posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 12:01 AM
It is incredible how people still thinks in terms of socialist and capitalist in 2011. I don't see it as that. When it works, it works... It doesn't
matter if it is socialist or capitalist.
I am from Argentina, Buenos Aires, but I've moved to USA 10 years ago. Before somebody says anything about illegals, I did not cross the border,
I've came by airplane with my tourist visa, then I've become a permanent resident by a job sponsor. I was amazed at US' credit system and the DMV
system. My country is just starting on that.
On the other side I was in disbelief with the healthcare and the education. I could not believe I had a better chance of surviving and getting college
education in my third world country than the glorious USA.
In my country of course they have charges, nothing like here, but if you cannot afford it, you can make a donation if you want, or not pay at all if
it is a situation like the OP.
I have Blue Cross Blue Shield here (BCBS, especially the BS part) and when my doctor wanted to check my brain, he decided to go for a CT-Scan. Before
I was going to do the procedure I called BCBS and they told me I was fine and covered, TWICE.
A month after I had the CT-Scan comes a bill of $950 from the hospital saying BCBS did not covered the bill because I did not have proof of previous
coverage for at least 6 months (I was just hired at my job). Of course after a certain amount of hours over the phone with BCBS and some cursing I've
opted for getting my proof of previous coverage, which thankfully was within 6 months by 10 days, the bill was gone but the hospital only got $45 from
BCBS for it. Sounds familiar?
For the people that says the college costs a lot for a medical career... It's ok, but why BCBS doesn't help with the college costs? There is no
explanation for this difference...
We should be able to take these companies to court for stuff like this, but the laws are not written for us...
My parents were coming to live to USA and I've mistakenly showed them SICKO by Michael Moore. They didn't wanted to stay after that... It sounds
like a joke but it's not.
If you didn't see that movie, please watch it. And you can also see differences between socialism and capitalism, it will blow you away.
Hopefully the OP will make $5 monthly payments and get well, sorry about that.
Or you may want to change your name to Juan Perez and learn to talk with a latin accent...