Colonoscopy ranges from $450 to $10,000

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    To Cut Healthcare Costs, Let's Start With the Secret Prices - US News and World Report

    And how can it be that Medicare pays $40,000, prix fixe, for the same heart operation, by the same doctor, at the same hospital, that costs patients paying privately $80,000 to $120,000?

    -----Can someone explain to me why the right is fighting for the right to be scammed?

    I read that the silverware in the Board of Directors Room at Cigna is gold plated and they have two jets on standby for members of the board at a cost of 68 million. This is what the right defends? Why do they fight Obama? Normally one would question such insanity, but there has got to be an underlying reason. What could it be?
     
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    Yet ... anyone who is willing to apply can get Medicaid and not pay for it themselves.
     
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    Maybe freedom is more important too them than government mandates .
     
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    Free to be "scammed"? Not sure what you mean.
     
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    What is Not Covered

    Medicaid does not provide medical assistance for all people with limited incomes and resources. Even under the broadest provisions of the Federal statute (except for emergency services for certain persons), the Medicaid program does not provide health care services for everyone. You must qualify for Medicaid. Low-income is only one test for Medicaid eligibility; assets and resources are also tested against established thresholds. As noted earlier, categorically needy persons who are eligible for Medicaid may or may not also receive cash assistance from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program or from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program. Medically needy persons who would be categorically eligible except for income or assets may become eligible for Medicaid solely because of excessive medical expenses.

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    Do they charge by the inch?
     
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    Guess you better do your homework before you have someone ram something up your butt, huh??

    I hear the Nancy Paxilosi has a gubmint jet standing by when she can afford to fly her own, and bitches at captains of industry when they fly their jets into the District of Criminals to get mau-maued by congressional dickweeds.

    Why don't you seem to question that insanity??
     
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    there's some good advice. no matter your persuasion.

    :thup:
     
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    Oh sure, freedom to be screwed over by the Health Care Industry is so much better than having a real health care system such as the rest of the industrial nations have.
     
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    Why don't you have your own obvious insanity taken care of? The bastards were coming hat in hand to be bailed out of the own idiocy. They should all have been removed from the posts.
     

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