I am pi$$ed at Providence Health – they are mind-boggling tone-deaf.

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    • #411506
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      I received this e-mail today:

      Dear Friend,

      Right now, doctors across Providence are working tirelessly to provide innovative and compassionate care to our community. In emergency rooms, intensive care units, surgical suites, research labs and primary care clinics, they demonstrate their commitment to the health and wellbeing of everyone we serve. Without our doctors, we wouldn’t be able to change and save the lives of tens of thousands of people across Oregon every year. And they couldn’t do what they do without your support.

      March 30 is Doctors’ Day. And to recognize all of our physicians, we hope you’ll honor a doctor who made a difference in your life, or the life of one of your loved ones, with a gift to Providence to support our lifesaving work.

      We can all depend on Providence doctors in moments of crisis – and over the past year, they have done so much to help Oregonians weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Our doctors will continue to be there for you: for emergencies, for innovative medical breakthroughs and for routine care to keep you well. Please honor the doctors you’re grateful for by making a gift to Providence today. You can also share a personal message of thanks when you donate.

      Thank you for your generous support.

      Kevin Finn
      Chief philanthropy officer
      Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation

      Why? There’s no mention of people who don’t have healthcare, or can’t afford healthcare. There’s no mention of Medicare for All. There’s no mention of nurses, aides, technicians, specialists – well, the entire staff, except for doctors.

      Sounds like they are perfectly happy with our GoFundMe healthcare system.

      But sure, donate to support the best-paid members of their organization – except for, perhaps, the senior executives.

    • #411508
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      Maybe they should ask Pope Frank to sell off some of the loot in the Vatican basement?

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

    • #411510
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    • #411512
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      What- they aren’t making enough profits to pay their drs so they want donations?

      • #411519
        Cold Mountain Trail
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        More than enough, I’d say:


        In 2020, Providence Health System had a nearly $12 billion cash reserve and obtained $509 million in government funds earmarked to prevent health care providers from going under during the coronavirus pandemic. The normal annual yield for the reserve fund nets approximately $1 billion in profits per year.”



        It’s a non-profit, but nothing to do anymore with the catholic church I don’t think.

    • #411522
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      Aren’t Bezos and Musk banging their tin cup as loud as they can, asking for more contributions to their wealth?  Compared to them, a $12 billion cash reserve is pocket change.

      Corporate America consists of totalitarian entities laser-focused on short-term greed.

    • #411524
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      White Pages provides address and phone info for just about everyone who doesn’t opt out. It’s a phone book on the internet and for $4.99 a month it provides a lot of info and updates. (Not always 100% accurate, but close enough). I am using it for my daughter’s upcoming wedding. Out of curiosity, I checked out my mom’s doctors to see where her money was going. While she lives in a house that has never been renovated in 60 years and lives on modest SS and a very tiny pension, those guys are living in splendor. I’m talking severL million dollar mansions. While I admire physicians and the work they do, they do not need my money.

    • #411527
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      Do it now!

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".


    • #411530
      NV Wino
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      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
      “Politicians and pro athletes: The only people who still get paid when they lose.” William Rivers Pitt

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