posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 08:05 AM
I now know why patients die of hunger and thirst in socialist hospitals, (google the state of healthcare in UK/England); why they have bedsores; why
they die from neglect.
I just spent 5 days in a fantastic American hospital. I had a full RN attend me the entire time, asking me if I needed anything or needed pain meds
every 4 hours. The therapist even refilled my water jug. The cleaning person was through and nice. I ordered my meals room service style and they
were delivered when I wanted them, and what I wanted exactly, not at the hospital's convenience. If I hadn't been on death's door, it would have
been nicer than a stay at a spa.
My insurance is the military health insurance which pays the same as medicare, and will be merged with Obamacare, and will be what Obamacare will pay
once it is in full force.
My bill, well good for me, my copay was, ta da, $30.
But,,,,,,, here is the kicker ..... and my husband and I have seen this over and over and over with our healthcare and feel fortunate that our Doctors
and the local fantastic hospital will take our insurance ..........
the bill to the insurance company was around $5K (about $1K per day, which all considering I think is quite reasonable) ..... what did my insurance
pay? ....... $600. That's right. About what you would pay to stay in a low end hotel with a free breakfast.
Hospitals will not be able to have any decent level of care with this kind of payment. That's why the horror stories out of England, who has had for
What about Doctors? Our payments to Doctors have been as awful as the payments to the hospitals. While we pay very little and are grateful, the
Doctors who have overhead expenses (nurses, receptionists, billing specialists) are paid just as horribly by our insurance as the hospitals.
Doctors come out of medical school an average of $250K+ in student debt and don't have the debt paid off until they are 40 normally. So the image of
the rich Dr. is just that an image, unless they are a specialist and then not until their late middle age. If all insurance pays Dr.s as little as
Obamacare pays now, people will realize that to be a Dr. will mean a lifetime of debt repayment for becoming one.
For those of you who are for it, wait until you are on death's door under it and are left to rot in a bed, or even denied care because you have aged
out of being eligible for a life saving procedure, given pain pills and sent home to die. Yes, that is in Obamacare.
I want it repealed and am doing all I can to spread the word. Some aspects are good, I want us to get rid of the monstrosity no one bothered to read
all the way through before voting on it. Then put back the "good" parts in small increments that people can read before voting on it.
Have to run errands, back in a few to reply to posters!