On this week’s episode, April, Kira and Teri talk about April’s upcoming Lasik procedure, the unhinged left and their culpability in the shooting of Steve Scalise, and the very odd case of UVA student Otto Warmbier.

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  1. Profile photo of Podkayne of Israel Member

    I had PRK surgery, which is a lot more uncomfortable than Lasik. For years, I never considered such a thing, as I was somewhat traumatized by eye surgery I had at age 10, and besides, having been totally dysfunctional without glasses since age 8, I was really, really used to them.

    What clinched the issue for me was when the cost of a new pair of glasses was higher than the surgery. (Multifocals up the price considerably.) I finally did it nearly a year ago, and it was totally worth the temporary discomfort.

    Of course they have to clamp your eye open during the procedure! Otherwise, you would blink, and zap! there goes your eye.

    The one down side is that the glasses hid the congenital dark circles under my eyes pretty well, so now I have to invest time and money in advanced concealer techniques. Trade-offs, ladies.

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    • June 18, 2017 at 1:35 am
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  2. Profile photo of George Townsend Member

    This was a terrific podcast, Ladies, as usual. The one thing I very much disagree with is when one of ladies said that she understood the violence done at times because the left drives people to it. While it is certainly true that the left says and does disgraceful things, violence is never justified. And, to give into that impulse is only to give to the left the ammunition that they want. So, please, let’s not give to them want they want?

    Good luck with the eye surgery!

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    • June 19, 2017 at 9:12 am
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  3. Profile photo of Full Size Tabby Member

    The transition from California’s potential adoption of government healthcare to Lasik has some potential for promoting a free market for medical care.

    Vision correcting eye surgery is generally paid for by the patient because it is generally not covered by medical insurance. Over the past 20 years, such surgery has become orders of magnitude better, and the price has dropped to the point that people of relatively modest means can afford it. Eye surgery is an example of how the free market can bring more medical care to more people.

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    • June 24, 2017 at 10:15 am
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  4. Profile photo of Podkayne of Israel Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):
    The transition from California’s potential adoption of government healthcare to Lasik has some potential for promoting a free market for medical care.

    Vision correcting eye surgery is generally paid for by the patient because it is generally not covered by medical insurance. Over the past 20 years, such surgery has become orders of magnitude better, and the price has dropped to the point that people of relatively modest means can afford it. Eye surgery is an example of how the free market can bring more medical care to more people.

    Here in Israel, there is a cartel that keeps the price of glasses (very) high. On the other hand, there are lots of small groups competing to offer Lasik and PRK surgery to health funds, which then use the offer to make themselves more attractive to the potential consumer.

    The group that zapped my eyes, “Care”, is now competing with at least one other firm (“American Laser”) for customers in the Maccabi Health Group. They gave me more efficient, quicker service than I am used to getting from less privatized Israeli health care, and it is great.

    Free market competition and privatization, Israelis are learning quickly, is sa beautiful thing.

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    • June 25, 2017 at 12:14 am
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