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Mordercalynn
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Mordercalynn

I’m currently sick, at home, and won’t go in because I know it will result in a $200 bill for some cough meds.

honore_ballsac
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honore_ballsac

most Trumpistas think illness is God’s punishment, muh freedoms!!!

Doubtfireswife
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Doubtfireswife

Tried to kill myself once, had the cops called on me and was taken to the hospital where I was treated like shit and offered no psych help. Pretended I was fine and was discharged within hours. The following week I had a $3,000 bill for the short time I was there. For a broke college student that shit only made me more suicidal…

smittyleafs
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smittyleafs

Outside of the anti-socialist (for lack of a better word) sentiment in the US, there is another issue. The task of properly shifting the US to public healthcare would be monumental. What the heck do you do with an entire section of the economy that’s setup and structured around for-profit healthcare? What happens at the hospital and insurance company level? A lot of those jobs won’t have a place in a public system. Step 1 is getting the average American on board with the change. Rolling it all out will have a tonne of ramifications across the US. Just my thoughts as a Canadian who’s generally content with what we’ve got up here.

sunabe_sun
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sunabe_sun

I go to urgent care only in an emergency. Even with insurance, my deductable isn’t worth going. My vision and dental are alright plans so that’s nice I guess.

publiusnaso
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publiusnaso

Even in places with public healthcare, there is a disincentive. I had a weird, minor symptom so I went to the doctor to check it out. He diagnosed something which could have a long-term negative effect, but it’s very minor, and the chances of then happening are brought back to baseline by taking a very inexpensive, safe drug on a daily basis. Also, I’m due to have a safe procedure which will deal with it permanently. Even so, my travel insurance has just shot up £250.

Bittoman
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Bittoman

Most of us don’t think it’s ok. It’s rich people and gullible voters who think it’s ok. What’s really not ok is they make up a minority but are also the most active voters.

radewagon
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radewagon

I’ve actually met people who think that if people want decent health care, they need to work for it. Like it’s fancy sports car or something that you need to get a well paying job in order to earn/deserve.

-25T
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-25T

I lost my job on Monday because I missed 3 days but didn’t go to a doctor. I had pneumonia or something similar and couldn’t afford to pay someone to tell me to get back in bed. I wasn’t even healthy enough to get there.

And now I have to try to find a job despite being fired for the huge red flag that is bad attendance. I loved my job but it wasn’t enough. The last day I worked I was coughing more than not. My buddies and boss were even teasing me about coming back despite still being sick. HR does not give a fuck.

spyro86
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spyro86

And if you lose your job which is tied to your health insurance you either have to pay for your own health insurance which is as expensive as rent or wait until the next enrollment period for Medicaid.

Stormsurge33
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Stormsurge33

We don’t think it’s ok, but the media refuses to allow anything to do with this topic to show up

Having a privately owned healthcare system is fine as long as the media isn’t owned by those same companies and is actually allowed to scrutinize those privately owned healthcare systems

Barontrump420
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Barontrump420

This is the best country in the world! Except for or healthcare system…. and mass incarceration… and well how much time do you have?

cushting
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cushting

The amount of Americans that i see on twitter/here/youtube going to A+E because they’ve got a cold or a cough or a bit of a tempreature and then posting about all the medicine their doctors have sold them is insane. They just allow themselves to be sold absolute nonsense.

PonyGrove
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PonyGrove

About three weeks ago I got back from a routine physical (which my insurance covered 100%). My doctor saw a few problems with my blood work and wanted more testing. I had been burned many years ago and incurred debt due to “additional testing,” so this was my first physical in over 5 years.

I asked the doctor exactly he wanted to do, and then called my insurance up. They said that it was covered, but I needed to meet my co-pay first before any coverage would start, and then they would start picking up 80% of all costs. This is typical for health insurance.

Problem is that my co-pay is nearly $4,000. I basically only have health insurance to get a physical once a year and to make sure that I don’t loose my house due to medical expenses. I don’t have a few thousand dollars to throw around for secondary testing.[](/nursesad)

FederalX
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FederalX

I can’t fix my mental health issues because my insurance provider covers next to nothing, and I am unable to work due to how screwed up I am right now. America’s health insurance situation is not ok.

Dropadoodiepie
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Dropadoodiepie

No one thinks this is ok. Well most of us. Many think it’s a corrupt system that only makes the rich, richer.

I’ve been super fortunate to always have insurance, but many of my friends are freelancers and while they struggle to pay insurance premiums, they still can’t really afford to go to the doctor.

My bestie is an Expat. She ended up moving back to the states temporarily and couldn’t afford it. Moved back to the UK, because socialized medicine works for her. She had breast cancer years ago. Got the diagnosis, promptly got laid off and had to pay for her entire treatment, on COBRA insurance. Anyone in the states knows this can bankrupt you. I don’t blame her for going back to the UK. It might not be perfect, but she isn’t paying a medical mortgage.

thick_curtains
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thick_curtains

Just got bill from one of those small ER facilities (my small town has like 5 of them). I had super bad pain in my side. As soon as the doc saw me he knew it was a kidney stone. Gave me a CT scan, Morphine, blood/urine test and said to go home because there is nothing to do but pass it. $12,000 bill. My insurance sucks, I’m responsible for about $6,000.

Thor4269
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Thor4269

Capitalism prioritizes profits over people

RootbeerFlotilla
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RootbeerFlotilla

Honorable deaths for rednecks include “farm equipment accident” and “not asking for help”.

bumhead5000
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bumhead5000

Who are you asking?

nadrekab
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nadrekab

I started a new job this week. Sprained my ankle day two. My insurance from my old job is gone and the new one hasn’t kicked in yet. They tell me it will be retroactive to my first day, but I don’t know any of the numbers they’ll need. As a result, I haven’t seen a doctor yet. I don’t want to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars because of an accident I had while leaving my house.

FC_HoLeeFuck
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FC_HoLeeFuck

German Bro here. 27y old. Paying about 100€ per month. Complete Health Care. If i have to go to the hospital, i only have to pay 10€ per day for TV and WiFi.

SLAUGHT3R3R
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SLAUGHT3R3R

Sorry, don’t feel like taking out a loan just to try and be healthy. I have enough shit to deal with

brycebgood
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brycebgood

There’s a lot of money and energy spent on promoting the “rugged individual” myth so prevalent in the US. There are a lot of people making insane and unethical amounts of money off the current US medical system – and they don’t want to lose it.

makenzie71
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makenzie71

We don’t think it’s okay…but somewhere along the way we accidentally gave the hospitals and insurance providers full control of the system and we haven’t figured out how to get it back.

ftwin
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ftwin

My work only offers those HDHP’s now. No more PPO. I hate them so much. Every single thing is paid for completely out of pocket. Yes you can contribute pretax money to an HSA, but it still sucks. Whenever I was a kid i remember always seeing my mom pay a co-pay of like 25$ at all my doc appointments. I just want to be able to do that.

Stoic_Nihilist
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Stoic_Nihilist

No one thinks it’s ok, they just can’t agree on how to fix it. Too many people have been brainwashed to the point where they think any and every social program will result in the crumbling of the nation.

ZeroLurkThirty
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ZeroLurkThirty

No one said we think it’s ok. This is the result of decades of bad decision making. The bills are very real, too. A single procedure that under previous pretenses (let’s say 5-10 years ago) would be covered under the previous healthcare structure. Same person, new coverage structure and rules, that’s a $30,000USD procedure, and after all is said and done, the patient will still owe a quart to a third of that.

maniacalxmatt
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maniacalxmatt

Shit. I was recently hospitalized for 5 days. $53,000 bill.

elidan5
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elidan5

Trust me, we don’t.

N3UROTOXIN
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N3UROTOXIN

I don’t think it’s ok, but I can’t afford to go talk about it