Cummins > Powerstroke
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: id rather be cummin than strokin
Just got off work and we were talking about healthcare reform because it effects us directly (I work in an ER).
I forgot which town hall meeting it was, but Obama was babbling about diabetes patients losing their feet due to their diabetes. He stated surgeons make $30,000-40,000 per amputation. That ninja wasnt even close. The American Medical Association soon put out their rebuttal stating that the average surgeon makes $580-750 per amputation. The hospital is reimbursed on average $3000-4000 per surgery. He needs to stop spouting out bullshit and give out the facts. He was stating prevention is much cheaper...while it sounds great, prevention of something like that is NOT going to happen unless the patient takes care of themself. All the classes in the world and education on the subject will not help someone who is unwilling to help themselves.
My one thing I would like to see done is patients without insurance should pay insurance rates. Our hospital gives up to 55% discounts on treatment for people without insurance but it is still well over the costs of insurance payouts. Why should someone without insurance have to pay MORE for the same thing a person with insurance would have to pay. If the hospital bills $10,000 and the insurance agreed payment amount is $1500, the person without insurance should pay $1500, not $4500.
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