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Offline RealityHasALiberalBias

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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2019, 06:57:57 PM »
Yes, and agree..

Cue the Ayn Rand blather.

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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2019, 12:03:52 AM »
Just as an example, a medication that I have been taking for 45 years has been $10.00 for a 90 refill at Walmart for the past 19 years I have lived in Florida. Last time I refilled it, my Insurance paid out to Walmart $52.47 from my HSA. It is the same exact dosage, and it is a generic version. I called the health insurance company to find out why. He claimed it was "contracted amount" and if I had paid for it out of pocket it would have cost $10.00.

Also, when my last Doctor found out I had new insurance, all of a sudden he detected a heart murmur, that I never had before. He started wanting me to do all these tests and see a Cardiologist. When I quit him and saw a new Doctor, there has been no mention of any heart murmur in over 2 years.

Reminds me of my former doctor - the one who didn't have time to see me right before I collapsed with bilateral pneumonia. He was our family physician, had his office just a few blocks from my house, and generally did a pretty good job of taking care of our medical needs...although if he spent even five minutes with one of us, we felt like he thought he was doing us a favor.

About two years ago, he joined a "medical group" - and suddenly I could not call his office directly, but had to go through a central group office with any questions or to make an appointment. More telling, if I mentioned virtually any medical issue that I was having, instead of treating it himself he would want to refer me to a specialist. This is absolutely true: during one of my last appointments with him, he referred me to three different specialists in the span of about five minutes. (Itching in one ear - to an ENT specialist. Pain in my lower back - to a pain specialist. Trouble sleeping - to a sleep specialist.) Here's the punchline: All three complaints were ones for which he had treated me before, in some cases for years. That was, of course, before he joined a medical group.
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Re: A Cautionary Tale
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 09:43:06 AM »
It’s a total cheat.  It was bad enough before Obamacare, but now the health insurance companies are running the medical field. Now that they are assured of getting money they convince people that they need all kinds of tests and that they need to see all kinds of specialists.

We are being played. That is also why they fight cannibus  treatments and push chemo, even though they know it kills.

But, they use scare tactics to convince us that “people will lose insurance coverage” if Obamacare is replaced.
All truth passes through three stages:
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Dagon is an idiot!!

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