The price of a 45 minute out-patient procedure to change a defibrillator battery

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Saw this on Reddit.... This is nothing less then fucking extortion


    The price of a 45 minute out-patient procedure to change a defibrillator battery in the US.

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  2. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good to me. You gonna change it yourself?
     
  3. R.P. McMurphy

    R.P. McMurphy Well-Known Member

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    ....America has the greatest health care in the world! as long as you can afford it.
     
  4. FSFN

    FSFN Well-Known Member

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    That what Howard makes every 60 seconds.
     
  5. Winston Ono

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    Dr. Tesla, I presume.
     
  6. ScottBaiosPenis

    ScottBaiosPenis Well-Known Member

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    go be a doctor u can charge whatever you want
     
  7. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I see the problem now. Christ has gotta get his beak wet too.
     
  8. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    I have health insurance so no .. but you don't think that this is price gouging?
     
  9. chuk

    chuk Well-Known Member

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    Sure, of course it is. But I kinda need my heart, so whachu gonna do?
     
  10. Gromit

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    They charge astronomical fees in the assumption that insurance won't cover %25 of it. It comes from both sides.


    Fucked up, on both sides.
     
  11. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...I have 80% coverage and I wouldn't want to pick up that balance. this is nothing other than robbery imo.
     
  12. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...in this case whatcha gonna do is probably lose your house and your style of "living"
     
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    It did not include a tip. Add another 15%
     
  14. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Hey I am going to the fucking hospital no doubt but mother fuckers are raping America without lube ....

    I had had to go to the ER in the UK to get stitches and again in Australia a year later and that shit was the cost of a taxi ride...

    I did the similar thing here in the US and the bill was a few grand.... paid for by my insurance so yea I see a slight problem with this dudes bill for a 45 min procedure
     
  15. Jew Manchu

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    I will do it for $750 but I don't guarantee anything.
     
  16. mattyfishrip197

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    lol
     
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    Fuck me...If that is the price of a minor procedure what does a major procedure cost?
     
  18. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...it damn well better have been a Duracell battery! :grad:
     
  19. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    lets just say they take the thumbs of your great-great grand kids
     
  20. chuk

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    Depends. What color are you?