"We were told if we don’t get money from patients, in the ER, we will be fired.”

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  1. Greenbeard
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    NYT has an interesting look today at some of the more aggressive medical debt collection tactics.

    Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals
    Reminiscent of a trend the WSJ noted four years ago:

    Why Hospitals Want Your Credit Report - WSJ.com
     
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    Will this stop illegals from going to ER rooms for an aspirin for their headaches?

    Without knowing more, I would bet that these are private hospitals, not charity or county hospitals.
     
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    I wonder if you can go to a car dealership and expect to get a car without paying for it
     
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    Why is this in healthcare? Are you actually so stupid you do not understand the difference between debt collectors and doctors?
     
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    If the car is reasonably priced, then a person doesn't mind paying for it (if have to have one), but when it is priced to gouge someone, and then the car breaks down just about as soon as it leaves the lot, many refuse to pay for that car anylonger.

    The same with anything else in life, where as if it is over priced and set far beyond what a person can deal with fairly to begin with, but yet the person is forced to have to get it at that moment in their life, then it's only a matter of time before they will default on the product in which was sold to them in this manor, and the company who sold it knows this, but no fear by the corrupt company who sold the product, because they will just await the person to turn to the government for help or they will submit it themselves, and the bill is then taken care of no matter how outrageous the bill might have been or how bad the product was in which was sold to them in a time of their desperate need (especially when it comes to ones heath in life).

    Thank God that the car salesman hasn't figured out how to get the government to pay for the car to, because we as working taxpayers, could no longer afford to live and pay taxes in the nation in which would then be called the United States of Gougeville North America.
     
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    Indeed, when you get to the point where debt collectors are actually stationed in the emergency room, interfering with the work of medical professionals, you've got a serious problem with your system. It's not good for the patients, it's not good for the doctors, and it's not even good for the suits at the hospital.
     
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    yes the problem is, no capitalism, just in effect a government monopoly. Remember how they made customers wait in line all day in the USSR. When there is no capitalism you have no incentive to be nice and to be cheap and to be high quality.

    A liberal will lack the IQ to grasp these basics
     
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    No other industrialized country experiences that kind of thing.
    No one goes bankrupt because they are unfortunate enough to have a heart attack or cancer.
     
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    So, now how will the wingnuts spin the free health care for the poor and uninsured?

    If you don't die in the ER waiting room, you may die while being badgered/harassed by a debt collector.
     
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    It's just two hospitals in one state. Calm down.
     

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