Monday, December 19, 2016

Healthcare in The USA.....Handover The money.

Healthcare in the United States.......They tell you it is the best system in the world.

You don't have to look very hard to realize that is far from the truth.

Healthcare in the USA is about one thing......your Money.  You have your money.  They want your money.  They are going to get your money from you too.  

One way or another your money is leaving your wallet and going to them.  We can do this the easy way or the hard way.  Either way they are taking your money.  

You just lay on the hospital gurney and think about that.  They will be back soon with a bucket for you to place your money in.

Approximately three-quarters of health care and hospital systems now ask for payment at the time services are provided, a practice known as "point-of-service collections,"

Doctors may refuse to dispense needed care before the payment is made, even as a patient's health hangs in the balance.

Once a charge is on a patient's credit card, they may have trouble contesting a medical bill. Likewise, a service placed on a credit card represents a consumer's commitment that the charge was justified, so nonpayment is more likely to harm a credit score.

the practice leaves many patients resentful.

Susan Bradshaw lay on a gurney in her hospital gown with a surgical bonnet on her head, waiting to be wheeled into surgery to remove her appendix. A woman in street clothes approached her and identifiedherself as the surgeon's office manager. She demanded that Bradshaw make her $1,400 insurance payment before the surgery could proceed.

"I said, 'You have got to be kidding. I don't even have a comb,'" Bradshaw, a 68-year-old exhibit designer, told the woman on that night eight years ago. "I don't have a credit card on me."
The woman crossed her arms and Bradshaw remembers her saying, "You have to figure it out."
But as hospitals and doctors push for point-of-service payments, the risk is that patients will delay care and end up in the emergency room

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