That is great to read.
This is a discussion on Hospitals wipe out, limit medical bills for shooting victims within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Apparently many of the victims in the Colorado shooting had little or no medical insurance. "three of the five hospitals that treated victims said Wednesday ...
Apparently many of the victims in the Colorado shooting had little or no medical insurance.
"three of the five hospitals that treated victims said Wednesday they will limit or completely wipe out medical bills."
"Children's Hospital Colorado announced it would use donations and its charity care fund to cover the medical expenses of the uninsured. For those who do have insurance, the hospital says it will waive all co-pays."
This is a very generous act on their part as well as the donations pouring in. I very much commend them for what they are doing. I do wonder however, about other accident victims or cancer patients in the next bed over who's injuries were just as severe but didn't get national news coverage. They don't get their bills wiped out or their co-pays waived.
3 hospitals wipe out, limit medical bills for shooting victims - Yahoo! News
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That is great to read.
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They need to go after the perp, for the plugged nickel he has.
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That's good to hear.
There are actually a lot of hospitals and non profit organizations that will give a discount if you don't have insurance, whether a victim of a shooting or not.
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When we were between insurrance, starting a new job my wife had to go to the emergency room (on my birthday). They waived 40% of the fee since we weren't covered. They overcharge insurrance companies, so when the person actually has to pay, they only charge what it actually costs. They are usually happy to be getting anything from you.
I know, a little cynical of me. But good for them in this case. It is nice to see people care and give every once in a while.
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It's all a scam. Probably about 60% of our healthcare costs are paid for by the government through Medicare and Medicaid, (that's you and me footing the bill through taxes). So, if you overcharge by 40% or so, you get the money you need from the government. You already know they won't pay what you're asking so you adjust your prices accordingly. The same goes for insurance companies like Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
I found this out when I made a visit to my cardiologist while I as without insurance. When my insurance company denied the claim, because I no longer had coverage, I got hit with bill. I sent them a check. A couple of weeks later, I got a call from the billing office. "We didn't realize you were a cash customer. We're sending you a refund."
I got about half my money back.
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This would not be an issue of charity if we handled health insurance the way other civilized
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That is great to hear. But it wouldn't be necessary if we had universal healthcare like every other advanced industrialized nation in the world.
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When all pro universal healthcare proponents get what they claim to want we will see if they want what they get. Just like so many folks on these forums claimed the current administration would not be anti-gun owner, so too will universal healthcare prove the greatest system in the world was better than what everyone will end up with.
Nice to read.
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