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View Diary: Dear Supremes: An Expose of The Health Care Monster By An Industry Insider (100 comments)

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    glorificus, Diamond81, dotdash2u

    Man gets very depressed because of bad economic circumstances such as
    long-term unemployment.

    Man seeks help because he feels like killing himself.

    Man seeks professional help.

    Hospital says it will try to help.

    Insurer says it will pay for hospital to try to help.

    Help given by hospital. Man doesn't feel like ending it all now.

    A massive $45,000 bill sent by hospital.

    Insurer naturally doesn't want to pay the bill because it would take $45,000 away from its profits and insurer welches out of its promise to pay.

    Man has an unpaid $45,000 hospital bill to add to his other financial problems.

    Man feels really bad again.

    [It probably would have been cheaper to extend unemployment benefits or to pay them on more than the 30% of claims where unemployment insurance actually pays out.]

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