How Greedy Hospitals Fleece The Poor

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The most vulnerable Americans are being dunned into destitution through surprise fees and fraudulent practices.

  • ANTONIO

    I had to call an emergency ambulance, and the parameds dropped in the middle of the street as I was trying to get in. The gurney was covered with equipment, which I waited for them to clear off so I could lie down. They sent me a bill for $1,000. A taxi would have cost 20. After that I let the insurance pay my bills, and any copays or other amounts sent by medical personnel go right into the trash, where they belong. I have been to the doctor in La Habana, Caracas, Nairobi and Edenborough, and everywhere you can just walk in, are taken care of for free. no questions asked.

  • chetdude

    This article ain’t the half of it.

    Even for those with “insurance” the collusion between insurance corporations and “health care providers” is a massive FRAUD that if attempted in any other industrialized nation would result in its profiteers landing in prison cells.

    And for those without “insurance” like my friend who lost his leg to an aneurysm followed by being conned by the rapacious industry out of his entire life savings and who now lives on a pitifully small social security payment and beans grown in his front yard, it’s attempted 1st degree murder.

  • chetdude

    I also experienced the excellent, compassionate care thanks to NO PROFIT Care in La Habana…just a few short months after being treated like a piece of (profitable) meat in a hospital in the U.S. in 2012 (POST Nixon, Heritage, republican, Romney/Obama – “Care”) — total retail “billings”: $250,000 for two day stay and one stent.

    Your last sentence describes what we COULD have here in USAmerica in 2023 after HR1384 is passed and signed into law in 2021 by President Sanders or Warren.

  • Kapricorn4

    Congress must vote on such a proposal before it can become law, and the chances of this happening are slim.

  • Greeley Miklashek

    Fabulous highly informative and accurate article! Take it from a retired physician. Go Bernie!

  • emernel

    My health care adventure.

    I had a blockage in the veins of my right side I collapsed in the street and an ambulance took me to the hospital. I was operated on, they did a femoral bypass. I spent 10 days in the hospital.

    The bill for all of this was a great big 0000.

    I live in Canada. So you Americans if you want real and free healthcare leave the US.