Posts Tagged "insurance"

Stupid and Fat: Obesity, Health Comprehension, and Our National Image

»Posted on Feb 10, 2010 in The Archive, The Hyphyness | 1 comment

Stupid and Fat: Obesity, Health Comprehension, and Our National Image

Aristotle once said that “the guest is a better judge of the feast than the cook. (1)” Since his time social psychological research has shown that viewing oneself through another’s lens is an invaluable assessment tool (2). Following this principle, Americans should look to other countries to gain clues as to where our health policy problems lie. In 2005, some American college students asked a sampling of Australians what they thought of Americans. The Australian’s answers fell into three categories: arrogant, stupid, and fat (2). This video is not the only indication of our poor public appearance; indeed, these descriptors turn 40,000 Google search results ranging from fallible blogs to news articles citing the United States government reports (3). While...

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Simplify the System

»Posted on Nov 1, 2009 in Awards, Reflections, The Archive, The Hyphyness | 1 comment

Simplify the System

A piece on dealing with insurance which won me 2nd Runner-Up in the 2010 NCHE Scholarship Competition.

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Street Fights

»Posted on May 27, 2009 in The Adventures, The Archive | 0 comments

Street Fights

I got in a fight with the street. The street won. After my run in I ended up with these bills from St. Lukes — they were outside their contractual agreements to bill me before Blue Cross paid. We fought about it for a couple of years. Good times.

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