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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-15-09 09:21 PM
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79. Thanks for the info...
...I am gonna be watching this very closely. :hi:
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  -I want to go to a hospital without being being handed a bill afterwards... MrScorpio  Jul-15-09 06:00 PM   #0 
  - I want to go to a hospital without having to prove I can afford it before admission  uppityperson   Jul-15-09 06:02 PM   #1 
  - Norway.  aquart   Jul-15-09 06:06 PM   #5 
  - I don't want to go to any hospital. nt  babylonsister   Jul-15-09 06:02 PM   #2 
  - From your lips to the ears of Congress....  Hepburn   Jul-15-09 06:02 PM   #3 
  - Well, in another 17 years, I'll be eligible for medicare  Merlot   Jul-15-09 06:06 PM   #4 
  - didn't need the disclaimer "another 17 years says it all".  unapatriciated   Jul-15-09 06:39 PM   #22 
  - You mean on top of the 62 years that have already gone by?  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-15-09 06:48 PM   #34 
  - I have Medicare, now. It ain't luxury, but at least I can get SOME care.  TahitiNut   Jul-15-09 06:51 PM   #35 
     - Like you said....better than nothing.  Hepburn   Jul-15-09 07:43 PM   #61 
     - The media(?) is reporting "they say" that there'll be spending cuts to Medicare ...  TahitiNut   Jul-15-09 08:31 PM   #69 
        - Thanks for the info...  Hepburn   Jul-15-09 09:21 PM   #79 
        - Yes, finish cutting off people like me. Thanks for your support,.  bobbolink   Jul-16-09 05:08 PM   #99 
     - Do you have just Medicare, no supplemental insurance?  CTyankee   Jul-16-09 03:45 PM   #90 
        - Yup, that's all. No supplemental and no Part D.  TahitiNut   Jul-16-09 04:15 PM   #92 
           - Do you pay more for drs. visits? What else is extra that would be covered w/a supplemental?  CTyankee   Jul-16-09 04:36 PM   #93 
              - I pay a co-pay, but my doctor keeps his fees low, knowing my financial situation.  TahitiNut   Jul-16-09 04:42 PM   #97 
                 - So you would go onto an expanded Medicaid program under the new health care reform?  CTyankee   Jul-16-09 05:05 PM   #98 
  - We'd have universal health care in 30 seconds if  Rick Myers   Jul-15-09 06:14 PM   #6 
  - But only if the top leadership can be in the 16% without the coverage.  mwooldri   Jul-15-09 07:30 PM   #55 
  - Me too, I just want to know who got the bill in those countries?  alice silas   Jul-15-09 06:19 PM   #7 
  - Everyone's taxes pay for it, along with for schools, fire departments, road maintanance, etc  uppityperson   Jul-15-09 06:24 PM   #8 
  - How wonderful. It's free.....  alice silas   Jul-15-09 06:34 PM   #14 
     - We are?  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 06:35 PM   #17 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jul-15-09 06:40 PM   #23 
     - So, are you working for the health insurers...  MrScorpio   Jul-15-09 06:36 PM   #18 
     - I suspect this person isn't educated enough to work in the health insurance field. n/t  Gwendolyn   Jul-15-09 06:44 PM   #29 
     - Just like schools are "free". nt  uppityperson   Jul-15-09 06:37 PM   #19 
     - They are?  Gwendolyn   Jul-15-09 06:40 PM   #24 
     - Gee, that's an outright misrepresentation but I think you know that already...  Spazito   Jul-15-09 06:41 PM   # 
     - Try peddling those right-wing falsehoods elsewhere, huh?  TahitiNut   Jul-15-09 06:53 PM   #39 
     - Surprise!.. Canada has conservative, greedy people too  SoCalDem   Jul-15-09 07:27 PM   #52 
     - It seems improbable that that person is Canadian.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-15-09 07:29 PM   #54 
     - Absurd nonsense  SOS   Jul-15-09 07:34 PM   #56 
     - Thought I'd note that alice doesn't live here anymore.  pinto   Jul-15-09 07:57 PM   #64 
     - Thanks! much appreciated!  Spazito   Jul-15-09 08:04 PM   #66 
     - Thanks for letting us play with it a little. It was... exhilarating.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jul-15-09 08:22 PM   #68 
     - BWAHAHAHAHAAHA! You'll have to do much better than that here....  bobbolink   Jul-15-09 09:13 PM   #78 
     - We are?  LeftistGorilla   Jul-16-09 04:42 PM   #96 
  - Everyone who works basically pays for their own healthcare.  Gwendolyn   Jul-15-09 06:34 PM   #11 
  - EXACTLY!!!  ibegurpard   Jul-15-09 09:05 PM   #75 
  - Gosh, let me, one of those 'poor son of a bitch' people who are...  Spazito   Jul-15-09 06:38 PM   #20 
  - Not as many tax loopholes for the rich in those countries.  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-15-09 06:51 PM   #36 
  - Welcome to DU.  Laelth   Jul-15-09 07:08 PM   #47 
  - National Insurance deductions in the UK.  mwooldri   Jul-15-09 07:42 PM   #60 
  - Couldn't you just go through the tunnel and throw yourself on their mercy?  KamaAina   Jul-15-09 06:28 PM   #9 
  - I suggest you move then. It's not going to happen here any time soon. n/t  lindisfarne   Jul-15-09 06:30 PM   #10 
  - It will happen when we elect a president who supports it  jgraz   Jul-15-09 06:35 PM   #16 
  - Start working on that! I doubt you'll find someone in your lifetime that will make you happy. n/t  lindisfarne   Jul-15-09 06:41 PM   #26 
  - I may have to. That makes me very sad. n/t  Laelth   Jul-15-09 07:10 PM   #48 
  - About 15 years ago,  PassingTimeHere   Jul-15-09 06:34 PM   #12 
  - Yep  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 07:01 PM   #44 
  - Welcome to DU.  Laelth   Jul-15-09 07:11 PM   #49 
  - To be honest...  Lagomorph   Jul-15-09 06:34 PM   #13 
  - "I'd rather you die than me pay higher taxes." (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 06:35 PM   #15 
  - That pretty much sums up the post you're responding to  jgraz   Jul-15-09 06:39 PM   #21 
  - Yep. Randroids everywhere. (nt)  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 06:44 PM   #31 
     - you can almost smell the trust fund.  jgraz   Jul-15-09 06:51 PM   #37 
        - Hardly...  Lagomorph   Jul-15-09 07:19 PM   #51 
           - Then I don't understand your reaction  jgraz   Jul-15-09 07:27 PM   #53 
           - I'm not against national health care.  Lagomorph   Jul-15-09 07:41 PM   #59 
              - So how much experience have you had with private healthcare?  jgraz   Jul-15-09 09:47 PM   #80 
           - A disabled vet with full benefits.  Jazzgirl   Jul-15-09 07:35 PM   #57 
              - Yup.  uppityperson   Jul-15-09 07:48 PM   #62 
              - Well, same to you!  Lagomorph   Jul-15-09 08:04 PM   #67 
              - If you didn't figure it out from that experience, nothing we can say will help you.  jgraz   Jul-15-09 09:51 PM   #81 
              - My dad is a 100% disabled Vet.  proteus_lives   Jul-16-09 04:41 PM   #95 
  - You hit that nail on the head, I am sorry to say. n/t  Laelth   Jul-15-09 07:12 PM   #50 
  - LOL  Skittles   Jul-15-09 06:41 PM   #27 
  - Huggage time  MrScorpio   Jul-15-09 06:45 PM   #32 
  - I've been waiting seven years for a hip replacement...  Lagomorph   Jul-15-09 06:52 PM   #38 
     - I'm a retired vet too you know  MrScorpio   Jul-15-09 06:59 PM   #42 
     - I'd say it *requires* the VA to be underfunded  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 07:02 PM   #45 
     - Have you tried Tri-Care? A friend waited for three years for a knee operation  csziggy   Jul-15-09 07:41 PM   #58 
     - Some people learn through observation  Katya Mullethov   Jul-15-09 08:46 PM   #70 
     - Ahhh, the sweet chimes of the painfully ignorant  Posteritatis   Jul-15-09 08:56 PM   #71 
     - Just so I am clear, you are posting that as a lesson on what NOT to believe, right?  Spazito   Jul-15-09 09:05 PM   #74 
        - clearly a fabrication  Katya Mullethov   Jul-16-09 07:09 AM   #87 
     - Retired vet, and daughter of a retired vet, and member of the NRO -  haele   Jul-16-09 04:40 PM   #94 
  - They already are. At a higher cost than it would be if all had insurance. Welcome. n/t  lindisfarne   Jul-15-09 06:42 PM   #28 
  - Guess you better change your signature then  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-15-09 06:55 PM   #40 
  - edit. Wrong spot.  Robeson   Jul-15-09 09:51 PM   #82 
  - LOL.....sans glasses I read "I WENT to a hospital"  Skittles   Jul-15-09 06:41 PM   #25 
  - Did a wishing star just appear on the horizon?  lumberjack_jeff   Jul-15-09 06:44 PM   #30 
  - really?  ibegurpard   Jul-15-09 09:03 PM   #73 
  - What? You don't want to pony up $18,000 for 44 hours in the hospital?  TahitiNut   Jul-15-09 06:48 PM   #33 
  - When it comes to healthcare  ibegurpard   Jul-15-09 09:00 PM   #72 
  - I want a new car I won't get a bill for  stray cat   Jul-15-09 06:59 PM   #41 
  - An uninsured friend  SOS   Jul-15-09 07:48 PM   #63 
     - Who cares about you? Stray Cat is happy with his insurance  XOKCowboy   Jul-15-09 08:00 PM   #65 
     - My insured husband was transported via ambulance from Urgent Care  haele   Jul-16-09 05:09 PM   #100 
  - I've never been handed a bill. They always mail them a month or so later.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Jul-15-09 07:01 PM   #43 
  - Yup. I don't need insurance. I need health care. n/t  Laelth   Jul-15-09 07:06 PM   #46 
  - Or the US, if you have medicare & tricare for life. We do have  tsuki   Jul-15-09 09:06 PM   #76 
  - Then you'll probably have to go to those countries, It won't happen here in our lifetimes.  bobbolink   Jul-15-09 09:11 PM   #77 
  - Love your post. This and posts on Sacred Sarah...  Robeson   Jul-15-09 09:53 PM   #83 
  - Then I need to do some posts on Caribou Barbie  MrScorpio   Jul-15-09 09:57 PM   #84 
  - Inequality is promoted in American society, and as you have  harun   Jul-15-09 09:58 PM   #85 
  - You get to pay afterward? They often fucking make me pay BEFORE!!  HughMoran   Jul-15-09 09:59 PM   #86 
  - In Mexico it's even worse. You have to pay up front before they admit you.  mucifer   Jul-16-09 07:20 AM   #88 
  - I had to go to the (UK) ER with my girlfriend a few weeks ago  harmonicon   Jul-16-09 03:28 PM   #89 
  - It's infuriating. I have "health insurance" with a $4000 deductible for hospitalization.  Thegonagle   Jul-16-09 03:59 PM   #91 

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