Miss., Mo. senators seek answers on a...

Miss., Mo. senators seek answers on air ambulance billing

There are 27 comments on the EMS1.com story from Sep 12, 2018, titled Miss., Mo. senators seek answers on air ambulance billing. In it, EMS1.com reports that:

Sen. Roger Wicker and Sen. Claire McCaskill sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao outlining concerns over possible consumer abuses TUPELO, Miss. - Sen. Roger Wicker has joined with Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill in a bipartisan request for answers about billing abuses and oversight of air ambulance services.

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Facts

Tupelo, MS

#1 Sep 13, 2018
The bubble around self-driving cars is turning into a “trough of disillusionment.” Many companies are already adjusting their strategies to fit this reality.

The reality is we can not afford life saving technology. The finite resources can not support population growth. Without growth we can not pay back the debt. The system is a ponzie scheme that will blow up in the future.
Earl

Pinola, MS

#2 Sep 13, 2018
Facts wrote:
The bubble around self-driving cars is turning into a “trough of disillusionment.” Many companies are already adjusting their strategies to fit this reality.

The reality is we can not afford life saving technology. The finite resources can not support population growth. Without growth we can not pay back the debt. The system is a ponzie scheme that will blow up in the future.
They don't have that sort of problem with their air ambulance (or ground ambulance for that matter) anywhere in Europe. Of course, their air ambulance (and ground ambulance) service is provided by the government, just like police protection.

The U.S.A. should do the same thing.
Election Year

Tupelo, MS

#3 Sep 13, 2018
Roger is always grinning like a possum about something?
Bad socialism

Tupelo, MS

#4 Sep 13, 2018
Earl wrote:
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They don't have that sort of problem with their air ambulance (or ground ambulance for that matter) anywhere in Europe. Of course, their air ambulance (and ground ambulance) service is provided by the government, just like police protection.

The U.S.A. should do the same thing.
Move to Europe they have very poor service and employees that could not care less. They do not live longer either. Government run services always fail against private incentives.
Earl

Pinola, MS

#5 Sep 13, 2018
Bad socialism wrote:
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Move to Europe they have very poor service and employees that could not care less. They do not live longer either. Government run services always fail against private incentives.
What you say is ignorant bull shit. I did three tours in Germany. Their health care, ambulance services, schools, and just about everything else is far better than we have. I've also been in Third World countries. Mississippi comes far closer to having Third World quality service.
davy

Colby, KS

#6 Sep 13, 2018
Earl wrote:
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What you say is ignorant bull shit. I did three tours in Germany. Their health care, ambulance services, schools, and just about everything else is far better than we have. I've also been in Third World countries. Mississippi comes far closer to having Third World quality service.
well,it;s Mississippi what you expect?
Randy

Tupelo, MS

#7 Sep 13, 2018
Earl wrote:
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What you say is ignorant bull shit. I did three tours in Germany. Their health care, ambulance services, schools, and just about everything else is far better than we have. I've also been in Third World countries. Mississippi comes far closer to having Third World quality service.
Germany has a different culture that is finding that immigrants are taking over with crime. People care about their culture and are not doing it for the government wages. I found many British in Thailand getting medical care because of the waiting lists and poor system in England. Mississippi is a third world country because of the poor education and culture. They do not care about quality the way Germany does.
Earl

Pinola, MS

#8 Sep 13, 2018
davy wrote:
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well,it;s Mississippi what you expect?
True. The mindset of most white people in Mississippi hasn't changed a whole hell of a lot from what it was in 1865.

Attitudes of the ruling class here and the ruling class in a Third World country are identical. And, like the ruling class in a Third World country, they have their following of poor fools who will support them.
IQ culture

Tupelo, MS

#9 Sep 14, 2018
Earl wrote:
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True. The mindset of most white people in Mississippi hasn't changed a whole hell of a lot from what it was in 1865.

Attitudes of the ruling class here and the ruling class in a Third World country are identical. And, like the ruling class in a Third World country, they have their following of poor fools who will support them.
The funny thing is the poor fools do not have the smarts to change it. Is it genetic?
Earl

Pinola, MS

#10 Sep 14, 2018
IQ culture wrote:
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The funny thing is the poor fools do not have the smarts to change it. Is it genetic?
No. It is not genetic. Lots of native sons and daughters have the desire and the intelligence to change it. But the system is so ingrained in the culture that they just give up, say to hell with the place, and leave.
Earl

Pinola, MS

#11 Sep 14, 2018
Bad socialism wrote:
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Move to Europe they have very poor service and employees that could not care less. They do not live longer either. Government run services always fail against private incentives.
Wrong.

In terms of life expectancy, the United States is 31st, behind Japan, all of western Europe, and Israel.

Life expectancy in Mississippi is 71.8 years, the same as Bangladesh.

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/scientists...
Better ethics

Tupelo, MS

#12 Sep 14, 2018
Earl wrote:
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No. It is not genetic. Lots of native sons and daughters have the desire and the intelligence to change it. But the system is so ingrained in the culture that they just give up, say to hell with the place, and leave.
If something is important to a person of morals they do not give up. They die trying. The system is manipulated by propaganda as it uses psychological tools the ignorant are not aware of to control the ignorant. Just make them feel good with sex, drugs and material goods.
Better ethics

Tupelo, MS

#13 Sep 14, 2018
Earl wrote:
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Wrong.

In terms of life expectancy, the United States is 31st, behind Japan, all of western Europe, and Israel.

Life expectancy in Mississippi is 71.8 years, the same as Bangladesh.

https://www.inc.com/bill-murphy-jr/scientists...
Life expectancy is based on how intelligent you live. There is no need to be obese or brought to the emergency room for being shot or over dose if you have enough intelligence not to engage in poor behavior. I can list all the risky behaviors that shorten life expectancy but you get the idea. It is not a problem free health care can fix.
spud

Easton, PA

#14 Sep 14, 2018
This obscene increase in rates occurred during the dark days of Obama. I wonder if Obamacare had anything to do with it? Cleaning up after Obama is harder than cleaning up after Florence and all the California wildfires combined. Viva Trump, MAGA
Better living

Tupelo, MS

#15 Sep 14, 2018
Costly health care gives incentive not to engage in poor health habits. How about the survival of the best able to survive in the environment? Perhaps the genetics does not support a culture that is not smart enough to control their behavior.

On the other side of the coin is that limited resources simply can not support risky lifestyles.
jtkluempers

United States

#16 Sep 14, 2018
Earl wrote:
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They don't have that sort of problem with their air ambulance (or ground ambulance for that matter) anywhere in Europe. Of course, their air ambulance (and ground ambulance) service is provided by the government, just like police protection.

The U.S.A. should do the same thing.
Do you have a plan to make it affordable? And who pays for it?

Might wanna work on that first
Earl

Pinola, MS

#17 Sep 14, 2018
jtkluempers wrote:
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Do you have a plan to make it affordable? And who pays for it?

Might wanna work on that first
European countries spend less on health care than is spent on it in the USA, and they get better outcomes. Everybody in the USA points to the worst (Britain), never at the best. Look at France. It is rated as having the best overall health care system in the world. Look at the best Universal Healt Care systems in Europe and copy the best parts of them. And, repeat, they all are more affordable than the horrible system that the U.S. now has.
Earl

Pinola, MS

#18 Sep 14, 2018
Better living wrote:
Costly health care gives incentive not to engage in poor health habits. How about the survival of the best able to survive in the environment? Perhaps the genetics does not support a culture that is not smart enough to control their behavior.

On the other side of the coin is that limited resources simply can not support risky lifestyles.
You must be a carpetbagger. Because that is damned Yankee Puritan moralizing at its worst!
Earl

Pinola, MS

#19 Sep 14, 2018
Here is a look at the French health care system:

https://about-france.com/health-care.htm

The USA could and should do the same thing, and fund it the same way. Except I would recommend adding a surcharge on corporate income taxes.
Poor behavior

Tupelo, MS

#20 Sep 14, 2018
Mississippi’s obesity rate neither increased nor decreased over the last year; they were at 37.3% last year, too. The black population sees a significantly greater amount of obesity compared to the white or Latino populations (45.4%, 32.1%, and 29.2%, respectively). More women are obese than men, and Mississippi also has the second-highest diabetes rate in the country. Mississippi does not require physical education at the high school level.

The taxpayer should not reward bad health habits with free medical care.

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