AlgaeRancher: oops sorry, posted that second one on the wrong thread window, if we have mods here please erase.
AlgaeRancher: we should all be paying less for health carehealth insurance becomes a minor issue when outrageous billing practices go away.
Rent Party: AlgaeRancher: we should all be paying less for health carehealth insurance becomes a minor issue when outrageous billing practices go away.Here is a true story. My wife and I were transitioning from her insurance to mine and we hadn't received the paperwork for the new plan. My wife was in Europe for a month and I took the opportunity to fish a lot. One day, I ended up with a prince nymph fly stuck in the back of my ear. Dumb! Anyway, the wife wasn't home, I couldn't see to take it out, and rather than reef it out and end up in the emergency room I decided to see if the local urgent care nurse could get the thing out for me. Which he did. It took less than a minute for him to clip the hook and push the rest through.I just got the bill. Total damage for the clip and push was $900. But because when I walked in and told them I was between insurance plans and would be paying cash, they reduced it down to $200.So, had I had insurance, they would have billed them $900 and that is what they would have paid, rather than the $200 that they can still obviously make money on.The whole health insurance and billing model is a farking scam.
Rent Party: Bonzo_1116:So, had I had insurance, they would have billed them $900 and that is what they would have paid, rather than the $200 that they can still obviously make money on.The whole health insurance and billing model is a farking scam.That $900 the urgent care would have billed the insurance would have eventually resulted in the insurance Co paying the clinic maybe $90. After six months.Just for the sake of discussion, let us assert this is true.How is that any less of a scam?
jayphat: I love this thread already. I was just informed today that I am uninsurable for life insurance because of my weight. Now, mind you I have absolutely perfect numbers on EVERYTHING except my BMI. I am 6'3" and 137lbs. Because I am 11 pounds underweight they don't want to run the risk of insuring someone with otherwise perfect numbers. What. The. Christ?
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