Originally posted by Uniceft17
[edit on 8/20/2009 by Uniceft17]
Well, as you were not in immediate danger of dying on their doorstep, they did all they are required to do. Expect a really huge bill for this
No, you do not have to have insurance to see a specialist, but you will have to pay cash/credit/check upfront BEFORE your visit. I went through this
my self with my daughter. We did not have insurance (still don't), she was around eleven and we found a tumor growing on her collar bone. Our
pediatrician told us to watch it and if it kept growing then we would need to go to a specialist. After a couple of months it was obvious that it was
not going away and was getting bigger.
The specialist, once they realized we did not have insurance, asked for payment before they would schedule an appointment.
Depending on your income you could qualify for government assistance. Unless you make too much for assistance, but not enough to afford health care.
You know, like us middle income citizens who are the backbone of this country.
Look around for a free clinic. You could call the hospital, explain the situation, and ask if they have any suggestions for you. Could be that you
will quality for some types of assistance. I sincerely hope so. I hope things turn out well for you and that you do not have anything serious.
My sister gets swollen lymph nodes all the time that are not painful. All over her body, armpits, neck and legs. What we have found out is anytime
she get's any type of virus or illness, her lymph nodes swell. We have never understood why this is, and they will stay around for months at a
reply to post by llpoolej
Your dad, was dying, they treat that. Not meaning to be rude, but that is the truth. I have posted my experiences on several threads if you care to
find them and read them.
When you are dying, they care for you, then send your family a crazy bill.
Yes, when you have a major emergency, they will treat you before insurance is gathered. Unless you have someone with you who can give that
information, and they will get that from them while they are treating you.
Then they will bill your insurance, and what they don't pay, you get hit for.
YOU may not want to help people here in the USA, but the MAJORITY of Americans do. Put your heart where it should be, which is OUT OF YOUR POCKET.
Greed is destroying the humanity of this country.
People forget, when you have insurance, you get health care, even really good health care. When you do not have insurance, YOU DO NOT GET GOOD HEALTH
CARE. So what you are really saying is, those who are either poor enough to get government insurance, or those who make enough to pay for their
insurance get health care. The rest of us, the middle income citizens, pay for the poor to get health insurance, but we do not.
When those with insurance say "WE", they are only talking about those who have it, those who don't should just crawl off and die somewhere. In the
meantime, we are to keep paying taxes for wars and other things we don't agree with, and forget about health care for our children and ourselves.
Think about it, for the same or less than you are paying for YOUR health care, EVERYONE could have health care. How much do you actually put out per
year on your private health care? Do you really think you would pay more in taxes for everyone to have health care than you pay out of pocket now for
your health care?
When we could afford health care for our children, and JUST our children not the whole family, we were paying around $1200 a month. Plus copayments,
each child had a $500 deductible, meaning we paid this before the insurance kicked in, plus medication.
I admit, this was the best plan we could find, as our daughter had really bad asthma and was seeing a specialist, and our son has arthritis and was
having a lot of testing done. So we could have been paying for a lower monthly cost for health insurance, but we would have had a much larger
deductible up to $1000 per child.
I would gather we were putting out somewhere around $1500 a month, and more depending on the situation. We were putting out around $18,000.00 a year.
We could not afford it any longer. Do you really think you would be putting out more than that in taxes for health care for everyone INCLUDING
yourself? If you do, I seriously think you are fooling yourself.
Oh, and Redneck, my mother in law died from lung cancer. Take a minute and see what reaction you just had to that statement. Oh, she must have been
a smoker right? Or somehow lived a life that caused her cancer?
Well, take a gander here. She never smoked, once in a blue moon she would have one drink, like at Thanksgiving. She ate healthy organic foods and
exercised. The woman even hated taking a Tylenol when she needed to as she did not like to put anything into her body that was in her consideration
"pills". Healthy living, does not always equal health.
Originally posted by pavil
Exactly, my health insurance wouldn't pay for my vasctomey when it would shell out tons more for a birth. I had to pay $700 for it. But it would have
paid for my wife getting her tubes tied.
Just seems counterintuitive to me.
Don't forget the fact that many insurance companies will gladly pay for you to get Viagra. While refusing that vasectomy. Then they warn you about
an erection that "may" last longer than 4 hours. While warning you about STD's. But here is your Viagra. And do you have a preexisting
Sorry OP that this thread seems to be moving into more of a health care debate. I really believe it has to do with the issues going on in this
country right now. Again, please call around, see if you qualify for assistance, look for free clinics.