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Matthew Gang, 22, tore his patella tendon, dislocating his knee-cap playing basketball earlier this year. Gang is from California and he is uninsured. Surgery in his home-state was going to be about $30,000. The posted price at Surgery Center of Oklahoma was $5,700, one-fifth the price. Matthew and his father Tom Gang flew from California to Oklahoma for surgery. "It was well worth it," Tom Gang said. "I need a rotator cuff surgery right now. I'm thinking about flying out there and having my surgery because it was such a positive experience for us." A handful of other Oklahoma medical facilities have started joining Surgery Center of Oklahoma in price transparency: McBride Orthopedic Hospital Oklahoma Heart Hospital Cancer Specialists of Oklahoma Breast Imaging of Oklahoma Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging Surgery Center of Oklahoma does accept private insurance, but the center does not accept Medicaid or Medicare. Dr. Smith said federal Medicare regulation would not allow for their online price menu. They have avoided government regulation and control in that area by choosing not to accept Medicaid or Medicare payments.
originally posted by: Kali74
I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in Feb. 2016... I've been unable to work since then. My FMLA has run out and it is unlikely that I will ever be able to return to work. Luckily, my state has amazing state healthcare that I really hope won't be effected by this nonsense, because I will literally die without it.
During my 1st treatment last year, I was put on 4 rounds of chemo... each round consisted of 3 days of infusion, the 1st day was 1 6 hour drip of Cisplatin and Etoposide plus steroids, anti-nausea drugs and the fluids the chemo had to drip through. Day one of each round was 30,000 dollars... not a typo. Can anyone tell me what a 14,000 dollar tax credit is supposed to do towards that?
originally posted by: Bone75
Just thought I'd ask since you conveniently left that part out of your sob story... for obvious reasons of course.
You did read the part about prohibiting insurers from denying or increasing costs for people with pre-existing conditions didn't you?