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(CBC)   If you don't feel like paying your bar tab, faking a medical emergency so an ambulance comes to pick you up at the bar might seem like a good idea. But don't try it twice in one night   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2017-06-09 10:52:39 AM  
EMS staff said the man was not intoxicated

FAIL!  If you're gonna do it, at least get hammered.  Damn, dude!  I am disapoint.
 
2017-06-09 11:21:13 AM  
Barney Stinson approves.
 
2017-06-09 11:23:20 AM  
How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?
 
2017-06-09 11:24:27 AM  
The second time was legit when he saw his tab.
 
2017-06-09 11:24:52 AM  

Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?


Doing the drinking in Canada probably helps.
 
2017-06-09 11:24:57 AM  
Bar tab vs ambulance bills x 2.  Dude wasn't even drunk.  With that kind of S-M-R-T, I fail to comprehend how this man could possibly put his pants on in the morning.
 
2017-06-09 11:25:59 AM  

Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?


About $200 worth, since an ambulance ride for me costs $100 out of pocket, then probably some other costs after that.  This guy definitely didn't get his money worth.
 
2017-06-09 11:26:04 AM  

Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?


$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar
 
2017-06-09 11:28:49 AM  

Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar


Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?
 
2017-06-09 11:29:46 AM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?


What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost
 
2017-06-09 11:30:34 AM  

Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost


Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.
 
2017-06-09 11:34:36 AM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost

Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.


Little confusing, but looks like $45 in Ontario

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx
 
2017-06-09 11:35:09 AM  
Make ambulance rides prohibitively expensive, and people won't use them to rip off your bartenders. Dunno why that's so hard, we've figured it out down here.
 
2017-06-09 11:37:21 AM  

Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost

Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.

Little confusing, but looks like $45 in Ontario

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx


Hmmm, interesting!  Let's google for good ol' Alberta here....

A new provincewide rate for ground ambulance service came into effect January 1, 2015. All Albertans, regardless of where they live in the province, will pay the same rate for ground ambulance service in Alberta.
The new provincial rate has two fees:
$250 if a patient is treated at the scene, but not transported to a hospital, or
$385 if a patient is transported to a hospital.


....so what's real estate & the job market like out east?
 
2017-06-09 11:38:22 AM  

Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost


It varies hugely by province. I think Ontario's $45 is one of the cheapest. It's well over $100 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and skyrockets in every province if you don't live there.
 
2017-06-09 11:39:57 AM  
Bedspins are not covered by my policy, but stupid can be. But, each medical practitioner gets a co-pay then bill, ambulance, facility, Dr., anesthesiologist, lab (blood, x-ray reader, drug test), ect...Glad I'm not that stupid.
 
2017-06-09 11:47:01 AM  
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2017-06-09 11:48:13 AM  
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Frank?
 
2017-06-09 11:49:39 AM  

Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?


I'm guessing he planned to duck that too.
 
2017-06-09 11:49:47 AM  
Lizara:
It varies hugely by province. I think Ontario's $45 is one of the cheapest. It's well over $100 in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and skyrockets in every province if you don't live there.

This is true.  I live in NB now, but in 2012 when I visited we had to take my son to the hospital and it was $650....

Still better than a dead son, but, I mean, $650.   When I got the bill I almost needed another ambulance.
 
2017-06-09 11:52:28 AM  
A 39-year-old Guelph man has been charged with fraudulently obtaining food and will appear in court at a later date.

And who wants to bet he'll feign another illness to get out of that?
 
2017-06-09 11:56:46 AM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost

Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.

Little confusing, but looks like $45 in Ontario

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx

Hmmm, interesting!  Let's google for good ol' Alberta here....

A new provincewide rate for ground ambulance service came into effect January 1, 2015. All Albertans, regardless of where they live in the province, will pay the same rate for ground ambulance service in Alberta.
The new provincial rate has two fees:
$250 if a patient is treated at the scene, but not transported to a hospital, or
$385 if a patient is transported to a hospital.

....so what's real estate & the job market like out east?


Ontario is at a boom again! I'm heading out to Jasper tomorrow; we can't compete with your scenery lol.
 
2017-06-09 11:56:46 AM  
This is what happens when you have socialized medicine.  People will be constantly skipping out of their bar tabs due to the free ambulance rides!
 
2017-06-09 12:03:10 PM  
Damn. I'm now jealous of Canada. Here in California, average ambulance cost is around $1,000.
 
2017-06-09 12:03:16 PM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Bar tab vs ambulance bills x 2.  Dude wasn't even drunk.  With that kind of S-M-R-T, I fail to comprehend how this man could possibly put his pants on in the morning.


No one ever said anything about pants, Lisa.
 
2017-06-09 12:05:24 PM  
All I can wonder is how much/what were you drinking that the expense of an ambulance ride was more reasonable than the bar tab?
 
2017-06-09 12:19:24 PM  

burnsy06: All I can wonder is how much/what were you drinking that the expense of an ambulance ride was more reasonable than the bar tab?


I wonder if that thought has already been expressed in the thread.
 
2017-06-09 12:24:14 PM  

BigNumber12: I wonder if that thought has already been expressed in the thread.


There's a lot of stupid in this story thus spawning a lot of smartass comments.

I'll admit. I didn't read the comments. ... Or the article for that matter.

I'm either the worst Farker ever or the best...
 
2017-06-09 12:27:28 PM  
I once got out of paying a restaurant bill when the restaurant caught fire.
 
2017-06-09 12:28:33 PM  

burnsy06: I'll admit. I didn't read the comments. ... Or the article for that matter.

I'm either the worst Farker ever or the best...


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2017-06-09 12:52:21 PM  

jjorsett: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

I'm guessing he planned to duck that too.


Call the bar and pretend he's in need of a drink?
 
2017-06-09 01:26:17 PM  
Who lets you run a tab without a CC these days?  My neighborhood bar might for someone they know, but they'll be sure to keep track of the tab if you wander off without settling up.
 
2017-06-09 01:44:32 PM  
What's his Fark handle?
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/// I'm on the fence about faking illness due to bar tab seizure
 
2017-06-09 02:54:08 PM  

LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost

Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.

Little confusing, but looks like $45 in Ontario

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx

Hmmm, interesting!  Let's google for good ol' Alberta here....

A new provincewide rate for ground ambulance service came into effect January 1, 2015. All Albertans, regardless of where they live in the province, will pay the same rate for ground ambulance service in Alberta.
The new provincial rate has two fees:
$250 if a patient is treated at the scene, but not transported to a hospital, or
$385 if a patient is transported to a hospital.

....so what's real estate & the job market like out east?


Ask for a helicopter instead:
https://www.stars.ca/ab/who-we-are/funding
"In Alberta, patients do not receive any request for repayment of the costs of their transport by STARS. "
 
2017-06-09 03:33:46 PM  

Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: LisaNeedsBraces: Willis13: Ned Stark: How much do you have to drink for an ambulance ride to be the cheaper option?

$45 out of pocket after our healthcare covers most of cost. You can drink more than $45 pretty quick at any bar

Not once have I ever had anything remotely covered when it comes to an ambulance bill.  $300-$500 were the totals each trip.  Do you have benefits...?

What province you in? I've only had a couple instances and $45 was my cost

Alberta, with use of a BC ambulance once.

Little confusing, but looks like $45 in Ontario

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/amb.aspx


$45 if it's medically necessary, $240 if it isn't. There are exceptions for those on social assistance, but I doubt they apply in the case of a fraud like this, so he's probably on the hook for $480.
 
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