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  •  Be aware, if you're not already, (0+ / 0-)

    that individuals buy health care at retail. Corporations and large groups pay retail.

    Thus, negotiate any large medical bill to get it reduced. If you have a social worker on this, s/he may already be working on it.

    And while the US has very good emergency and interventionist care, it has very poor care in terms of preventive care and heading off crises such as you experienced. It's a system designed to be terrific at fixing things like broken arms, strokes, and various other awful-awfuls. It offers no incentive to those insured or not insured to learn about and practice preventive care, which is part of the reason it's all so hugely expensive.

    Hope you can get that total knocked down. Good luck.

    Life is extremely cheap to the right-wing until a decision about it is either in the hands of a pregnant women or a Democratic president. -- Lia Matera

    by Mnemosyne on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 07:28:47 PM PDT

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