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View Diary: I feel sorry for health insurance companies. Yes, I said that. Why? This Time report must be read. (228 comments)

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  •  My daughter went in to the hospital for obervation (2+ / 0-)
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    james321, ladybug53

    No procedures, no surgery.  Just a bed, a room, and a few minutes of nurse/doctor time.  The bill for one night; $6,800.  The insurance paid it, but at the time I though "Wow, I never thought I'd say it, but the insurance companies are getting screwed!"

    Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

    by bigtimecynic on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:41:39 AM PST

    •  And then I followed with "meh. They deserve it." (2+ / 0-)
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      james321, samanthab

      The whole system needs to be revamped.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 10:43:26 AM PST

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      •  Good -- yes, again, the problem is that with (0+ / 0-)

        private insurers, they can't negotiate like the gov't could.

        Private insurers let hospitals get away with this by virtue of their being horrible at what they do.

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