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HerbChestnut

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1. Nowhere near as serious as others, but...
Sun Sep 15, 2019, 01:10 PM
Sep 2019

I once went into a walk-in clinic when I thought I had strep throat. No insurance at the time because I was a part-time graduate student also working full-time with no benefits (go America). I paid the upfront cost of $100 just to see a doctor, and after a quick examination they told me I was basically fine. Then they said, "Oh, you might want to do this other test just to make sure." Figuring they were the professionals, and made no mention of there being an extra cost, I said okay and they took a saliva sample. Two minutes later they came back with the test results confirming I was fine, so I said thank you and left. A week later I received a bill in the mail for over $300 because of that extra test that took literally less than 5 minutes to complete.

Under Medicare for All, my total bill would have been $0.

If I were to vote in a presidential
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Nowhere near as serious as others, but... HerbChestnut Sep 2019 #1
At one time I had insurance with a high deductible treestar Sep 2019 #2
Wow Bev54 Sep 2019 #7
200,000. Out of network cost when my husband had a massive stroke almost 3 years ago. onecaliberal Sep 2019 #3
The ones for medications that Medicare considers to be "off-label" and won't cover. greatauntoftriplets Sep 2019 #4
Small but still absurd Runningdawg Sep 2019 #5
It is absurd to receive any bill Bev54 Sep 2019 #6
We US citizens are the ones who are absurd for doing nothing about it. Sneederbunk Sep 2019 #8
In 1991, I contracted viral encephalitis. I was driving across the MineralMan Sep 2019 #9
Hard to decide. I had a panic attack that I mistook for a heart attack several years ago Politicub Sep 2019 #10
Took care of my Wellstone ruled Sep 2019 #11
After my son was born... JoeOtterbein Sep 2019 #12
The time the insurance company said the general anesthesia for the spinal surgery wasn't covered. WhiskeyGrinder Sep 2019 #13
Mom in a rehab center and she needed her toe nails clipped. They charged $25 per toe. $250. n/t zackymilly Sep 2019 #14
$10,000 for 5 or 6 hours in the hospital Bradical79 Sep 2019 #15
Also the other direction... $4.08 keithbvadu2 Sep 2019 #16
I've had a few, but they were mistakes. Iggo Sep 2019 #17
I got sick while on vacation in NY. DCofVA Sep 2019 #18
I was ill after my last child Bettie Sep 2019 #19
I've never gotten an absurd medical bill. elocs Sep 2019 #20
$250 out of network for an emergency room visit while on a business trip. Blue_true Sep 2019 #21
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