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    Be the change that you want to see in the world

    by New Minas on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 11:29:08 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks for the link. (1+ / 0-)
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      JVolvo, New Minas

      A lot of the top tier hospitals only take certain plans for 2 reasons -

      They'll pay everything with no question.
      It keeps them from getting overwhelmed.

      And the second is the most important.

      I'll bet those top tier hospitals don't have emergency rooms either - because then they'd have to take people who might not be able to pay OR have insurance. And if they do have an emergency room, I pretty much guarantee you that they'll get somebody barely stable and ship them out somewhere else faster than you can say EMS.

      They're 'top tier' for a couple of reasons, and one is that they cherry pick their patients. They don't treat everybody who comes in, they treat who they want to treat. They're in demand, they can do that.  

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