Doctor Bills?

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    What the Hell?

    I thought I got something in my eye while working so I go to the eye doctor. The wait at least a 1/2 hour. She checks my eye, swabs it with a Q-tip and tells me it was mucus and gives me some eye drops, 5minutes maximum time............bill 746.00 dollars..

    A friend goes to the hospital for a minor operation, 2 day stay at the hospital alone........ 21,178.00 dollars..

    I'm not getting why insurance companies are the bad guys here..

    The Doctors and the Hospitals are screwing us over Royally from what I'm seeing.
     
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    did you have insurance? did your friend have insurance?
     
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    Yes.. I have insurance and only had to pay 25.00 dollars but 746.00 dollars for 5 minutes work.. that's just screwed.

    The friend is wealthy, no insurance and pays cash...
     
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    Hey price increases in medical, food and energy are the only things boosting the economy.
    Are you unamerican or something?
     
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    and people say the system isnt broken. haha. i wish i could charge $746 for 5 minutes of my service.
     
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    The point is.. why are people bitching about insurance when the doctors are clearly screwing us over..:evil:
     
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    BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE STUPID!!!!! They are too dense to care because "insurance will pay it". Every insurance will pay for something the cost of the service/item will increase substantially. How many people will insurance that will pay for medication will still shop around for the lowest price? (This is something I did even when insurance paid the cost).

    It used to be that people could afford dental care, until the insurance companies got into it, and now the cost for dental care is prohibitive.

    Just look at the cost of veterinarians now. We have one in town that has "insurance" and their prices are over twice what the neighborhood vet charges for the same services.

    There are millions of people in the US who are too stupid to actually look at what has been going on in the healthcare industry. We are being ripped off, but because the "republicans" support their schemes, the people don't question.
     
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    $3000.00 and walked i walk out with a prescription, a bit of neosporin and a band aid.
     
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    Whaaaaaaa? That can't be right. I was told that the Obama would pay all my doctor bills, my mortgage and put gas in my new free car. Something stinks here!
     
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    Yes, that is what the doctor charges on paper. That is not what the insurance company pays him. He gets the negotiated price which is lower. But you can't blame the docs for trying.
     
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