Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Ki...

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

There are 11 comments on the healthland.time.com story from Feb 25, 2013, titled Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us. In it, healthland.time.com reports that:

We spend more on health care than the next 10 biggest spenders combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia

When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Stephanie’s father had been treated there 10 years earlier, and she and her family credited the doctors and nurses at MD Anderson with extending his life by at least eight years.

Because Stephanie and her husband had recently started their own small technology business, they were unable to buy comprehensive health insurance. For $469 a month, or about 20% of their income, they had been able to get only a policy that covered just $2,000 per day of any hospital costs. “We don’t take that kind of discount insurance,” said the woman at MD Anderson when Stephanie called to make an appointment for Sean.

The health-care-industrial complex spends more than three times what the military-industrial complex spends in Washington.

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Eleanor

Vernon Hills, IL

#1 Feb 25, 2013
If you pay a LOT for insurance, you get a LOT of coverage.

If you pay a little for insurance, you get a little coverage.

If you get sick with a little insurance policy, then you get a LOT of medical bills.

Either one pays a LOT upfront for insurance OR a LOT after getting sick.

The only way to win is to buy a little insurance and NEVER, EVER get sick and need to use it.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#2 Feb 25, 2013
Can be a reel problem having lymph glands....
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#3 Feb 25, 2013
IS IT Less expensive to go to medical school?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#4 Feb 25, 2013
A two year dental school can cost less that 1 dental visit....
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#5 Feb 25, 2013
What about 50,000 a day in an emergency room?
Pills Clintoon

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#7 Feb 25, 2013
Halito wrote:
Can be a reel problem having lymph glands....
U C Dr. Bill_phd! reading PC!! thx4yo funnie one of state of onions!;-000
Pills Clintoon

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#8 Feb 25, 2013
Halito wrote:
IS IT Less expensive to go to medical school?
go to Queen, NY. Pill Cloonist had setup the Wallmart fund for special med middle school!!;-000
Pills Clintoon

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Feb 25, 2013
Halito wrote:
A two year dental school can cost less that 1 dental visit....
blue tooth + green teeth = scienteetheologic????;-00

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#10 Feb 26, 2013
Obamacare?
Dr Charlie

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#11 Feb 26, 2013
RustyS wrote:
Obamacare?
Ucare4Obama!!! ;-0000h, keep working 4yo countree!! ;-00h, Even the Pope don't care!!!!!!!!!! ;-000

Since: Jan 09

Central NJ

#12 Feb 26, 2013
The answer to the question is simply, Doctors and hospitals are overpaid! Lower their pay somewhat and medicine would become marvelously affordable!
Obamacare is useless and expensive!
Regards, Terri

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