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    Long_Before_Sunrise April 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    And we’ve know this for how many decades now?

  2. No fucking shit.

  3. Some? Color me surprised.

    I thought it was *all*.

  4. I complained about the pre deductible price of my insulin to a coworker. (About $700 for a month)

    I was shamed by said coworker for taking the new expensive insulin… “Everyone always wants the new and best thing! Take the old stuff.”

    “Sir, sir… The insulin I take is 22 years old.” Deadpan stare.

    “Oh.”

    The price is not my fault. Same with being the person who goes to the ER. We have to get our shit together as a nation.

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    ENORMOUS_HORSECOCK April 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Weird how a system that benefits from you being sick isn’t good for you.

  6. A focus on profits is the bane of healthcares existence. CEOs don’t give a fuck about patients they do what’s in their best interest to make their pockets heavier

  7. Really? I’m shocked!!

  8. I was in the ER a couple of weeks ago because my Dr was worried I was having a heart attack. While I was getting hooked up to an IV and monitor a person comes in from registration asking if I was ready to make a payment today towards my visit. That did not help an already stressful situation!

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    Apprehensive_Alarm_8 April 4, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    You don’t fucking say

  10. I had to take my wife to the ER in January.

    In March we have received the bills from the following: The ER itself, the ER doctor, the specialist who consulted, the lab who ran blood work, the radiologist tech, and the radiologist themselves.

    When I asked why I got so many different bills the answer was: the ER doesn’t employ services, we hire independent contractors who set their own rate. The ER just provides a building and materials.

    It is a racket and thank god my insurance is decent, heaven forbid I was uninsured.

  11. It’s almost as though rampant unbridled capitalism isn’t the best model for healthcare

  12. Oh, you mean health care will prioritize profits over saving lives? In this country? Can’t be! No way, man!

  13. No shit, too bad half of America are traitors and won’t do a damn thing to make this country better

  14. In the U.S., it’s not “HealthCare”; it’s “HealthBusiness”.

    If the public has learned anything from this pandemic, it’s that we are held hostage by the medical industry in general. Pay or …

  15. What I see hurting Americans is 80/20% insurance. The costs at the emergency room are so extreme that no one can afford even 20% of that cost. Most Americans are living paycheck to paycheck while some are flying around space in their space ships. There seems to be a serious problem in America.

  16. “some”… all but like 6… Doctors seem to be entirely against the current system unless they are part of the Hospital admin board or and insurance company.

  17. Ya think

  18. The US is totally in the shitter at this point.

  19. Anyone else just groan when there is a headline that states the obvious? That states common knowledge as if it’s something they just figured out? It’s insulting and feels like lazy reporting.

  20. My mom is a doctor and is forced to see 18 patients a day to keep with quota. She’s 65. Sheclosed her private practice thinking she’d get the freedom of not having to run a business. She was wrong. Her mental health has tanked and she is miserable. Low quality of life doesn’t come home until late. She’s a great dr but the system and capitalist structure is making her lif e hell.

  21. Next up on “No Shit, Sherlock”.

  22. Some things are too important to be governed by profitability.

  23. I feel like these headlines are made for the rich and out of touch with reality. Not for the rest of us that know this already.

  24. in the US even healthcare is not safe from greed and capitalism. Money over people. Fucking cancer culture.

  25. Hmmm, who would have thought?

  26. No shit…

  27. Some?

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