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Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2015, 12:58 am
Replies: 463
Views: 46,761
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

You doctors must be really applauding yourselves right now.
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2015, 12:56 am
Replies: 463
Views: 46,761
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

''


Ok.

My sister is an infection control specialist in the UK.
I'm a qualified social worker.
Many of my friends are qualified medical doctors.

Let us in on the joke?
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2015, 12:10 am
Replies: 70
Views: 7,659
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: What are the job prospects, living costs and life like in the USA

After writing all the other stuff earlier I was trying to go through my household accounts in my head and think of bills I missed-

contents insurance
property tax
HOA fees
cable tv
water/...
Forum: USA
Mar 23rd 2015, 12:05 am
Replies: 463
Views: 46,761
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

'If I offended her then so be it.'
( Sugarmooma )

If you're a doctor then you should be used to dealing with situations non-confrontationally though. It's sad when misunderstandings get out...
Forum: USA
Mar 22nd 2015, 12:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 673
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Something pleasant!

I feel like the last few weeks have been focusing on unpleasant things, necessary but really depressing...what do you do when life becomes overwhelming to cope?

I've regressed into reading LM...
Forum: USA
Mar 22nd 2015, 12:37 pm
Replies: 463
Views: 46,761
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

Actually there is a medical emergency called quinsy which is an abcess in the throat/ tonsils, due to severe tonsillitis, I had it some years ago and the symptoms are high temperature, neck pain,...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2015, 10:17 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,659
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: What are the job prospects, living costs and life like in the USA

Yup.

The number one reason NOT to emigrate to the USA is there's no proper healthcare. Because this is an extremely capitalist society ( with corporate factions controlling much of the news...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2015, 8:49 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 7,659
Posted By OnwardandUpward

!

'How much disposable income do you guys already living in the USA have after taxes, insurances, fuel/transportation, rent/mortgage & food?'

Yikes srh I imagine there's a huge spread to answer...
Forum: USA
Mar 21st 2015, 6:09 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,442
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: Texas driving license

TxDPS - SSN (http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/ssn.htm)

I drove a rental car at first on my UK license and didn't need a SSN to get my US license, I was H4 visa then; later when I moved...
Mar 20th 2015, 12:43 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: Are imported UK foods really expensive in the US?

Vegetarian baked beans are at my local supermarket ( Kroger ) @ 60 cents a can.

There's plenty of US crap which is equally tasty as Jaffa cakes etc. But it's not really necessary, plus it makes...
Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2015, 11:32 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

The more I read the more I don't think it is. People get Harrison-Mu'd albeit on a smaller scale than this greedy man all the time.

...
Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2015, 5:04 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

On everyone it seems- I am still trying to uncover exactly what the hell is going on.

When your government tells you you MUST purchase a health insurance policy or suffer financial taxation...
Forum: USA
Mar 20th 2015, 2:02 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Probably a lot depends on where you are in a country too- my two friends in Vancouver ( both Americans who have also lived in Houston ) have nothing but praise for Canadian healthcare, whereas...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2015, 5:36 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Surprise Medical Bills: ER Is In Network, But Doctor Isn't : Shots - Health News : NPR (http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/11/11/363059517/surprise-medical-bills-er-is-in-network-but-doctor-isnt)
...
Forum: USA
Mar 19th 2015, 5:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: Paying tax late

Tax Topics - Topic 202 Tax Payment Options (http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc202.html)

You could organize a monthly installment agreement, so long as you set some arrangement up and it doesn't go to...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 11:48 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Thanks LondonSquirrel. I
am on a prescription of omeprazole.

Although there again- further weird corruption- the doctor can only write a prescription for one brand name 'Nexium' ( $273 a month...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 7:53 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: Life and US issues-- Opinions needed!

Oh, I thought anyone could apply for an extended travel visa for tourist purposes, but if not 'short course of study' is one of the criteria for B2, so that might work.
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 7:39 pm
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 7:37 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

I think you're right Boiler, it's something to do with renumeration- the doctors intend to take the 'obamacare' policies ( and Medicaid ) but once they have enough lower paying patients they won't...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 8:51 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

I guess it's made me a bit anxious as I couldn't sleep!
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 8:49 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Seems that way.
When you log into the website it lists your specific insurance alongside the doctors/ hospitals available; but I did call and never thought to ask if a specific procedure would be...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 4:39 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

*Sigh* That is my point- I checked with the website ( and also called for an email printout ) prior to arranging all this. I insist on it now otherwise I suspect down the line I will be getting...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 3:15 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Maybe.

The gastro-enterologist admin called me and said she couldn't find anyone.
It seems quite bizarre really, the more I think about it.

I'll call United HC and see what they have...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 2:10 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,525
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: further healthcare difficulties

Congratulations on your baby jb82!

When I was self-pay I've received separate bills for facility/ equipment/ doctor etc but this is my first experience of your doctor is in network, the hospital...
Forum: USA
Mar 18th 2015, 2:01 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By OnwardandUpward

Re: Life and US issues-- Opinions needed!

You could take three months off ( or more if you get an extended travel visa ) and travel California/ NYC etc.
It's a lot different being a tourist and only seeing/enjoying the best places to...
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