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Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Nameless King, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Nameless King Blue Belt

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    How will they proceed with you?

    I am not living in US so I don't know how that works.

    I assume they isolate you, treat you and then slap you with the bill?

    or

    They can't isolate you because you have no insurance so they can't do anything

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    They isolate you but they won't treat you because you have no insurance


    Which of these are true?
     
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    Really feeling like a proud Canadian rn
     
  3. Nameless King Blue Belt

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    ;D
     
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    Maybe some soup...


    Ooh on second thought......
     
  7. skysolo Gold Belt

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    What if you have insurance and your deductible is $5000?
     
  8. phoenixikki Black Belt

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    Just stop drinking Mexican beer. Buy American.
     
  9. TUFNewb Red Belt

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    You will get a bill and probably go bankrupt.

    If you need to be quarantined in intensive care it won't really matter if you have insurance as it is so expensive you will hit your plan’s out-of-pocket ceiling immediately and pay the full 20k+ a day in full from there on out.

    If lots of people need to be quarantined in canada the health care system won't be able to handle it. They are putting patients in hallways and conference rooms as it is.
     
  10. Nameless King Blue Belt

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    Well, if thats true then this coronavirus looks like massive paycheck for American clinics.
     
  11. Damien Karras Mirabile dictu, don't you agree?

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    This is a good question. I wonder if the fear of having to pay a lot of money is a barrier to getting treatment or reporting symptoms which would increase the spread of the virus
     
  12. woodguyatl Black Belt

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    You mean lifetime maximum benefit. Obamacare eliminated that but the Republicans are working to bring it back.
     
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    Start lacing those boots up.
     
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    Questions like this are how you get president big dick Bernie Sanders.
     
  15. BFoe Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    They would isolate you, treat you, then slap you with the bill. I don’t think the treatment process would change, regardless of whether you have insurance. The bill would though.
     
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    The EMTALA federal law obligates emergency rooms to stabilise and treat patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. The hospitals recoup a certain amount of the total cost for this care from the State and or Federal government.

    Urgent Care facilities are not obligated by EMTALA and can turn patients away due to lack of insurance or ability to pay.
     
  18. meauneau Black Belt

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    America is a shithole confirmed.
     
  19. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    American Healthcare will take extremely good care of you and then send a deep 5 or 6 figure bill your way after the fact, then when you of course can't pay that, use it as justification to continue to raise their prices for the common things that do get paid so as to cover their uninsured losses
     
  20. HockeyBjj Putting on the foil Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Mine was $7500. I blew my knee out in hockey and all I could think about was how much the acl surgery was going to cost me, not even at all worried about my leg that continued to buckle on me while I walked around waiting a week for the start of January so that at least it would hit the following years deductible all those costs and not be split up
     

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