Insane Medical Costs: $40,000 For An Injection

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  1. BethSucks

    BethSucks Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    You need Howard's money if you get stung by a scorpion in AZ.


    http://news.yahoo.com/scorpion-sting-leaves-arizona-woman-huge-bill-225717487.html

    PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman is wondering what hurt more: getting stung by a scorpion or seeing her hospital bill after treatment.
    Marcie Edmonds says the bill from Chandler Regional Medical Center was more than $83,000. That includes two doses of anti-venom at nearly $40,000 per dose.
    The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/RD6bX8) says Edmonds' insurer has paid more than $57,000 and the suburban Phoenix hospital is asking Edmonds for the balance of about $25,000.
     
  2. Dick Gozinya

    Dick Gozinya Active Member

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    I'd give the anti-venom back. Fuck 'em.
     
  3. DogStar69

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    Her response should be " fuck yall I aint paying shit".
     
  4. itpdude

    itpdude New Member

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    They really get you when you go outside your network.

    This is why I keep rope, a bottle of Jack, something to bite on, thread, and a bowie knife on me at all times when away from my in-network guys.

    Gotta love US health insurance. And just think! The entire industry has been given a blank check with Obamacare! Imagine how many more ways they'll find to screw us with their monopoly!
     
  5. Johnny B

    Johnny B Active Member

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    I got stung by a bee once.. actually I was barefoot walking in my backyard grass and stepped on the bee and I got stung under my big toe. Fucking bee. Cocksucker.
     
  6. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ...cant she use one of those really cool vouchers to pay for it?
     
  7. slacker

    slacker New Member

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    Lets see.... Take a couple of expensive ass shots and live.... Or, go the cheap route, skip'em and fuckn die... Life is so full of tough choices....
     
  8. SleepingWarrior

    SleepingWarrior Well-Known Member VIP

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    "Exotic" treatments can run much more than normal shit since it isn't used often enough to recoup the costs to create and manufacture it
     
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    My wife got stung by a scorpion the first year we were down here. After they stopped laughing at us northerners in the ER over a brown scorpion sting they sent us home with a hefty out of network bill. How they charge close to a a fucking grand for something they deemed a super bee sting I'll never understand.
     
  10. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...america has the best health care IN THE WORLD!!!

































    as long as you can afford it.
     
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    i know someone who got charged 30k for renting a hospital room for 30minutes for a surgery that didnt even take place....they called the insurance thinking it was a type-o or a scam...insurance acted like it was all good....til a few months later when the insurance called back and then told the hospital to get fucked
     
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    :jj: :lol:
     
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    I had a bum shoulder last year and the orthopedic only charged me $40 (my insurance fee for doctor visit) for four hours worth of tests, but the shyster physical therapist actually tried to charge me (i kid you not) $1000 for one of those cheapo rubber bands jobs that sell for maybe $10 at stores...

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    and $300 for printing out a couple of pages of basic diagrams of exercises. Even though I got the hospital to void the charges that fucking therapist wasnt fired and god knows how many people dont know that you can challenge your bill.
     
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    My plumber just fixed my hot water heater for only 125 dollars. Nice guy and he did good work. No insurance was involved
     
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    same shot cost $100 in mexico...

    thank you American health care for being a bunch a greedy fucks.. and fuck anyone who goes to the socialist card
     
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    we are the only modern western country without universal health care
     
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    We're also the only country to land on the moon and have robots tearing up mars.

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  20. idiotbox

    idiotbox Looking for a dime and found a quarter. VIP

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    What's a hot water heater?