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Dana White is gonna ‘write some checks’ in Boston

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(Dana wearing the official uniform of the Boston Townies)

As a Canadian, I find it pretty fuckered up that you can be hanging out at the finish line of a marathon one day and then legless and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt the next. But that’s exactly what happened to Jeff Bauman, the gentleman who lost both his legs in the Boston Marathon bombing. Even identifying the bomber the moment he regained consciousness wasn’t enough to earn him any medical freebies, so he has turned to the internet to help raise the half million dollars it costs to recover from this kind of thing.

That’s going pretty well for him, but I doubt the internet is gonna be able to take care of all 150 plus victims. Which is why it’s nice to hear that Dana White is gonna help out financially too.

“I have a hard time talking about this in public because if I really do talk about it, I’m going to come off like a psycho,” said White. “I’ve really limited talking about it, but I’m going to Boston on Saturday. After [UFC 159], I’m jumping on a plane and flying to Boston, and I’m actually going to go visit some people that were affected by this horrible event.”

“The story that gets me is the mother that was crossing the finish line and the 8-year-old that was killed and the 6-year-old that lost her leg by a couple of f—ing cowards.”

“I’m going to go to Boston and write some checks. I don’t even know how I’m going to do it or what I’m going to do, but I’m going. I want to go. I’m going next weekend.”

That’s right, bitches: DANA WHITE IS GONNA MAKE IT RAIN! And unlike many douchebag sports figures, it ain’t gonna be in a strip club. Nope, he’s gonna use that money to help out victims of the Boston marathon bombing.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    It’s insane to me that hospitals are technically making a profit from an act of terrorism.

    For anyone questioning the quality of health-care in Canada, my father was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August, had surgery in September, started radiation immediately after and is now in remission. All of this cost him and his family $0.00. Having a baby in Canada costs $0.00, having a medical procedure costs $0.00 and getting for legs blown off by a crazy person doesn’t cost you anything either.

  • Denton

    I’ve always supported Universal Healthcare but so many people around me and in the media bitch about how much it would add to our national debt and that service quality would go down.

    I never bought into the service quality argument but the debt does make me stop and think. How much of Canada’s budget is spent on healthcare?

    Btw, 30 cents of every dollar we spend on healthcare goes to cover the overhead of insurance companies.

  • Reverend Clint

    The ceo of united healthcare has made a couple BILLION dollars during his tenure and same for the previous guy. like denton said a third of your money goes to overhead compared to about 5% with medicare. I love it when rightwingers bring up wait times and outcome compared to Canada. Ii had to wait to get my back looked But my dad who got cancer was immediatly Taken in. If its dire you get seen but if you hurt your leg a little uou can wait, though thats not the american way… Give it to me now because im the center of the universe.
    Whats even sadder is this guy Bauman has insurence through his job at costco, one of the few decent huge Corps, but still has to pay tens if not hundreds of thousands out of his pocket.

  • agentsmith

    I guess dude’s just lucky his insurance doesn’t have a clause against acts of terrorism.

    Adam is mostly right. Generally, anything done or given to you in the hospital is covered by medicare, anything outside the hospital isn’t. So you still need private insurance for prescriptions and such, which most people get from their employer.

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