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Old 06-21-2011, 01:47 PM   #1
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Man "robs" bank to get medical treatment

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So, he walked into a bank and handed the teller that had a note that said, “This is a bank robbery. Please only give me one dollar.” Then he walked over to a couch and waited for the police.

Although Verone was hoping to serve three years for bank robbery, he’s been charged with larceny, which holds a shorter sentence.

So what’s health care like for prisoners in North Carolina? According to the inmate handbook, inmates pay a small co-payment— either $5 or $7 — for “initiated visits” and “declared emergency visits.”

“However, no one will be denied access to health care whether they have money or not,” the handbook reads. “You will not be charged for visits about life or limb threatening emergencies, referrals to specialty clinics, defined chronic disease such as TB, HIV, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy care, vaccinations, and periodic health assessments.”
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...rTeH_blog.html

Not sure this belongs to Ahto or Kavar. The news is trivial but the theme isn't. What a strange place the US is, though: inmates have free health care while the law abiding citizen does not. I call that an aberration and the man has a point, it's only logical to try and get arrested if this means survival.


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Old 06-21-2011, 02:12 PM   #2
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He should have bought a bag of weed, and then he would have gotten his 3 years.

Personally I think this belongs in Atho because as this case points out, the United States health care system and prison system is a joke.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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You think American prisons are fun? Then read about this Venezuelan prison.


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Old 06-21-2011, 02:20 PM   #4
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All I know is that with 2 ruptured discs.. I'm surprised he wasn't taken in for murder.

My spine has seen better days.. and that crap hurts to the point of "girly-boy crying turning in to hellspawn blind rage"...

I feel his pain, literally and figuratively, my med costs & treatment would have been outrageous if not for my insurance...


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Makes more sense than stoning a dog...

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:09 PM   #7
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What a strange place the US is, though: inmates have free health care while the law abiding citizen does not.
They're bringing us down to the criminals' level with this healthcare bill! We are NOT PRISONERS!!


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Personally I think this belongs in Atho because as this case points out, the United States health care system and prison system is a joke.
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You think American prisons are fun? Then read about this Venezuelan prison.
*books ticket to Venezuela*

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The lengths people will go to to get a free lunch.


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@OP uh whut?

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You think American prisons are fun? Then read about this Venezuelan prison.
I'm sure that's what every prison in the UK is like, with some free cable telly on top too!



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