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  •  In the countries I have worked in that (0+ / 0-)
    Really? The insurance company covers (0+ / 0-)
    all the costs including the $100-$150 copay?  As well as transportation if you are too sick to drive yourself to the doctor?  And ensures that the doctor has an opening that day to see you?  And covers the costs of all the blood tests including expensive viral PCR (DNA) testing to determine if it is actually an infection or not?
    require fire for cause the co-pays are minimal - at most a few dollars, most people did not have cars, and you can get a same day appointment at a hospital clinic barring a public health emergency.

    As for "expensive viral PCR (DNA) testing to determine if it is actually an infection or not", I don't think they even do that in the US except perhaps in pretty exceptional cases.

    •  Well here in the USA copays are at least $50 (2+ / 0-)
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      minimum and are often more like $100 to $150 and that is just to get to see the nurse practitioner.  If it requires the actual doctor to see you then it can be more expensive and is often a couple weeks before you can get in.  Not to mention any tests that are required including the basic look in the ears/nose/throat are extra.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 12:29:29 AM PDT

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      •  Well, may become an issue if we ever do have (0+ / 0-)

        fire for cause.

        When you have to document all firings you need ways to find out for sure if people are really sick when they don't come to work.

      •  Depends on insurance (0+ / 0-)

        Insurance companies have wised up over the years and reduced the copays for urgent care while jacking them up for ER.

        75% of things people were going to ER for could be taken care of at UC, at a fraction of the cost.

        I went to urgent care on Monday for a broken pinkie toe (slammed it into a doorframe on Saturday) and my insurance co pay was $30.  Not cheap, of course,  but not the $150 copay I'd have to pay for ER, either.

        Didn't even go because of work - I went after work.  I have a desk job.  I went because it was too painful for ibuprofin to keep under control.

        The Cake is a lie. In Pie there is Truth. ~ Fordmandalay

        by catwho on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 06:16:39 AM PDT

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    •  Oh, and don't forget the deductible. If it is (1+ / 0-)
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      January you could easily end up paying $500 or more for that doctor's certification as you most likely will have not met the $2000 to $5000 deductible yet.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 12:33:49 AM PDT

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