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kiapolo Donating Member (52 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-10 01:12 PM
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25. I get these whenever I go to Emergency Room visits...
I live in Hawaii, and my wife has great health care through her employer (I'm a contract worker, and therefore non-employee who does not benefit from Hawaii's employer insurance option).

When ever my wife or I go to the emergency room, I refuse to allow the nurses or doctors to give either of us medicine, I tell them to write the prescription and I'll get it from the 24 hour pharmacy in the building, and administer it myself (or have my wife do it herself). Last time I allowed them to give my wife some Tylenol with codeine they charged us $50 for the pills and $75 to "administer" the pills to my wife!!!! Never again!
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  -A $1000 for a toothbrush? Whisp  Mar-01-10 12:20 PM   #0 
  - I believe the hospitals do this to offset the cost the uninsured they are forced to treat.  OneTenthofOnePercent   Mar-01-10 12:24 PM   #1 
  - and do they base their costs of dealing with the uninsured using the SAME figures?  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 12:34 PM   #11 
  - The main reason that stuff like this happens  ConstitutionalLib   Mar-01-10 03:28 PM   #31 
     - and what utopian health insurance company would ever offer thisplan?  elehhhhna   Mar-01-10 03:44 PM   #32 
     - what is wrong with that?  ConstitutionalLib   Mar-01-10 08:45 PM   #37 
     - there companies that offer  ConstitutionalLib   Mar-02-10 08:22 AM   #40 
     - sorry -- not buying the *costs would drop dramatically* - and here's why  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 05:01 PM   #33 
        - isn't price gouging illegal?  Whisp   Mar-01-10 05:31 PM   #34 
        - we've done NOTHING to address price-gouging AND price fixing by both  Donnachaidh   Mar-01-10 07:21 PM   #35 
        - Do you KNOW what  ConstitutionalLib   Mar-01-10 08:50 PM   #38 
  - That's wrong.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-01-10 12:43 PM   #17 
  - The $600 toilet seat Reagan bought is no comparison to the current outrage  heli   Mar-01-10 12:24 PM   #2 
  - Royal thrones for royal turds  ThomWV   Mar-01-10 12:26 PM   #4 
  - and the $435 claw hammer!  d.gibbs   Mar-01-10 12:28 PM   #5 
  - It better be one of those gold toothbrushes in "Coming To America."  muntrv   Mar-01-10 12:24 PM   #3 
  - I was given a lecture years ago when I had my son.  notadmblnd   Mar-01-10 12:28 PM   #6 
  - They don't like that at all...  Dappleganger   Mar-01-10 12:51 PM   #21 
     - I wasn't on any drugs, I just had a baby I took Tylenol for pain after  notadmblnd   Mar-01-10 01:03 PM   #24 
  - Probably poor reporting  zipplewrath   Mar-01-10 12:29 PM   #7 
  - Yeah  BeFree   Mar-01-10 12:32 PM   #9 
  - that's still at a 60% savings...  Wildewolfe   Mar-01-10 12:33 PM   #10 
  - When we had our first child, I remember looking the bill and seeing diapers for $28.  Dappleganger   Mar-01-10 12:30 PM   #8 
  - it's really sad where you have to be on guard for every bloody thing...  Whisp   Mar-01-10 12:42 PM   #16 
     - OK, this may seem strange...  Dappleganger   Mar-01-10 12:49 PM   #19 
  - Just like contrators..  butterfly77   Mar-01-10 12:35 PM   #12 
  - That's ridiculous.  KitSileya   Mar-01-10 12:35 PM   #13 
  - insurance companies don't pay the full rate at hospitals.  dysfunctional press   Mar-01-10 12:36 PM   #14 
  - And then they get blamed for the high cost of insurance premiums.  Hello_Kitty   Mar-01-10 12:50 PM   #20 
  - this is the free market at work, so the prices must be optimal. what's the problem?  unblock   Mar-01-10 12:41 PM   #15 
  - Military pricing, maybe  Warpy   Mar-01-10 12:44 PM   #18 
  - You can get 3 at Dollar Tree for a buck!  marew   Mar-01-10 12:58 PM   #22 
  - One thing is clear: a government mandate to buy that toothbrush must surely lower its price!  Romulox   Mar-01-10 01:01 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, it's those deadbeats refusing to buy the $1000 toothbrush who are the problem. eom  Hello_Kitty   Mar-01-10 01:39 PM   #27 
  - I get these whenever I go to Emergency Room visits...  kiapolo   Mar-01-10 01:12 PM   #25 
  - some great advice in this thread.  Whisp   Mar-01-10 01:39 PM   #26 
  - Do hospitals actually get paid this? Or is it just what they charge?  jmowreader   Mar-01-10 01:45 PM   #28 
  - If it is emergency, they it's not the hospitals that's the Doctors!!!!  kiapolo   Mar-01-10 01:52 PM   #29 
     - That makes sense  jmowreader   Mar-01-10 02:41 PM   #30 
  - I don't think tort reform will bring down those costs  liberal N proud   Mar-01-10 07:27 PM   #36 
  - That report had great material, but the horrible reporting by that bug-eyed, screaming twit on CNN  AlinPA   Mar-01-10 08:57 PM   #39 

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