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Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:25 PM

Air ambulance covered? Copay? What does this cost what does that cost? STRESS ! ! ! !

Only in America can you spend hours, days researching what you are covered for and not, whether or not you need to subscribe to an air ambulance company in case you need to be lifted out of your area, etc.

And republicans want to REDUCE benefits, not increase them?

INSANITY...

Remember, the phrase "health insurance" really only exists here as does the phrase "popular vote".

If we didnt have idiots insisting on making billionaires richer at their own demise (middle class Republicans), we could change this practically overnight.

There should be no thought or stress around health coverage. It should be covered, 100% from birth to death. Like every-fucking-where else on the planet.

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Reply Air ambulance covered? Copay? What does this cost what does that cost? STRESS ! ! ! ! (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 OP
ExciteBike66 Mar 2017 #1
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #2
ExciteBike66 Mar 2017 #15
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #16
Vinca Mar 2017 #3
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #5
Vinca Mar 2017 #7
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #8
Vinca Mar 2017 #9
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #10
HoneyBadger Mar 2017 #4
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #6
Mariana Mar 2017 #12
mwooldri Mar 2017 #11
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #13
Tracer Mar 2017 #14

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:29 PM

1. Oh, stop worrying!

The Republicans say that if you are in a horrendous accident and need LifeStar, you can just go online and find the cheapest LifeStar company in your area and call them! In fact, under the Republican plan, LifeStars from different states can now fly across state lines, so maybe one from a neighboring state will fly alllllllll the way out to your accident site to pick you up, thus saving you tens of dollars due to competition (while costing thousands of dollars more for fuel).

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:31 PM

2. Or I will just die, which is their actual plan.

Remarkable how dumb 60 million of us are.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 02:07 PM

15. But think of how much cheaper that would be!

Although, I bet if you are a white male, then Republicans would prefer you alive.

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 02:11 PM

16. Not if I dont also hate all the right people, then no they really do want me dead.

In fact, sometimes they reserve double extra hate for people like me.

Traitors to the white race, and all that jazz.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:33 PM

3. For some weird reason I was thinking about that exact thing a couple of days ago.

If you're in a bad car crash and they airlift you out, what the heck kind of bill must you get for that!

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Response to Vinca (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:35 PM

5. You may have great coverage for it, or none. All depends.

What if you dont have the necessary acute care in your area and you have to be flown as far as 200 or 300 miles away?

Wow, could be a fortune.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:39 PM

7. I love it when we're told we should be pricing our medical care before we have things done.

One trip being unconscious and going to the ER could bankrupt a person. It's bizarre and doesn't happen in other countries. In fact, a neighbor had a Canadian visiting a few years ago who became seriously ill and a medical evacuation jet/team was sent to pick her up. The Canadian healthcare system figured it was cheaper to pick her up and take her to Toronto that to pay for her treatment in the U.S.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:41 PM

8. How mad does it make you that we could change this TONIGHT practically

if middle class and poor Americans would say "I would rather have healthcare than racism?"

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:43 PM

9. It makes me furious, but I'm one of the lucky ones: old enough to be on Medicare.

Everyone should be on Medicare.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:45 PM

10. And Paul Ryan stays awake nights figuring out ways to take our Medicare.

But, nothing we can do about that until he kills more of his voters.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:34 PM

4. And it should be free

 

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Response to HoneyBadger (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:36 PM

6. Wouldnt be free, it would be paid for with taxes but would cost WAY less than we pay

now by taking the middle man corporate prick out of the scenario.

Why republican voters dont understand this I will never know.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:54 PM

12. Republican voters believe a lot of things that aren't true.

It's amazing the mental gymnastics they perform in order to continue to believe the things they want to believe.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 12:50 PM

11. In other news, royalty takes a government job...

Yes..

Prince William is a pilot aka Captain Wales with the East Anglian Air Ambulance. He'll fly you to hospital. On the NHS. Copay: $0. No Royal Surcharge either.

And anyone want to knock "government healthcare"?



http://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/591376/Prince-William-s-first-rescue-mission-aborted-air-ambulance-rescue-job

Let's see anyone Trump related do this. (Hahahaha only joking, that will never happen.)

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 01:37 PM

13. The knee-jerk reaction of a righty is what is this goody two shoes thinking

providing a service for people without figuring out a way to charge them for it?

These idiots, who are NOT capitalists, think they are.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Mar 30, 2017, 01:49 PM

14. A few years ago, I had an air ambulance waiting outside the hospital for me.

Unfortunately, it was snowing hard and the helicopter couldn't fly.

So they bundled me into a regular ambulance and got me to the second hospital.

When I got the bill, it sure looked like they had charged for the helicopter, the EMT's time, and the 15 mile ride.

$3,000.

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