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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1289) 6 years ago
I was a victim of the flu of 2015 and spent 4 days in the hospital, 2 days in ICU and 2 days in a regular bed not fit for a large infant. I got the bill for those 4 days of quality care (and it was good care from what I was told). Would anybody care to guess what the bill was?


Never mind I'll tell you $65,000.00 or almost enough to put me back in. How can this continue and when will it end? I was insured by a "Cadilac" policy under a cobra plan from my last employer which covered all but $1500. Now mind you this is not any ambulance or Doctors bills, just hospital.

David what is the answer, you are very up on, or should I say down on health care in this country. I can see where there is a lot of medical bankruptcies in this country, and hold no fault with anyone who is force into that option. Sad situation
indeed.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16627) 6 years ago
How come you didn't get a flu shot?
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Posted by David Schott (+16491) 6 years ago
This post was removed 6 years ago.
It was removed because it was a duplicate.
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Posted by David Schott (+16491) 6 years ago
I think he did for the first time in eons... "Every time I get a flu shot I get sick with the flu." Wait for it.

Chuck, I'm just glad that "Cadillac" insurance paid most of the bill.
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1248) 6 years ago
The "answer" is the same answer when one buys a 25,000$ car, (pay it off 200$ per month), or buys a new 100,000$ house (pay it off 400$ per month), or has a 100,000$ student loan (pay it off 400$ a month), or if one has a 60,000$ medical bill (they should be required to pay it off 300$ per month, or whatever). Why do installment payments work for a new car purchase, a new home purchase, a student loan, but will not work for a medical bill?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Is there a law against making something simple?
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1289) 6 years ago
Gunnar,

Just so I don't disappoint my brother.....I did get the flu shot for the first time in years, every time I get the flu shot I get the flu. But seriously the shot most of us got was not good with the flu bug that hit me so very hard. I guess the shot was for influenza A and not influenza B which is what hit me and several others in Montana. I remember going to bed on the first of January (sober) and waking in the hospital on the 4th with very little recollection of anything in between.

I'm still blown away by the suddenness of the bug, seriously felt fine as frogs hair when I went to bed on the night of Jan. 1 and the next recollection I have is waking in the hospital on the 4th. I've had the flu before but never been hit that hard by anything except a south bound greyhound.

You are a very good boy Don, keep up the good work.

[Edited by Chuck Schott (2/28/2015 4:48:09 PM)]
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 6 years ago
I recently read the medical costs have jumped sky high especially with hospitals and the pharmaceuticals. in case you need a refresher course on how the USA compares with other nations in medical costs, watch the movie Sick by Roger Moore. It's a few years old but the premise is the same.
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Posted by David Schott (+16491) 6 years ago
"Bond, James Bond."

Roger Moore:



"Bacon cheeseburger, large fries, and a small Diet Coke."

Michael Moore:

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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson (+790) 6 years ago
Oh rats! My feeble mind said Roger instead of Michael. Thanks for the correction Dave.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 6 years ago
I used to get the flu whenever I took the flu shot, or so I thought. It turned out to be a reaction to the shot. I can't eat eggs unless they are used in products like cake, noodles etc.. I get a bad after taste eating them and feel sick and nausea. My doctor found out I am some what allergic to them. The reaction I get is from the flu shot being made from egg. I get sick as hell...

He says not to take the flu shot anymore.
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Posted by Ingird Emilsson (+214) 6 years ago
Too bad you weren't in Sweden where a hospital stay is 100 krona per day. (Exchange rate works out to $12). Darn that socialized medicine.
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Posted by Connie Robey (+17) 6 years ago
I got my flu shot in OCt. but for the first time since taken it I got the flu bug in Dec. I told my doctor I guess I should wait and take the shot later. She told me that a new kind of flu came around that this shot didn't take effect for.
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