mustang190 wrote: »
Tort reform? I notice no one mentions it.
SJC wrote: »
Not reading through all this but if you haven't learned how to play the game by now you are holding the shizz end of the stick.
My son smashed his finger a couple years ago. I bandaged it up and waited a day and it started looking bad so we went to the ER. The lady behind the counter asked for my insurance card and I said I don't have one...I do but F that. A couple hours later we left with his finger nail having to be removed and some antibiotics.
3 weeks later I get a bill. The hospital charged me $1,498. The doctor charged me $234. I waited until I got a collections notice which was about 3 months. I called the hospital told them all I could afford was $350. They took it and forgave the rest of the debt. I called the billing company for the doctor and told them I can only afford $100 and they actually said they can't discount it any less than $150. So I paid it and was free and clear. $1732 down to $500.
AC Man wrote: »
The rate for insurance and hospital bills is insane. My son had a hospital bill when he was diagnosed with luekimea at day 53 of 1.8 million dollars. This is way before his bone marrow transplant which was way more. I never asked what that cost was. It was the least thing I was interested in. Something is wrong! He got the best of care though so I'm not complaining. I pay over $1000 per month for my health insurance at 60 years old.
Tarponator wrote: »
First off, nothing about single payer "dictates medical care" nor "your lifestyle".
Oddly enough, my mail is still coming, the schools run every day, the last time I had to get a new driver's license it took all of 15 minutes, and the VA is, well, the VA -- an underfunded organization. Whose fault is the under funding again?
And we're still at the bottom of the pack when it comes to healthcare, trailing all of those countries who have chosen to go the single payer route without dictating medical care nor lifestyle.
Hambweld wrote: »
Na, we've moved on. Got 2 jobs in Valdosta, one in colquit, donalsonvile, Augusta, tifton & Macon. Gonna be real busy from July on. Btw, who are you???
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Heatwave wrote: »
1000.00 a month for Insurance, how in the world could anyone afford that... And why would anyone blame Obama ? Iti s the costs, and those **** the system that are creating the problems. If someone doesnt have insurance, what do we do with them when they get sick ?
Do we just let cancer patients die ?
AC Man wrote: »
I provide 100% health care premiums to all employees.none qualify for Oboma Care. They make to much money. We use Blue Cross. It goes up drasticly every year, but what are you gonna do. Let's just say I could afford a much bigger boat if it wasn't for the thousands I pay in health insurance for my crew every month.:grin
stc1993 wrote: »
I don't see how you can afford 100% of their insurance it's so expensive these days.
Gary S wrote: »
A/C Man, I commend you on your ethics. If all businesses had this mentality this country would be so much better off.