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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:12 PM

Let me say I am one of the fortunate ones:

I recently went to the hospital with chest pains (everything is OK) and was kept overnight to monitor things. I am fortunate because I have health insurance.

The bill was $18,000 dollars for one night. I had to pay only a fraction of it.

This experience only reinforces my belief that Single Payer is the only to prevent the ongoing bankrupting of many people in America.

WTF--$18,000.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Tue Mar 1, 2016, 01:15 PM

1. yep

 

i can't even count high enough to get to the cost of my wife's treatment over the past year. thank goodness i have very good coverage and can get her the best care

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:13 AM

2. I lived without health insurance for a few years.

My job didn't have it and I couldn't afford it on my own. Fortunately, I am very healthy but I worried about it. I have health insurance now. I haven't needed to use it except for getting an annual physical and eye exam.

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Response to kairos12 (Original post)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 01:29 AM

3. Good to hear your ok.

I have medi-cal and it was hard to find a PCP as no dr. or clinics in my town were accepting new patients. I finally found a clinic that would take me 10 miles south of here. They signed me up with the NP which is fine by me as long as I don't get seriously ill.

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