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  •  Our son got a jawbreaker (11+ / 0-)

    stuck in his throat en route to a baseball game.  Hubby pulled over and Heiliched him, with no luck.  Son was blue and passing out.  Hubby called an ambulance which was there within 6 minutes, but by the time they got there, the jawbreaker had dissolved enough for son to swallow it (whole) and was pinking up and alert.

    We got the bill 3.5 MONTHS later, for $106 with a note that our insurance had denied the claim.  I argued til I was blue in the face with insurance company, but had to pay the bill.

    Obscene is right.

    •  I'd be curious (5+ / 0-)

      to know which insurance company you had. It would be interesting to know what their profit margin is-how many billions more did they receive from you and their other customers than they paid out in providing health care. Then there is the question of how many millions each their CEO and other top execs are paid. And what other perks they have--I imagine that for the price of one Lockheed Gulfstream, we could buy quite a few ambulance rides, no? Don't forget the advertising budget--billions more of your money they take and spend on not providing medicine. To add--literally--insult to injury, the insurance companies spend millions of your doctor money on hiring lobbyists to buy off our so-called "representatives" to keep the being able to spend your health care money on anything and everything but your health care. And, at long last, after all of the above, whatever money they have left can be spent on--dividends for shareholders!

      What's that you say? You have doctor bills to pay?
      Your claim is denied.

      Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

      by drewfromct on Thu Jun 18, 2009 at 05:18:01 PM PDT

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