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What are your thoughts on healthcare?

Post by Rudiger » 1 year ago

What do we think about this?
me me me me I'm the omniscient and compassionate Rudiger

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Post by blackg » 1 year ago

There's not much here to think about.
For the love of South Western skies.

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Post by Afro_Vacancy » 1 year ago

blackg wrote:
1 year ago
There's not much here to think about.
Obviously, Australia's system works really well.
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Post by rclark » 1 year ago

Healthcare, especially a system where everybody contributes and has it, is definitely necessary. This
is especially true in countries with a large older population.

It benefits everybody because the cost of prescription drugs have gotten extremely high
due to inflation.

Having a large set of people pay into it makes it much cheaper and affordable
for everybody as well, even young people.
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Post by shadylane » 1 year ago

Good in the Uk, especially in Scotland with free prescriptions.
Only negative is waiting times, as there is generally a staffing shortage.

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Post by Exodus » 1 year ago

it needs to pay for hair transplants

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Post by Uncle Grandfather » 1 year ago

Exodus wrote:
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it needs to pay for hair transplants
This. Everyone should be entitled to at least 1 hair transplant in their lifetime.
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Post by JasonStatham » 1 year ago

Uncle Grandfather wrote:
1 year ago
This. Everyone should be entitled to at least 1 hair transplant in their lifetime.
10k Grafts mega sessions incoming

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Post by Pat » 1 year ago

Exodus wrote:
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it needs to pay for hair transplants
In Norway it already pays for breast augmentation. Because having an insecurity like having small boobs is just horrible! Even though it’s normal to wear a shirt all the time.

Your hair falling out of your scalp showcasing your bumpy pale head to everyone at 20 years old? Tough luck, kid.

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Pat wrote:
1 year ago
In Norway it already pays for breast augmentation. Because having an insecurity like having small boobs is just horrible! Even though it’s normal to wear a shirt all the time.

Your hair falling out of your scalp showcasing your bumpy pale head to everyone at 20 years old? Tough luck, kid.
They make big titted Norway women to welcome doctors and engineers from beloved countries. God bless them!

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Post by Arjen » 1 year ago

CHF 273.10 (roughly 220 EUR) x 12 in 2019, the first CHF 2'500 I'd have to cover myself IN CASE I'd eventually need to consult a doctor.
How many nice watches I could have bought since injecting this amount of money into our health care system. :oops:

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Post by Afro_Vacancy » 1 year ago

One of the disadvantages of private for-profit medicine is that it's impossible to plan.

In a socialist system, or in a hybrid system like in Australia, you know what things cost in advance. It's either free (lol), or they give you a credible quote in advance. This allows people to plan and to make informed decisions.

In the United States, the policy is to not tell patients what procedures will cost prior to those procedures taking place. If you ask the hospital they will ask you to ask the insurance company, and the insurance company will tell you to ask the hospital. A procedure can cost $100, $1,000, or $10,000 -- it's impossible to know. That is a fundamental failing.

I recently had a small surgery. I was told, at 5:00am, to sign for $850. They told me that this was their estimate of what I would need to pay after the insurance paid their part. I paid that. I now have got another bill for an additional $3300 -- because that's how the system works. All parties refuse to give a credible estimate of what things cost in advance, it's financial Russian roulette. Note that my total cost, of $4100, exceeds my "out of pocket maximum" of $3,0000. However, it doesn't matter that they're violating their contract. They know that I'm not going to spend $20,000 to hire a lawyer. So they charge whatever they want.

Again, it's a fundamental failing of capitalist for-profit medicine -- you are not allowed to know what many procedures cost in advance.
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Post by CaptainForehead » 1 year ago

Afro_Vacancy wrote:
1 year ago
Note that my total cost, of $4100, exceeds my "out of pocket maximum" of $3,0000. However, it doesn't matter that they're violating their contract.
4100 < 30000 ?
If you meant 3000, did you call the insurance company? What reason did they give?

I hear you about the health insurance. I also gather from my workplace that they try to get out of paying for your procedures.

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CaptainForehead wrote:
1 year ago
4100 < 30000 ?
If you meant 3000, did you call the insurance company? What reason did they give?

I hear you about the health insurance. I also gather from my workplace that they try to get out of paying for your procedures.
Thanks, I meant 3,000, not 30,000.

I have not yet called the insurance company. I called the hospital first, who told me to call the insurance company. Once I have time, I'll spend two or three hours on hold to call the insurance company, who will then tell me that I need to call the hospital.
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Post by CaptainForehead » 1 year ago

Afro_Vacancy wrote:
1 year ago
Thanks, I meant 3,000, not 30,000.

I have not yet called the insurance company. I called the hospital first, who told me to call the insurance company. Once I have time, I'll spend two or three hours on hold to call the insurance company, who will then tell me that I need to call the hospital.
That's how the companies try to save money, by putting in hoops. You have to be willing to spend time arguing with them.

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