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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:22 PM

After two and a half years, I finally paid off my ambulance ride.

My insurance left me with a 6000 dollar bill for an ambulance ride less than 1/2 a mile to a helicopter and a 25 mile helicopter ride.

Today I made the last payment and that means one last asshole debt collector calling me three times a day, five days a week.

It's hard to actualize the shittiness of the American health insurance system. But I hope this small story helps to paint a true picture.

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Reply After two and a half years, I finally paid off my ambulance ride. (Original post)
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nadinbrzezinski Mar 2013 #1
hedgehog Mar 2013 #2
orpupilofnature57 Mar 2013 #3
olddots Mar 2013 #4
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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. This is one of many reasons we need single payor

Period

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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:26 PM

2. Could be worse -

"Kathleen M. Rourke, 69, of 102 S. Third St., Apt. 1, Fulton was charged Feb. 27 with falsely reporting an incident for allegedly calling 911 to claim she was having suicidal and homicidal thoughts which police allege were false and were only used to get a ride to the Oswego Hospital emergency room by a police officer."


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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:28 PM

3. And no one bailed you out, and I'll bet $6000 isn't

10% of your weekly pay, like those poor souls, we GIVE money to every second of everyday .

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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:34 PM

4. They create a world where if you live you wish you died .

Don't find out how much money the pig that owns the privatized ambulance company makes it would break your heart and give you a heart attack .

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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 06:24 PM

5. That's awful!

I am happy you paid it off but that is absurd beyond all belief. Yes, this system is a disgrace.

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