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yay insurance

$4,440

That's how much my trip to the ER cost two weekends ago.

I got a bill from the insurance company.

You owe: $0

- Keman

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cerisewolf
Oct. 13th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
^.^
faeros
Oct. 13th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah... This is DEFINATELY one of those situations where you go "<3 Insurance!!!!!shift1!"

I'm so tired right now i don't even know if I mentioned before how glad I am that you are, in fact, okay. Cause... otherwise, that would have sucked large elephant testicles.
perro
Oct. 13th, 2005 07:12 pm (UTC)
But your first born belongs to BCBS!

Though that's not really a sacrifice for you...
bikercheetah
Oct. 13th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
This is why you pay insurance, so you don't have to pay for people helping you out. Who do you have, anyway?
kysh
Oct. 13th, 2005 11:44 pm (UTC)
And if it wasn't for insurance, the trip to the ER would have cost perhaps $500.

Basically, thanks to insurance, those of us without it are fucked.

Booo, insurance.

-Kysh
wolffit
Oct. 14th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
I'm not going to dispute the concept that they largely inflate the prices of stuff at the hospital because insurance companies will pay it...

But.

That big huge brand new GE CT machine looked... beyond expensive. I'm guessing it cost upwards of 10 million. $3k of the bill was the ct scan. Something has to pay for that machine and it's maint AND make a profit doing so.

The problem with health insurance is that it's a for-profit business. You can't make a profit on something when -everyone- uses as much as they pay into and then some. No, for something like that.. you regulate it and offer it through the government. The regulation keeps the prices in check, the government makes sure that everyone has a chance to get it.

But we're not operating under the assumption that this country is the land of the free, run well, and offers equal opportunities.. are we? Tsk tsk...

- Keman
kysh
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
I have a big problem with people looking to make a profit on people's lives. BIG problem with that concept. Doesn't fly with me at all. I know of people who have been denied critical treatment and died because they couldn't pay up front. I know of people who have been turned away from the ER, mangled and bloody from a motorcycle accident, because they had no insurance.

I have a HUGE problem with this whole concept, and thus feel that doctors are the lowest of the low. Yes, I know many of them have the best of intentions, but most of them allow themselves to become corrupted by the system.

Almost all of them even think they're good people, for making a profit off of some, imposing lifelong, staggering debts on others that even bankruptcy can't clear, and looking down their collective noses at their patients.

The insurance company just takes this to its logical conclusion.

I don't want anyone profiting from my misfortune. Call me obstinate, and sure.. it may kill me. But that doesn't mean I'm wrong.

-Kassie
dogcandy
Oct. 14th, 2005 06:36 am (UTC)
Another rising cost is people who in hind sight see that the doctor could have done better and sue his or her pants off for not have making a better rushed choice when a messed up badly in need of help person flies into the door.

Basically... run in screaming for help, get it, then turn around and say it wasn't enough, sue for millions. Then to make up for that they have to get insurance and charge a lot.
deusexbestia
Oct. 14th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
Lucky you. I was hounded for almost a year to pay some bill after getting an ct scan on my abdomen.

Some people.
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