The Mooch on Healthcare - Just like the Airlines

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by samcraig, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. samcraig macrumors P6

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    This is comedy gold. What could possibly go wrong?

     
  2. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    That free market - it is surely can be relied on to be the most efficient. Just like the banks.... :rolleyes: Weren't we just recently entertained at the sight of that wonderful airline product of watching an old guy get manhandled off a plane because the airline overbooked seats? Yessiree, that's the kind of wonderful private sector service I'd like to get when I'm ill.
     
  3. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Not to mention the increase in airfares and nickel and diming of passengers.
     
  4. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    And the lines at airports.
     
  5. oneMadRssn, Jul 27, 2017
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    Welcome to United Hospital. If you want to book an appointment for a Wednesday two months from now, it will be $53 for a non-refundable appointment or $754 for a refundable appointment. If you want to book an appointment for next Friday, it will be $479 for a non-refundable appointment or $1194 for a refundable appointment. If this is an emergency and you need an appointment now, it will be $8634 for an appointment in 5 hours.

    If you would like to be one of the first patients let in to the waiting room, you can pay for priority seating for an additional $50. If you would like a slightly larger examination room with a snack cart with orange juice and fresh fruit, you can upgrade to first class for $2811. If you bring more than one bag to the hospital, it will be an additional $50 for the first additional bag, and then $65 for each additional bag after that.

    We reserve the right to bump your appointment with no notice if we overbook the appointments that day. If you argue, you will be beaten. Free market!
     
  6. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    You win the internet today
     
  7. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Also, even though you are going to The Cleveland Clinic, we regret that your charts were sent to Cedars-Sinai. We apologize for the inconvenience.
     
  8. samcraig thread starter macrumors P6

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    Charts? How about the heart you were waiting on. That was sent to Hawaii. We think. It might be in Cleveland.
     
  9. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    You forgot to add charging to use the toilet, as once contemplated by Ryan Air (see link).
     
  10. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    So now instead of losing your luggage, you'll lose a lung.

    Great plan...run it just like the airlines. :D
     
  11. VulchR macrumors 68020

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    Or instead of landing on the wrong runway or airport, they amputate the wrong leg...
     
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    They do that already. :(
     

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