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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-15-09 08:11 AM
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90. we are paying for our insurance monthly. how would it suck far worse if i didnt have insurance
and least there would be that monthly amount going out and it would easily cover that finger of yours. your position, you are getting the ultimate fuck
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  -My broken finger has cost me $460 so far, and I have insurance. SeattleGirl  Aug-14-09 10:03 PM   #0 
  - I have friends in other countries who pay around that much for a surgical operation  brentspeak   Aug-14-09 10:05 PM   #1 
  - I've read and heard stories like that. WTF is wrong with us anyway?  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:07 PM   #7 
  - I live in Canada and I once broke my right hand's pinky ...  Amonester   Aug-14-09 11:53 PM   #48 
  - I forgot to add: I (we) pay higher taxes on everything, but...  Amonester   Aug-15-09 12:21 AM   #55 
     - I don't think I would mind that much either, if I knew that a medical  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:27 AM   #57 
     - But there's the difference; you LIKE the idea of helping others. Most  Lorien   Aug-15-09 01:01 AM   #66 
  - This is the lesson. Health insurance will never be enough.  TexasObserver   Aug-14-09 10:06 PM   #2 
  - Absolutely.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:09 PM   #8 
  - four hundred and fifty dollars?!?! -- sorry -- that hurts just to read about it. nt  xchrom   Aug-14-09 10:06 PM   #3 
  - Yep. $25 co-oay just to walk in to door at the doc's office, and the  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:11 PM   #9 
  - K&R  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-14-09 10:07 PM   #4 
  - Obama's plan to bribe the criminal scumbag insurance companies is just plain wrong.  John Q. Citizen   Aug-14-09 10:07 PM   #5 
  - I feel that my insurance premiums are used only to line the pockets  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:12 PM   #10 
  - We might have the same plan.  NYC_SKP   Aug-14-09 10:07 PM   #6 
  - And this wonderful in-network, out-of-network dance...  mwooldri   Aug-14-09 10:12 PM   #11 
  - Oh now, that is just insane!  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:15 PM   #13 
  - Yep. And it's not like the doc sent me to PT just for shits and giggles.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:14 PM   #12 
  - How badly was it broken? PT for a broken finger.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-14-09 10:15 PM   #14 
  - I sprained it at the same time I broke it, and am still working on  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:19 PM   #18 
  - Hope it heals well.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-14-09 10:22 PM   #23 
     - Thanks.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:24 PM   #25 
  - I bet I could break your finger in a way such that  mudplanet   Aug-15-09 12:52 AM   #62 
     - That's funny.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-15-09 01:08 AM   #70 
  - My cousin had insurance through his work and they still refused to give him treatment  aint_no_life_nowhere   Aug-14-09 10:15 PM   #15 
  - Why didn't he just go to a fire station for an EKG?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Aug-14-09 10:17 PM   #17 
  - Three months of intensive treatment  aint_no_life_nowhere   Aug-14-09 10:26 PM   #29 
  - Good grief!  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:21 PM   #20 
  - It's illegal if it's related to a specific injury or if it occurs right after filing a claim  aint_no_life_nowhere   Aug-14-09 10:36 PM   #37 
     - One thing to keep in mind is that each state's workers comp rules  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:43 PM   #39 
        - You're a workers comp claims adjuster?  aint_no_life_nowhere   Aug-14-09 10:53 PM   #41 
           - Nope, vocational rehab counselor.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:55 PM   #42 
  - That should be criminal.  ThomCat   Aug-15-09 03:09 AM   #79 
     - Hi ThomCat. I agree, and think that insurance and pharmaceutical  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:15 AM   #81 
  - Our insurance company sent out a letter encouraging my husband and I to have a colonoscopy...  Contrary1   Aug-14-09 10:16 PM   #16 
  - Bet the $1200 part wasn't in the letter, was it?  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:22 PM   #21 
  - My friend's insurance company paid for most of her colonoscopy  dflprincess   Aug-15-09 12:39 AM   #59 
  - This insurance malarky just sucks rotten eggs.  mwooldri   Aug-14-09 10:20 PM   #19 
  - It does suck, that's for sure.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:23 PM   #24 
  - Instead of paying them insurance premiums, you should have bought insurance company stock. n/t  AdHocSolver   Aug-14-09 10:22 PM   #22 
  - Hey, there you go! If I had, I could probably retire, AND have  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:24 PM   #26 
  - That is why I want everybody to have what I got  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-14-09 10:25 PM   #27 
  - Exactly what we need!  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:29 PM   #31 
  - My ex's cancer has cost her $13,500 so far, with insurance.  Speck Tater   Aug-14-09 10:26 PM   #28 
  - Thank God, yes. I'm so glad it's in remission.  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:30 PM   #32 
  - I had my knee scoped in June.  Catshrink   Aug-14-09 10:27 PM   #30 
  - How's the knee now?  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:31 PM   #33 
     - It's amazing!  Catshrink   Aug-14-09 11:02 PM   #43 
  - You shouldn't have broken your finger  Oeditpus Rex   Aug-14-09 10:33 PM   #34 
  - +1 nt  SammyWinstonJack   Aug-14-09 10:34 PM   #35 
  - Yeah, I know. Guess I'm just a dumb librul!  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:34 PM   #36 
  - no yelling at you - just at the insurance companies.  handmade34   Aug-14-09 10:42 PM   #38 
  - $1200 a month? Was that including family members or just for you?  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 10:44 PM   #40 
  - your insurance sucks. ive posted about mine  paulsby   Aug-14-09 11:14 PM   #44 
  - I want what you have!  handmade34   Aug-14-09 11:26 PM   # 
  - like i said  paulsby   Aug-15-09 12:08 AM   #51 
  - Sounds like you have a great plan, paulsby  SeattleGirl   Aug-14-09 11:26 PM   #45 
     - i recognize that  paulsby   Aug-15-09 12:09 AM   #52 
  - The reason your finger has cost $450 so far is because of trial lawyers  chicago legal pro   Aug-14-09 11:32 PM   #46 
  - Sorry, but I do believe that is wrong. The costs come from  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:06 AM   #49 
  - Everyone puts profits above people  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 02:20 PM   #93 
  - It's no more corrupt than health insurers  Missy Vixen   Aug-15-09 01:01 AM   #67 
  - "No more corrupt than health insurers"  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 02:23 PM   #94 
     - Hey, CLP  Missy Vixen   Aug-15-09 03:44 PM   #100 
        - You know it, Missy!  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:46 PM   #101 
        - 2004 but just recently posting  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 04:04 PM   #108 
           - They are still not the primary cause of high insurance/drug costs.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 04:11 PM   #111 
  - Malpractice insurance is less than 1% of your doctor's bill!  B Calm   Aug-15-09 07:37 AM   #88 
  - The cost doesn't come from insurance  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 02:16 PM   #92 
     - Uh-huh, RIIGGHHTTT. You do realize that most insurance companies are corporations, right?  rvablue   Aug-15-09 04:00 PM   #106 
        - You do realize that trial lawyers work for corporations  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 04:11 PM   #112 
  - That's right coporate health care companies and their never ending need to increase  rvablue   Aug-15-09 03:58 PM   #104 
     - Sorry to let you in on a little fact  chicago legal pro   Aug-15-09 04:08 PM   #109 
  - This screams for the public option. With real competition the private  OHdem10   Aug-14-09 11:46 PM   #47 
  - Yes, they will, and they will also most likely have to drop their  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:07 AM   #50 
  - Last year it cost just over $6000 for me to find out  dflprincess   Aug-15-09 12:18 AM   #53 
  - It's all so messed up, isn't it.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:20 AM   #54 
  - Our employer went to HSAs thrree years ago  exboyfil   Aug-15-09 02:27 AM   #75 
     - $4300? That's obscene that they won't pay anything until you pay  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 02:32 AM   #76 
        - Alot of raised voices when the plan got rolled out but what  exboyfil   Aug-15-09 03:06 AM   #77 
           - I wonder the same thing.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:08 AM   #78 
  - I have paid a total of around $20 for the ruptured disk in my neck  JCMach1   Aug-15-09 12:22 AM   #56 
  - That sucks that the diagnosis was wrong, but at least it didn't  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:28 AM   #58 
  - Exactly... even the UAE has a health care system that works  JCMach1   Aug-15-09 03:32 AM   #84 
  - The downside to that...  Spider Jerusalem   Aug-15-09 12:44 AM   #60 
     - Teaching democracy, peace, argumentation  JCMach1   Aug-15-09 03:31 AM   #83 
     - Well well well  lildreamer316   Aug-15-09 07:48 AM   #89 
  - I have a insurance and a badly sprained ankle in need of an MRI and surgery  Lorien   Aug-15-09 12:52 AM   # 
  - I am so sorry to hear this, Lorien.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:55 AM   #63 
     - No, they should not. I hope that you heal soon  Lorien   Aug-15-09 01:05 AM   #68 
        - Thanks.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 01:09 AM   #71 
  - Yeah, for my shoulder surgery with insurance my out of pocket is over $3000 so far  csziggy   Aug-15-09 12:52 AM   #61 
  - Only three days notice on what the cost would be?  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 12:57 AM   #64 
     - No kidding - but like I said I had budgeted for the deductible and some extra  csziggy   Aug-15-09 01:13 AM   #72 
        - It wouldn't surprise me at all if the insurance company was behind  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 01:17 AM   #74 
  - Last year I had constipation that cost me over $1000,  Ron Green   Aug-15-09 12:58 AM   #65 
  - My weekend in the county hospital cost me $11,700.00  keepCAblue   Aug-15-09 01:07 AM   #69 
  - You know, I have half a mind to send this thread to the White House,  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 01:16 AM   #73 
     - We, the uninsurable, are just one hospital visit away from catastrophic financial ruin.  keepCAblue   Aug-15-09 10:28 AM   #91 
        - I would love to say "unreal!" in disbelief at your story, but unfortunately,  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:30 PM   #95 
  - I am sorry, both for your broken finger and the cost.  ThomCat   Aug-15-09 03:15 AM   #80 
  - Yep.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:17 AM   #82 
  - I heard about a guy who found out he had high blood pressure  B Calm   Aug-15-09 05:27 AM   #85 
  - Substance abuse?  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:33 PM   #96 
     - Yep.. That's what they called it. Amazing how they think up ways to deny payment!  B Calm   Aug-17-09 03:02 AM   #115 
  - This is the untold story.  Enthusiast   Aug-15-09 05:39 AM   #86 
  - You're right, Enthusiast.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:34 PM   #97 
     - And if nothing is done to  Enthusiast   Aug-16-09 04:41 AM   #113 
  - I posted this on another thread  lillypaddle   Aug-15-09 05:46 AM   #87 
  - Bottom line, the healthcare system in this country is criminal.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:36 PM   #98 
  - we are paying for our insurance monthly. how would it suck far worse if i didnt have insurance  seabeyond   Aug-15-09 08:11 AM   #90 
  - I think almost everyone in this country is getting the ultimate fuck  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:39 PM   #99 
     - ya, i hear ya. a general, feeding off each other, fuck you to all. lacking integrity  seabeyond   Aug-15-09 04:10 PM   #110 
  - Insurance companies should be regulated like utilities used to be.  alarimer   Aug-15-09 03:50 PM   #102 
  - I, too, think they should be regulated.  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 03:59 PM   #105 
  - I have 2 pinched nerves in my neck which cost me $2000  Hansel   Aug-15-09 03:54 PM   #103 
  - I often wonder why the hospitals write off so much of the cost of some  SeattleGirl   Aug-15-09 04:01 PM   #107 
  - Your system is crazy  Kingdom1979   Aug-16-09 05:02 AM   #114 
     - thanks Kingdom  Skittles   Aug-17-09 05:15 AM   #116 
 

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