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Actvs Dei

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I don't understand why it's price gouging when gas stations charge too much during emergencies but hospitals (and Universities) can charge whatever they want with aplomb
 

Diesel66

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I don't understand why it's price gouging when gas stations charge too much during emergencies but hospitals (and Universities) can charge whatever they want with aplomb
You don't understand the difference between a set high price and a price that fluctuate?
 
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Actvs Dei

IG gunslingersaloon
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Apr 6, 2002
15,130
Austin
If all Gas stations decided to collectively charge 20 bucks a gallon the gov would have a meltdown about it
 
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Nikuk

This simulation needs a reboot
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Jun 24, 2005
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Buffalo, NY. Again.
#first world problems

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hypntyz

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Feb 9, 2004
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You don't understand the difference between a set high price and a price that fluctuate?
That's just it...there is no "set price". IT all varies depending on where you go and who happens to write up your bill. You can even call the hospital, the doctor, and the insurance in advance and tell them exactly what will be done and ask for prices, be given prices, then have those prices changed or rescinded later "because reasons".
 

Diesel66

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Feb 20, 2005
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That's just it...there is no "set price". IT all varies depending on where you go and who happens to write up your bill. You can even call the hospital, the doctor, and the insurance in advance and tell them exactly what will be done and ask for prices, be given prices, then have those prices changed or rescinded later "because reasons".
Most of that is based on your insurance. They only pay x%.

Then you need to pay your side of the bill which the hospital has no clue if to meet your deductible
 

hypntyz

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Feb 9, 2004
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east TN
Most of that is based on your insurance. They only pay x%.

Then you need to pay your side of the bill which the hospital has no clue if to meet your deductible
Just as often it's based on the competence of the office writing up the billing codes and submitting them to insurance for payment.
 

dorkultra

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Oct 14, 2005
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to be fair, they charged her $40 to cry with a doctor present. if she wants to cry at home without one, that's free

i have a far more visceral reaction to hospitals charging new parents to hold their babies. i know it takes time and effort to prep a baby for that but when you're already paying $13k for a c-section, surely you can throw that in for free

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it's amazing to see that much detail in medical billing. usually it's like "inpatient visit" and "hospital services" and you have to make a request for the details

when my daughter was born, one of the nurses came did our discharge, basically read a few things from a paper and took a phone call for someone else. got billed $65, called to say nope and they took it off the bill
 

thumpr

someone you trust is one of us
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Jul 16, 2004
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大阪, 日本
it's amazing to see that much detail in medical billing. usually it's like "inpatient visit" and "hospital services" and you have to make a request for the details

when my daughter was born, one of the nurses came did our discharge, basically read a few things from a paper and took a phone call for someone else. got billed $65, called to say nope and they took it off the bill

there's just some industries that i think shouldn't be privatized or should have crushing oversight to prevent commercial entities prioritizing profits. the goal of the healthcare industry should be to provide maximum benefit to the public, not to provide maximum profit to shareholders. i know i know, get off my commie lawn and all that
 

sans_pants

I don't want any damn vegetables
May 2, 2002
128,460
there's just some industries that i think shouldn't be privatized or should have crushing oversight to prevent commercial entities prioritizing profits. the goal of the healthcare industry should be to provide maximum benefit to the public, not to provide maximum profit to shareholders. i know i know, get off my commie lawn and all that

too obviously good
 

Uncle Phil

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Nov 15, 2003
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Bay Area, CA
You have to have a baby once it's conceived, but fuck you if you can't feed it.

Sounds about right.


People need to realize religious conservative nuts are pro-birth, nothing more. They couldn't care less what happens to newborns brought into awful destitute living situations.
 
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