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My example of how broken the medical system is.

I need to get some surgery done. Its my sinuses; remove polyps, open he cavities better, etc. Since I have sleep apnea, my surgeon said we have to do it in the hospital instead of their surgical center.
So my surgeon is giving me a discount since I have no insurance & do self pay. His bill started at 9400. With the discount, I'll pay 3340. The Anesthesiologist will bill me a bit under 2k.
So I go to the hospital for their check in. They tell me that their "facilities charge" is 41000. But they'll give me a 70% "discount" bringing it down to 12000. I asked what does that cover? They still haven't provided me with a breakdown.
So the man doing the work charges 3340, anesthesiologist 2000. These are the 2 guys who are doing the major work. Its outpatient. They told me that the procedure takes about an hour.
And the hospital wants 4x what the SURGEON wants. For what?

And is there any way that anyone knows to get this ridiculous number reduced to something reasonable?

Democrat Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now DENIES he is one of two men in a racist 1984 yearbook p

Source: DailyMailUK

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam now denies appearing in a racist photograph that he on Friday apologized for, and claims he can prove it wasn't him.

The 59-year-old from Nassawadox has done a complete about face after apologizing for being in a picture of people wearing a Ku Klux Klan robe and blackface, Portsmouth Democrat Senator Louise Lucas learned during a private conversation.

An insider said Northam was willing to use facial recognition technology to prove he doesn't appear in the offending picture.

The Democratic party tweeted Saturday morning: 'We made the decision to let Governor Northam do the correct thing and resign this morning - we have gotten word he will not do so this morning.





Read more: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6660879/Democrat-Virginia-Governor-DENIES-hes-racist-yearbook-picture-featuring-blackface-KKK-robe.html



Well, at least he didnt go with the "I was hacked" excuse so popular these days.

Homeless man rewarded for helping Chiefs player before playoff game

https://www.kctv5.com/news/homeless-man-rewarded-for-helping-chiefs-player-before-playoff-game/article_f4d1739c-17a4-11e9-8d1d-43e3123e8213.html

And apparently since this broke, over 10K has been raised for him and his truck has new windows.


I love a GOOD story!
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