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Jeff Stahler

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  1. Gresch

    Gresch said, 12 months ago

    It is next to the “Federal-law-requires-virtually-all-hospitals-to-provide-emergency-medical-care-to-all-patients-regardless-of-their-ability-to-pay” mask but this means you think a person who is uninsured can not pay for their health care directly…

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 12 months ago

    @Gresch

    If someone can’t afford private health insurance on their own, it’s highly doubtful they can afford the cost of an emergency room visit. My last ER visit cost nearly $5,000. Two years ago a family friend had 3 ER visits in two weeks time that ended with her being hospitalized for about a month with several surgeries. She had to declare bankruptcy because there was no way she’d ever be able to pay the near $100,000 bill generated. The hospital had to eat the costs, which then increases everyone else’s bill.

    On the plus side, she was forced to quit smoking cold turkey during her hospital stay and she’s been smoke free ever since.

  3. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 12 months ago

    @Jase99

    The republicans view here is that if no one can pay, the cost just dissappears. A kind of head in the sand approach to health care……. No real solutions by the right – just ignore and the “market” will magically fix it.

  4. SuperMax52

    SuperMax52 said, 12 months ago

    The market can’t fix Socialism.

  5. ODon

    ODon said, 12 months ago

    Malnourishment is another way to boost the need for medical care. A little forward thinking would be beneficial.

  6. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months ago

    @SuperMax52

    Again with the socialism. Doesn’t anyone know what socialism is, or is it just the new epithet for the right?

    Do you have insurance of any kind? If so, you are a socialist. You throw your money into a pot (paying premiums). If you need the money, you get some back (the amount is decided by free-market capitalists, which is why you also pay deductibles and co-pays and “out-of-pocket expenses”). If you don’t need it, it’s gone. Socialism, pure and simple.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, 12 months ago

    I guess the Donkey was disguised as “The Grinch” stealing working people’s insurance… Except that the Grinch had a change of heart.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 12 months ago

    @moderateisntleft

    “The republicans view here is that if no one can pay, the cost just dissappears”
    No, i think their hope is that the people who can’t pay will “disappear”.

  9. pirate227

    pirate227 said, 12 months ago

    ZING!

  10. Gresch

    Gresch said, 12 months ago

    @Jase99

    If someone can’t afford private health insurance on their own, it’s highly doubtful they can afford the cost of an emergency room visit.
    -Speculation
    -If someone does not want or need private health insurance on their own, it’s up to the governement to force that money out of those young healthy person’s pockets…

    My last ER visit cost nearly $5,000.
    -Did you want some else to pay for it?

    Two years ago a family friend had 3 ER visits in two weeks time that ended with her being hospitalized for about a month with several surgeries.
    -Did you pay her bills?

    She had to declare bankruptcy because there was no way she’d ever be able to pay the near $100,000 bill generated. The hospital had to eat the costs, which then increases everyone else’s bill.
    -Yes and the Insurance companies print their own money …. so I guess you did pay part of her bill…
    On the plus side, she was forced to quit smoking cold turkey during her hospital stay and she’s been smoke free ever since.
    -Now you know where the extra money to repay her debt will be coming …
    -Was the surgeries linked to smoking? Ooooh Irony…

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