Health care joke
someone stuck here

United States

#1 Jan 4, 2013
I'm really bugged. Today I went to one of those emergent clinics just to get a prescription filled for a

diuretic (that's a water pill for those of you not aware of medical terms) Now I'm not bragging or anything, but I think I am a pretty physically fit person. I haven't been to a doctor in 10 years, since leaving my Nurse Practitioner of a wife behind. And I feel fine, its not that. Its the BIG BUSINESS of

medicine that bothers me. let me explain:

I noticed some swelling of my left foot.
I walked into this clinic today wanting one prescription filled, and told the receptionist that at the

start. She said OK. Asked for my ID, which i gladly handed her. she HAD ALSO ASKED IF i HAD ANY insurance, WHICH i SAID NO, WHICH I DO NOT. I was asked to fill out a 1 page form and after completing it I sat down and waited about 15 minutes. Then the receptionist called me back to the desk and asked who my
primary physician was.(which i do not have)

When I told her I didn't have one, she insisted that I give her a name, because that was the protocol....there is a reason I got out of the medical field...this is it...do you remember the joke about the guy who built the fireplace in his house and it cost 50,000 dollars? This is exactly what health care is

turning into...the 50,000 dollar prescription.

Primary Care Physician
..........Initial Visit and physical exam.......$200.00
lab fee for bloodwork.......... 50.00
Chest x-ray..........125.00
Reading of Radiological Doctor for Chest x-ray...$325.00
Referral to ENT for sinus infection...$100.00
ENT referal fee and exam.....$125.00

TOTAL ..........925.00

No wonder drug dealers are in business! This is not "health care" it is BIG BUSINESS

I'll go another 10 years before I step into a health care office...FUCK THAT!!!
young and beautiful

United States

#2 Jan 4, 2013
will owebamacare make everything great and beautiful like he said it would?
really

Gatlinburg, TN

#3 Jan 4, 2013
First of all, why did you go to an emergency clinic for fluid pills? Did you know you can say "no" to scans and x-rays and other tests? They were probably trying to figure out the cause of the fluid build up though. Don't get me wrong, I completely agree that it's a money racquet. I would say 30-50% of the visits and tests are not necessary but the more they do the more they make!!
noooo

United States

#4 Jan 5, 2013
young and beautiful wrote:
will owebamacare make everything great and beautiful like he said it would?
your post is garbage. What the op said has nothing to do with Obama care, aka Romney care. Go to politix for your next brainless political attack.
UNHEALTHY HEALTH CARE

United States

#5 Jan 9, 2013
really wrote:
First of all, why did you go to an emergency clinic for fluid pills? Did you know you can say "no" to scans and x-rays and other tests? They were probably trying to figure out the cause of the fluid build up though. Don't get me wrong, I completely agree that it's a money racquet. I would say 30-50% of the visits and tests are not necessary but the more they do the more they make!!
ALL I WANTED WAS A PRESCRIPTION FILLED!!!!! I DID NOT WANT TO PAY AN ER FEE, OR AN X-RAY FEE OR ANYTHING ELSE. I GUESS YOU CAN'T READ BECAUSE I STATED THAT ALL I WANTED WAS A SCRIPT WRITTEN AND SINCE I HAVE A BACKGROUND IN HEALTH I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITTEN...BUT THEY HAD THEIR PROTOCOLS...THAT'S ANOTHER WAY OF SAYING I WON'T DO THAT. THEY MIGHT AS WELL HAVE PLACED ANOTHER SIGN NEXT TO THE ONE THAT SAYS THEY DON'T DO NARCOTIC PRESCRIPTIONS THAT JUST SAYS WE DO WHAT WE WANT NO MATTER WHAT THE PATIENT WANTS.
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BUY A NON-NARCOTIC, NON-HABIT FORMING DRUG OVER THE COUNTER. I KNOW WHAT A WATER PILL IS FOR, I KNOW ITS CONTRAINDICATIONS AND WHAT OTHER DRUGS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN IF USING THIS ONE. I ALSO KNOW A RIPOFF WHEN I SEE IT...AND THEY ARE IT.

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