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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by patrickdunn, Jul 30, 2009.
This is make you mad:
Your title makes it sound like it cost 100k for each ride. Fixing it completely excuses the utter ridiculousness
yea, your right, op make it 118k
from the article
118k for 600+ ambulance rides is one hell of a deal.
Not that I'd want to pay it, but the typical cost is $700-$1000 per ride.
Yeah my college makes it very clear to incoming freshmen that getting too drunk and taking the 2 block ambulance ride to the hospital costs $1000.
I wonder how much his hospital treatment costs the US taxpayer?
So because of Medicaid we taxpayers get a great deal?
According to the report, this would have cost "..as high as $360,000" if it was being paid for privately instead of the $118,000 by medicaid.......another example that government run health care is cheaper than private healthcare?
The fire department I work for charges people $800-$1000 for a ride depending on the level of care they received. There are a few people in our city we are quite familiar with. Most of those people are overweight.
This is discussing.
Why yes, it is!
It actually cost $360,000.
Every penny of it.
I wonder why hes not insured...
Mmmmmm, status quo
He doesn't work, so he must be handicapped or an addict/alcoholic. Either way, he should be eligible for Medicaid.
There is nothing here that categorically states he is abusing the ambulance system.
I really don't see what your problem is OP. Then again, I'm Scottish and strongly believe in the values behind our health system, the NHS. I imagine you don't agree with these values.
So under a private option since he can't pay they would just let him die (and or suffer)?
If he is in so much constant pain, that may not be a bad thing.
And there we have it: the perfect solution to the healthcare problem.
Isn't E. Emanuel one of Obama's closest health care advisors?
Eugenics - because you're not me
I don't understand this. Are you making fun of yourself? I'm sure with his condition it's impossible to keep a job, so yes, he is handicapped.
I take it you don't know who E. Emanuel is- aka Dr. Death? He is an Obama advisor who believes medical care should be withheld from the elderly or sick, for the greater good of society.
God Bless You, Dr. Kevorkian
Sorry bro, the name has been taken.
I could not possibly tell you, since I do not meet your criteria of having 24-hour access to all US cable and media outlets, but what I can tell you from reading the linked paper is that E Emmanuel's paper is not a policy proposal but an idea for discussion. You really must learn to read these links you so helpfully post.
Do Americans even meet those criteria, they have to sleep after all .
Who said anything about watching the news 24 hrs./day? I believe access is the key word.