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True Horror Story: US medical bill

Screw this, I'm moving to Canada. "I never truly understood how much healthcare in the US costs until I got Appendicitis in October. I'm a 20 year old guy. Thought other people should see this to get a real idea of how much an unpreventable illness costs in the US."- Nic

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by redsun0032

submitted December 28th 2013

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True Horror Story: US medical bill
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$4,500 for anesthesia? Damn that's some expensive drugs!
4 years ago
The recovery room fee was when I lost my shit.
4 years ago
2 grand for setting a salt water drip into his arm is pretty hardcore as well.
4 years ago
dont forget about the 15 dollar a rubber glove.... and they say hospitals never make any money...
4 years ago
15$ ain't that bad considering the freakish size of smerf's hands.
4 years ago
that may be true, but its 15 dollars A glove.... and they change gloves a few times (minimum) a visit.
4 years ago
I don't know what things cost in Canada but here it's a 30$ for emergency visit (operations, time spent on hospital, everything included)
If you visit the doctor say about ten, eight times a year you get a free card for all future visits under one year. Yea free.
Our taxes are at 30%. But this is what we pay for, part of it atleast
4 years ago
Anyone starting to question capitalism yet? You should
4 years ago
he doesn't really have to pay that
4 years ago
In the end someone have to, the state, the hospital. There shouldn't even be these kinds of bills to the public in the first place.
4 years ago
the way the scam works is that the hospitals charge these outrageous amounts so the insurance companies have to pay. no one is going to pay that excess, unless the guy who got the bill does. if he doesn't, it just counts as a loss.
4 years ago
Ah yes the insurance companies. Of course.
4 years ago
they're about to get squeezed and then squeezed some more.
4 years ago
So what happens if you don't have insurance and you are allowed into the hospital to get treated. Who pays for that?
4 years ago
first of all, there is no "allowing" people into the hospital to be treated. there are conspicuous signs in english and spanish to that effect, stating that you can not be denied treatment just because you can't pay for it.
4 years ago
But if you don't have insurance. Who pays
4 years ago
nobody
4 years ago
that's why it is just as well that those things don't really cost that price.
4 years ago
Even so, every treatment and patient costs. So I'm assuming it's the hospital that loses a profit.
I saw a documentary some years ago about meth lab victims. Obviously all with no insurance. Burned and in need of rehab etc. the hospital payed for everything but in the end there's a gross deficit (?) with consequences such as cutting down on staff to keep budget blah blah. This is one of those times language gets in the way.. :/
4 years ago
This might explain it better
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/23/methamphetamine-burns_n_1222925.html
4 years ago
i can't believe they are using that rather dangerous soda bottle method.
4 years ago
too funny.
4 years ago
that article is very misleading...it makes it seem like burn victims are being turned away.
4 years ago
all they are doing is consolidating services, which they wouldn't have need to do if the rise in burns for whatever reason hadn't revealed the deficiencies of the hospitals.
4 years ago
It's was an example. There are other interesting articles about this subject. But it's still clear to see that this is costing the soceity a great deal of money from the accident to the rehab to these people needing help perhaps for the rest of their lives.
4 years ago
I just googled "meth lab victims put strain on hospitals". It's some shocking reading
4 years ago
Anyways I got some meth to cook. Cya later
4 years ago
Fucking tinski
4 years ago
Mucho probably isn't the best place to confess one of your many homo erotic fantasies, Animal. start with your parents, then your friends and then come here and let us know you are finally out of the closet.
4 years ago
Not really sure why, but your avatar kinda makes me hate you los.
4 years ago
Yours kinda does the same to me, dush
4 years ago
I hated Dush since I came back to MS

Cool likey thingy animal
4 years ago
:3 glad I'm doing my mucho duties
4 years ago
Good man, all her attention whoring is bound to receive criticism..
4 years ago
You know shit cause you ain't worth shit. Back into your hole
4 years ago
Go mark up your skin and post pics of it. You fucking idiot.
4 years ago
Wow someone rode your ass this morning.
4 years ago
No you fucking pissed me off. Alright cunt.
4 years ago
Problem lies entirely with you. Go have a drink, I think you might have gone into delerium
4 years ago
No i'm totally rational, i just noticed your comment calling Irish the niggers of Europe. This coming from the whore of Mucho.
4 years ago
It's a quote from The Commitments ya noob. An Irish film...
4 years ago
Iv'e seen the commitments, a couple of times and i don't remember that?
4 years ago
Well it's in there. Maybe you need to see it again. Sober. I'll let this one slide, but it would be wise of you to keep your tounge in check before you make assumptions
4 years ago
O.k maybe i fucked up. My bad petal. But don't start giving me ultimatums, or i'll blow your fucking house up.
4 years ago
Choose your words and I won't cut your bollocks off. Ok love
4 years ago
O.k sugar plum.
4 years ago
I'll need these bollocks fully in tact when i go to ride the arse off you.
4 years ago
goes from calling her the cunt, whore of mucho right back to sugar plum in a matter of minutes.......classy
4 years ago
Why do you always stick your big malnourished head in where it's not wanted. Fuck off zeke.
4 years ago
because i don't particularly care what you want
does that answer the question?
4 years ago
LMFAO @ zx criticizing anyone for doing what he does oh so well...
4 years ago
oh when i call someone a cunt whore i mean it
i don't revert right back to calling them a delicate flower
4 years ago
Captain Cock Block.You have the super power of interruption when any male Muchoer is talking to a female.
4 years ago
i actually waited for you two to resolve your little tiff
besides, you think I'm making you look bad or something after all that?
4 years ago
Hahahahahahaha That's how you talk to females kurupt? You got served and I'm not on anybody's side. that was a good ol fashioned ass kickin with words.
4 years ago
Making up is the best part. But you would know fuck all about that.
4 years ago
It's easy to see who the bitch would be if you and los were in a relationship.
4 years ago
You're right kurupt. If I've resigned to calling someone a fucking idiot, cunt, whore, I usually don't attempt to make up.
4 years ago
Jesus Christ zeke, now look what you've started, captain bi-polar jumps in. Best bud 1 min, knife in the back the next.
4 years ago
I still like you Kurupt, And my merry christmas was genuine. Just stating a fact. And don;t contradict yourself in the same thread.
4 years ago
Went from a sound discussion to name calling and racial slurs...about sums mucho. I'll put my two cents and far to spidey crying.
4 years ago
I fucked up, if it was a line from a movie she was quoting, and i'm man enough to say my bad to her. But why in the fuck am i now explaining this to two men?
4 years ago
Two words zeek




























HEA
THER
4 years ago
I don't try to "make up" with her by calling her petal
4 years ago
I also told her i'd blow her house up in the same sentence.
4 years ago
also stop it with those fucking line breaks homo
they're annoying as fuck
and shut up kurupt
no one's talking to you anymore
4 years ago
Go fuck yourself you fat bald cunt.
4 years ago
Ouch.
4 years ago
Don't be hating gentlemen
4 years ago
One word : NHS
4 years ago
Two Words : Thanks Obama!
4 years ago
Exactly, fries.

That treatment listed would have been totally free here.

Before my dad died, he spent two weeks in hospital, and his insurance paid out almost £2k, yet the treatment was free.

"Ooh, ooh, Obamacare is communism..."
" I don't see why I should pay for the treatment of others..."

Fucking stupid retards.
4 years ago
Medical tourism is something to consider in the future my friend.
4 years ago
With appendicitis?
4 years ago
Man up, you can make it to Nicaragua.
4 years ago
You're young so you have plenty of time to pay that off at $1.00 a month
4 years ago
That would be 1,000 years....
4 years ago
it's life insurance
4 years ago
Haa-haa; now you see it different in point of Obamacare, huh?
Well..., or not! ^^
4 years ago
you're not making sense
4 years ago
quick! deploy the killer joke!
4 years ago
And who says Germans don't have a sense of humor?
4 years ago
Hitler says to a crowd of soldiers, my dog has no nose, a soldier asks how does he smell, hitler replies, awful.
4 years ago
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