One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    Nope… the top of the professional food chain walk upon the backs of the front line and so-called inferiors, to dine upon the glory… or so it would seem….

  2. dave stoops

    dave stoops said, over 3 years ago

    Offer your doctor to pay cash and see how much cheaper it becomes.

  3. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, over 3 years ago

    Unless you’re Angelina, Tom Cruise or Oprah. But I’m not sure if they’re really artists. Just actors. :)

  4. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah, last year a visit from the paramedics cost me $1500. Yikes! But at least they were there so I’m not complaining. Much.

  5. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 3 years ago

    Politicians once complain that celebrities and athletes are paid more than them!

  6. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    @dave stoops

    Do any doctors still work for cash? Back when I was a child we had the same family doctor for everything and as I recall, just paid him. One of my early jobs was (almost 10 years) with Zenith Corp. As a big corporation, they did everything by plans (very inefficient actually) but good for me as a young divorced mother of 4. Now that I’m on Medicare (76 next month) I finally dropped the extra BCBS plan because it covered so little and I don’t plan to use medications. I WOULD rather pay outright than keep getting letters telling me what miniscule bit they choose to pay in monthly reports (and the few things that I need – like corn treatment because I still like to wear stiletto heels or a chiro if I happen to overdo some exercise), I’d rather pay myself!

  7. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, over 3 years ago

    LOL! I just ran over to look at “today’s” strip and it is ALSO about doctors (and the other major problem). When I was going to a regular internist I could expect to sit waiting at least an hour with an assortment of mostly useless magazines, so I’d take my own reading material.

    I now see a holistic doctor who is supervising my diet and supplements and he always sees me when it is time for my appointment. Tomorrow we will be discussing (and I’ll see for 1st time) results of my latest blood tests. I expect them to be much improved and I have been studying everything that we have been doing on various online sites as well.

    It would be better if all medicine were as transparently open as most other things that we purchase.

  8. ENG8INE

    ENG8INE said, over 3 years ago

    EMS services bill the patient or their insurance provider directly.

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