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  •  That's the incredible, callous injustice of this (4+ / 0-)

    shameful "system."

    The poorest, most desperate are penalized by these fake pricing schemes and driven into bankruptcy.  How the hell is that right?  How can any doctor, clinic or hospital justify these insanely cruel practices?

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:58:22 PM PDT

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    •  They do it because they expect the uninsured will (5+ / 0-)

      never pay.

      Partly---remember all those years of "The uninsured cost **!! This is why your medical bills are so high, you insured middle class twits!  Blame these broke "freeloaders" refusing to forgo food in order to enrich us!"??

      Yeah, that shit was based on cost inflation of four or five hundred percent.

      Additionally, when they sell the unpaid bill to a collection agency for 20 cents on the dollar, they'll actually recoup most of their real costs.

      It also allows for-profit ventures to pretend to be NPO's, thereby avoiding taxes.  We didn't make a dime!  We "lost" 30 million treating the uninsured last year!

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      by JesseCW on Sat May 11, 2013 at 06:22:50 PM PDT

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