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BGRANT

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Was that the County Hospital?
When my son was flown there from Lake Powell (after they flew him to St. George) they charged $26,000 for a CT Scan that St. George billed $1200 for the same thing..Then we had to fly him to University of Utah (after I just drove to Vegas from SLC area) because Vegas could not do the surgery....3 life flights in one day. Vegas charged a total of $63,000 for 8 hours in the ER...morphine and the CT scan was all they did...doctor seemed pissed we interrupted his night and he couldn't watch the fights.
They have to gouge the insurance companies to cover all the tweakers that end up there with no insurance.
 

jon coleman

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Would you rather have that Italian medical?
nnaaa, i partial to
Was that the County Hospital?
When my son was flown there from Lake Powell (after they flew him to St. George) they charged $26,000 for a CT Scan that St. George billed $1200 for the same thing..Then we had to fly him to University of Utah (after I just drove to Vegas from SLC area) because Vegas could not do the surgery....3 life flights in one day. Vegas charged a total of $63,000 for 8 hours in the ER...morphine and the CT scan was all they did...doctor seemed pissed we interrupted his night and he couldn't watch the fights.
They have to gouge the insurance companies to cover all the tweakers that end up there with no insurance.
after all, health care is a civil right, no body gets turned away at the ER, yet it has to be payed for some how, unfortunately, some think a government bureaucrat knows whats best for You( not)
 

JDDurfey

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I have learned a little recently about one of the bad affects Obamacare has had on insurance companies. There is a line in the law that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the money they charge customers on medical expenses. They are only allowed to use 20% on overhead and profit. Obamacare was trying to make sure insurance companies don't profit very much. I guess in theory this is a good idea, but in a capitalistic society it doesn't work in practicality. In theory this would drive down insurance premiums because the insurance companies won't be able to keep as much of our money for themselves. However, it has, I believe made medical costs go up because hospitals and doctors know that insurance companies are not going to fight them as much over the bill. I had a doctor tell me this recently. So insurance companies did not lower premiums at all after Obamacare went into effect because of the added things they are required to cover. And hospitals and doctors have not lowered their prices either.
 
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