You Cannot Afford to Be Sick in America (15 pics)

Posted in Pictures   17 Jan 2014   / 12069 views  



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nefus 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Why go to such a prestigious hospital if you don't want a much higher bill?
DarkWolf 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Prestigious? Pfft. Nothing prestigious about the one I went to. Bill sucked regardless.
gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
until the US follows the lead of every other 1st-world country, this will continue to be the harsh reality.
my grandaugther had a heart surgery because she bornt with 3 CIV communication intraventriculate,2 months in the municipal children's hospital....whith se surgery, supplies, the entire team of 8 cadio doctors, 1 week intensive cae, 1 week post intensive PLUS pharmacy and ONE month of pre-surgery ....guess the total cost... $ 00.0 . we paid anything! must say : it only can happen in ARGENTINA, thx to Gutierrez Hospital and all the crew.
dang8521 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
I live in Mexico and about 2 months ago I had extreme chest pains and could not breathe. At the hospital my pulse was 173, bp was 190 over 170 and blood sugar 160. Immediate IV within 2 minutes of arrival, and three injections primarily for pain and another into the IV for muscle spasms. Blood tests, x-rays, oxygen, the IV and other medications, two days and one night...they set up a bed for my wife to be in the room with me and the total bill, including prescriptions, which was very expensive considering everything else, was equeal to $185.00 American dollars. Excellent doctor, nurses and clean and equipped hospital. And Mexico is considered a third world country. The problem in the U.S. is not ¨Obamacare¨ as stated by another poster, but the greed of the entire medical industry in the U.S. Prices like these have been going on for a very long time in the U.S. and the so called Obamacare is a hope the cut those costs down. Look at the bill from Canada.
Obamacare will not bring prices down. Obamacare means that everyone MUST buy insurance. Hospitals and doctors will continue to charge way too much, especially now that an insurance company will be picking up the tab.
DarkWolf 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
It's not Obamacare. It's healthcare in general.

On the bright side (but the root of the problem) is many places will discount 25-50% of your bill if you do not have insurance and are self pay. Specially if you can pay it off in a lump.

They over charge a HUGE amount simply because health care pays for it. And health insurance makes cash simply by gambling on that you won't get sick.. and if you're of an age range and lifestyle to where you might, they charge you more.

Learned all this first hand, like the above. Economics is fun..
This is insaine but while looking at the last bill for a 4 day stay at the hospital from a motorcycle accident, They only gave him 5mg tablets of oxycodone? 2 at first then 1 here and 1 later, that would not help that kind of pain. From my army injuries, I take 200mg morphine every 6 hours as well as 90mg oxycodone every 6 hours that's 4 times a day, I would probably choke someone if they tried to give me that little for a motorcycle accident. I broke my hand a few years ago and all they gave me was a tylenol3 and a motrin for swelling
bertha_2_2 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
HOLY SHITBALLS!! This is a freaking JOKE!! I'm Aussie, I've had my tonsils and gall bladder removed.... I paid.... ZIP. Land of the free..... (just not your healthcare) shameful. I hope ppl dont pay up.
OMG WOW!!!!! How are you able to pay for these????????
This is bullshit. If you have insurance, there is this thing called an "out of pocket maximum". This means that anything over that amount is covered 100%. Mine is $6000, and my insurance is mediocre. It's unlikely that anyone in this list will pay the amount you see in the bill, considering that insurance is mandatory in the US.
gigantes 5 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
haha... try putting it to the test one day and see if the roof indeed reaches the sky. meaning, welcome to the small print... only it's not really very small or very secret.