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    That people can be seriously injured, and refuse to seek attention because they don't have insurance.

    I just took a claim for a woman who received a severe laceration, and won't go get treated. The place of business will cover her, but that's a 72-hour window before the case gets examined and accepted. Meanwhile, she will apparently bleed out. By choice.

    Don't hospitals have to treat people whether they have insurance or not?
     
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    Why would she bother filing a claim for a laceration she is self treating? :dunno:
     
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    She must be a true republican.
     
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    It happened at a place of business, and she wants the place of business to pay for her ER visit. But we won't until the claim is handled.
     
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    That woman is nuts. She would be treated by any ER she walked into.
     
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    That was the impression I was under, but since it might be outdated - I did not know for sure.

    It's very frustrating, sometimes (my job).
     
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    Emergency rooms do.

    True story........

    About 25 years ago I was working for company as a full time employee and I had health insurance through my employer. I also did side work for that same employer as an independent contractor on the weekends. So one Saturday, I am on their property doing some independent contracting work and cut my finger pretty bad (the tune of 14 stitches). I received ER treatment and submitted the bill to insurance. Insurance refused to pay it, they said I was on company property and therefore it was a workers comp claim. I submitted the bill to the company, and workers comp refused to pay for it because I was off working hours and working as an independent contractor. I ended up paying the bill myself.
     
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    It's also covered by work comp insurance. Sounds like she is being intimidated by some consideration outside the ordinary, like being fired for causing her employer a problem; like something's going on behind the scenes
     
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    Holy ouch! But at least you went in.
     
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    No, this was a customer.
     

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