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Susannah 10 month s ago
Medical care was affordable until lawyers got involved.
       
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Dosie 10 month s ago
This applies to everything, not just hospital bills. It's called inflation...
       
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Name 10 month s ago
Dosie,

....not quite
       
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Van 10 month s ago
Dosie,
Except it has risen far faster than general inflation. In general $1 in 1960 equals $8.88 now, but $1 in medical expenses in 1960 is equal to $24.16 now. Paying 3 times as much for medical care as most everything else. (Source: quick calculation using data from microtrends)
       
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Phillip 10 month s ago
Funny how these old medical bills were from a country without government controlled medicine and weren't outrageous in price. Its almost as if some other pressure, some other economic process is driving these prices up, other than "a lack of the government being in control"

Like: lawsuits, other nations underpaying on goods and services, inflation, etc.
       
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Cedric 10 month s ago
Bills for going to the hospital? Bills for hospotal stays? Bills for x-rays? Bills for giving birth? Just pay some taxes and it will be free for all, just like here in Denmark :-)
No, its not communism! Dont be afraid of that old ghost.
       
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Elaine 10 month s ago
Norway here... it is all free! - Yes we pay a lot of taxes-but hospitals are free.
Emergency care is free, therapy is free, wheelchairs and all other needed aides are free, home care is free.
So is medication and doctors visits.
WEELL - we pay up to max 3000.- NOK (about 320 US) privately for personal doctors or perscribed medication. - Everything over that ammount is covered.
BUT the F*n dentists will bleed u dry!!! (no cover there)

Sorry... i forgot to mention - this is for a calender year. So max for one year 3000 NOK
       
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Gee 10 month s ago
#3;
"Not Sure Who It’s For" 35

The name is on the freaking paper you idiot. dash
       
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"My Grandmama Just Passed Away And We Found The Hospital Bill Of When She Had My Aunt In 1957. Insurance Paid $100 So They Ended Up Paying $2.95 For Having A Baby"

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