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Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.

 
Sutton Coldfield

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05/12/2019 10:28 AM

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My child is worth 40k...but 40k won't break my piggy bank either...
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brief you are disgusting for bragging about how it won't break you
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The national rate of savings is what should embarrass YOU.
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Your delusionary posts should embarrass you, save for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
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05/12/2019 10:29 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
How bout $115,000.00 for one MS shot!!

And $75,000.00 for 3 day stay in ICU with only a couple IV's
and a nurese now and then checking pulse!!

All the above happened twice(To wife)!!

Also removal tumor in breast 2 days in room $56,000.00!!

This whole system is a fuck job.

There is a thousand different explanations for all of it but it will never change.

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05/12/2019 10:30 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
We should just create our own version of a jizya. Tax muslims and mexicans extra so they can foot the bill for these ridiculous charges.
BRIEF

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05/12/2019 10:30 AM

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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
My child is worth 40k...but 40k won't break my piggy bank either...
 Quoting: BRIEF


brief you are disgusting for bragging about how it won't break you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1159767


The national rate of savings is what should embarrass YOU.
 Quoting: BRIEF




Your delusionary posts should embarrass you, save for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
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Calling me a liar helps you cope with your own failures, it's obvious. I do NOT lie.
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05/12/2019 10:34 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
I was life flighted 99 miles to Houston and my bill was $36258.
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05/12/2019 10:36 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Operating a Helicopter is one of the most expensive aerospace vehicles this side of the Space Shuttle when it was in service.

In this case time was critical for saving that child from a serious open skull fracture, not something a country doctor can do.

His life was saved because of the expeditious transportation to a level 1 trauma center that was not nearby.

Just as the lives of our serviceman on the battlefield are saved by rapid transport to health care so was the case here.

I bet at the time it was all hands on deck in agreement to get there as fast as possible and I m glad the infrastructure was there and they did.

So many lives are saved because of Medical Life Flights in this country and it costs a lot of money as health care does. Hopefully no one reading this will ever need the service and thus endure the expense but if we do I hope the service is still there, regardless of cost.
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05/12/2019 10:36 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
It is unreasonable to make one person pay for another person's helicopter ride. But, doesn't that sound like Obama care?
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05/12/2019 10:37 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
My child is worth 40k...but 40k won't break my piggy bank either...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Oh, didn’t realize this thread was about you
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My child is worth 40k...but 40k won't break my piggy bank either...
 Quoting: BRIEF


Oh, didn’t realize this thread was about you
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He feels the need to tell anyone who'll listen how wealthy he is. Often.

Same with that mod
BRIEF

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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
It is unreasonable to make one person pay for another person's helicopter ride. But, doesn't that sound like Obama care?
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If you make payments that's what you are stuck with, but no smart person ends up paying the telephone number they send you in the mail at the bottom of the bill...
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05/12/2019 10:39 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
A coworker of mine, his dad had a stroke late last year.

He got billed $9,000 just for the ambulance ride, which was about 25 miles.

They then flew him to Tyler, about 35 miles and got billed $40,000.

This is totally ridiculous!

This is why medical insurance costs so much in the USA!

These medical prices need to be regulated.
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Actually de-regulation and competition provided by a free

market is to solution. The health-care industry could never

charge the prices they charge without government enforced

monopoly. The finance of medical care is crooked from top to

bottom with kick backs to government at every level.
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brief you are disgusting for bragging about how it won't break you
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1159767


The national rate of savings is what should embarrass YOU.
 Quoting: BRIEF




Your delusionary posts should embarrass you, save for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
 Quoting: Sutton Coldfield


Calling me a liar helps you cope with your own failures, it's obvious. I do NOT lie.
 Quoting: BRIEF





My own failures? LOL. That is why I despise your constant false proclamations. You are nothing more than a snake oil salesman that is scared of real and very successful business people, such as me. Stick with your collection of butter knifes and your obsession with infants.
Anonymous Coward
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05/12/2019 10:41 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
The part that some might have missed also is one reason for the high cost of this service and health care in America is because so many people use it without ability to pay.

I understand that and we do not refuse treatment in life threatening situations however with more and more asylum seekers arriving daily expect even greater increases in health care costs going forward.

Many hospitals/facilities along our southern border have closed due to huge financial loss due to this issue and I expect more to close deeper in America as individuals and insurance companies will eventually be unable to survive after paying these large increases over time.
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05/12/2019 10:41 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
you can rent a helicopter ride for $500 per hr.
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05/12/2019 10:42 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Why don't insurance companies fight these costs?

Why don't state insurance commissioners investigate the above question?
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05/12/2019 10:43 AM
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05/12/2019 10:44 AM

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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Life Flight insurance only costs about $100 a year for a family and is essential in rural and remote areas. It’s worth it. With the insurance there is no charge, without the insurance it is very expensive.
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
My child is worth 40k...but 40k won't break my piggy bank either...
 Quoting: BRIEF


I agree, if it really cost $40,000. But the $fiat dollar is supposed to represent labor, our labor. Why should we have to work 8 times harder to buy the same food from the same grocery store?

The only answer to this is for the vast majority of us to cancel your Healthcare Insurance. Most expect you to pay $5000 - 10,000 of your labor dollars toward these inflated prices before they will pay 1c anyway.

We need a real movement...
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05/12/2019 10:44 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
you can rent a helicopter ride for $500 per hr.
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But that does not come with a specialized trauma nurse or a physician or $300,000 worth of health care equipment either.
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05/12/2019 10:45 AM

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The national rate of savings is what should embarrass YOU.
 Quoting: BRIEF




Your delusionary posts should embarrass you, save for the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
 Quoting: Sutton Coldfield


Calling me a liar helps you cope with your own failures, it's obvious. I do NOT lie.
 Quoting: BRIEF





My own failures? LOL. That is why I despise your constant false proclamations. You are nothing more than a snake oil salesman that is scared of real and very successful business people, such as me. Stick with your collection of butter knifes and your obsession with infants.
 Quoting: Sutton Coldfield


Must be if you think I lie. My obsession with infants and butter knives...you are insane.
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Life Flight insurance only costs about $100 a year for a family and is essential in rural and remote areas. It’s worth it. With the insurance there is no charge, without the insurance it is very expensive.
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Only available in Washington,Oregon,Idaho and Montana.
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
you can rent a helicopter ride for $500 per hr.
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Your tour helicopters don’t come with life saving equipment and paramedics on board. Can your tour guide start an IV, or administer pain meds?
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05/12/2019 10:50 AM
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Don't Get To The Choppa!!


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05/12/2019 10:51 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
So who should pay for it instead? We the people? Fuck that, this isn't russia. Why do people expect everything to be free?
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This is where i jump off the conservatrain.

We damn well should have a society where stuff like this costs the individual nothing, or very little.

People who always ask how something is going to be paid for in our modern culture have a screw loose. Just as much as the completely wacko left.

Last Edited by Cigar&Cognac on 05/12/2019 10:53 AM
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@#$%

I just want to be able to delete a post.

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dad gummit.
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Life Flight insurance only costs about $100 a year for a family and is essential in rural and remote areas. It’s worth it. With the insurance there is no charge, without the insurance it is very expensive.
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05/12/2019 10:54 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
- $33,000 for a medical flight? I'm calling B.S.
They are over-charging for that service. The entire medical and pharma industry continually engages in price gauging, charging extreme amounts of money, way beyond what a drug or service is actually worth.

- All children and young adults age 21 and under should automatically be covered by some form of universal health insurance. Working adults can pay their own way, but children should be covered.
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I would say 18 and under but yea I agree.
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05/12/2019 10:55 AM

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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Life Flight insurance only costs about $100 a year for a family and is essential in rural and remote areas. It’s worth it. With the insurance there is no charge, without the insurance it is very expensive.
 Quoting: Off Switch

 Quoting: OleEzra


Even if your plan doesn't cover it, your insurance company has discounts they negotiate with, or simply demand from the service providers...no one pays that stupid big bill

Last Edited by BRIEF on 05/12/2019 10:56 AM
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Re: Family charged $33,000 medical bill for using chopper.
Life Flight insurance only costs about $100 a year for a family and is essential in rural and remote areas. It’s worth it. With the insurance there is no charge, without the insurance it is very expensive.
 Quoting: Off Switch

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Can you explain why the flight costs so much less with insurance?

At 100 a month it would take 20 months to build up only 2000, which is what someone claimed is the cheapest they charge.

So how is it someone who gets insurance and only pays in 6 months gets a free ride?

Also what about the people that pay insurance for 10 years and never use it?

Or do you not see what a scam this all is?

I want to know the raw costs of flying a helicopter.

Just the cost of fuel and hourly charge to the pilot for his service.

Bet you it's a lot less than 2k, 6k and the ridiculous 33k.

We live in a scam.





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