Reply to post: medical rates [was: But the elephant in the room...]

Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

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medical rates [was: But the elephant in the room...]

As I understand it, once upon a time, hospitals and medical facilities charged uninsured patients the lowest rates and those with insurance got the highest bills (which the patients notionally did not see because insurance covered it). Now insurance companies are not paying diddly, and Medicare/Medicaid pay even less, leaving only those without insurance for bilking (which of course makes no sense: if I can not afford insurance, what makes you think I can pay for the machine that goes 'ping'?).

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