about its impact boils down to 1) the exchanges don’t work because no one wants a “bronze” plan with 60% actuarial value and 2) medicaid expansion is a life-changing success for people with the good fortune to live in states that accepted it.

The ACA passed the week I turned 18 and I am still angry, just more coherent about it now.

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#63

I mean, personally it has been hilarious watching my insulin go from costing about 90 bucks a month to well over a thousand until I hit my deductible (at which point it is free and I laugh at them because this is most of the year). And I have theoretical great plan, hahaha.

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#64

I was happy to be able to buy non-useless, moderately-priced insurance on the Exchange for the three years it was up and I was running on temp and contract work. Mid-tier Silver seems to be the settling point for where plans and people should target.

#65

I suspect that kind of consumer is who they had in mind when they designed it, and they expected states to pick up the kind of chronically ill but not legally-speaking capital-D disabled people but instead you have that population on newly-shitty employer insurance or exchange plans with poor cost-shifting resulting in these deductible traps, prescription ogliopolies, etc.

There’s some good in it! But if we have One Shot and they spent it on this…

#66

Exactly. Oh god, my rage.

#67

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is coming to pc May 9th

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#70

This looks like Redline if the cars were humans

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#71

is there a gaming equivalent of the razzies yet

#72

Giant Bomb has a Worst Game and Most Disappoint Game categories, I think?

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#74

Why post this jagoff?

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#75

I like Jim Sterling :frowning: He used to suck but seems pretty cool now even though I don’t always agree with him

#76

He’s not a shitty reactionary asshole any more, no, but he’s also just a boring gamer opinion generator in my encounters with his stuff.

#77

Hmm, I think that’s fair, now that I think of it, his stuff for the last six or so months has been getting tiresome. He doesn’t do much of the segments that I enjoy any more (the more silly ones, or playing random oddball games on Steam).

#78

He has been right to call the industry out on its labour issues, but he can also veer into “consumer rights” territory that irks me.

Also he has a knack of taking 10 mins to make a 2 min point.

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#79

Now that I can definitely agree on, it’s one of the reasons I’ve been skipping his videos more lately

#80

He’s always really liked the sound of his own voice a bit too much. Also his accent gets weirder and weirder the longer he lives in Mississippi.

#81

There is only so much bitching about games as a service I can take in a given year

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