Living Healthy Clinic is reaching its max
“We are basically keeping our head above water every day”
Jeanne Hiatt, a nurse at the Living Healthy Community Clinic, is so busy every single day treating patients that she can't return phone calls until after the clinic closes. via WisInfo
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#1 Mar 12, 2008
As we can see by this article the two tiered system is slowly becoming a reality. The cause is prices. Here in the Fox Valley, just going to a regular walk-in costs $145.00. My daughter, who didn't have health insurance, needed to go to the walk-in over at Aurora in Oshkosh. They told us that the price would be $112. She was in the room with a Practitioner..not a doctor..for five minutes. The Practitioner stood at the door and glanced over to her and agreed with my daughter as to what skin condition she had. The Practitioner never even went NEAR my kid. She said from the door that she'd call in a prescription for the needed cream.
Well, when the bill came, it was not $112, but $145. There was a discount on it for uninsured patient, and then the end amount was $127!!!
Somehow a doctor got his name in on the act and his charge was on there as well.
This wasn't the only cost for this skin condition. My daughter had gone prior to two other clinics...had to pay for them...and still wasn't cured. So she had gone on the internet and made the diagnosis herself.
It is the price that is driving people. Now, we have insurance and when the bills come for this or that, they are sky high. That one bill about a year ago was for a "reading"-type doctor who wanted to be paid about $500 for five minutes work. I know it was five minutes work because I asked how much time this bastard took.
Figure it out...this doctor was grossing millions per year...with his little five minutes here and five minutes there...each time $500 a pop.
No one deserves to gouge the public like that, but of course, he was a foreign doctor from Syria probably sending money home to fund the terrorists.
Our deductible is sky high, as well. Our employer puts our wage increases in a health savings account...instead of on our checks. This way the bastard medical industry gets their money for sure. So we are on a fixed income for life and we are working!!!!!
Just let me die so I don't have to be bled to death. Why live any more when a person is never going to be free?
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