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$83,046 For A 3 Hour Hospital Visit
09-06-2012, 04:34 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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52-year-old Marcie Edmonds went in to a hospital in Arizona recently to get treated for a scorpion sting....

With the help of a friend, she called Poison Control and was advised to go to the nearest hospital that had scorpion antivenom, Chandler Regional Medical Center. At the hospital, an emergency room doctor told her about the antivenom, called Anascorp, that could quickly relieve her symptoms. Edmonds said the physician never talked with her about the cost of the drug or treatment alternatives.

Her symptoms subsided after she received two doses of the drug Anascorp through an IV, and she was discharged from the hospital in about three hours.

Weeks later, she received a bill for $83,046 from Chandler Regional Medical Center. The hospital, owned by Dignity Health, charged her $39,652 per dose of Anascorp

http://www.activistpost.com/2012/09/8304...y-are.html

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09-06-2012, 04:44 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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I wonder how much the hospital pays the manufacturer for that... gaah.gif

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09-06-2012, 04:46 PM #3
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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hug.gif Hej Octo how doin today? It's really sad what the industry is allowed to get away with. More than sad it's criminal. But it's legal dunno.gif sure you don't want to think about Canada? chuckle.gif
09-06-2012, 05:06 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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Yeah I'm thinking about Canada all the time chuckle.gif The US "health care" system scares the shït out of me. damned.gif

Doing fine all things considered. panic.gif Just so freakin much to do and so little time.. :whew:

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09-06-2012, 05:14 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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rofl.gif hug.gif Yeah I've been busier than a 3-peckered rooster and will be for a while but oh well. I know when I went to Oregon I made sure I had insurance for the two weeks.
09-06-2012, 06:17 PM #6
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blink.gif I'm certain she's wishing she had died when she saw that bill. Considering it only costs just $100 per dose in Mexico, it makes one realize just how out of control costs are in the US.
It won't be long before immigration goes south, the Hispanics have already started. Another symptom of a sick society steps away from it's own death rattle.

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09-06-2012, 06:29 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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The Arizona Republic reported last year about the pricey markup Arizona hospitals were charging for the antivenom made in Mexico. Pharmacies in Mexico charge about $100 per dose.

After the Food and Drug Administration approved the drug last year, Tennessee-based Rare Disease Therapeutics sold the drug to a distributor for $3,500 per dose. The distributor charged hospitals about $3,780 per dose.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/stor...57629668/1

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09-06-2012, 07:28 PM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(09-06-2012, 06:29 PM)Octo Wrote:  The distributor charged hospitals about $3,780 per dose.


So the hospital made a profit of ~1,000% sounds about par coffeetime.gif
09-06-2012, 07:36 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
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That's quite a profit... bored.gif
09-07-2012, 02:37 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(09-06-2012, 06:17 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  blink.gif I'm certain she's wishing she had died when she saw that bill. Considering it only costs just $100 per dose in Mexico, it makes one realize just how out of control costs are in the US.
It won't be long before immigration goes south, the Hispanics have already started. Another symptom of a sick society steps away from it's own death rattle.


What do they care? They already get free treatment. Free medical treatment in the US or free medical treatment in Mexico, which would you choose?

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09-07-2012, 03:04 PM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Well, if you want to get out of Fukushima's radiation and enjoy legal herb, a warm climate, cheap Carona - wait never mind, don't know what I was saying. chuckle.gif

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09-07-2012, 03:04 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:With many physicians from the U.S. having received their training in Mexico, and with many Mexican doctors having received at least part of their training in the United States, the quality of Mexican health care has been reported to be comparable to that in the United States: "in general, health care in Mexico is very good…and in many places it is excellent."[13] Lower medical costs than the U.S. have been found to bear no relationship to the quality of medical attention and knowledge about health care provided in Mexico.[14] Mexican hospitals are equipped to first world standards, use modern equipment and hygiene and many Mexican doctors received their training in the US.[15][16] When it comes to diagnosis and treatment, Americans receiving treatment in Mexico say it is just as good as in the United States - and sometimes better.[17]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_care...co#Quality

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09-07-2012, 03:17 PM #13
Kreeper Griobhtha
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The problem is that the $100 cost for the scorpion treatment is 6 months salary in Mexico. chuckle.gif


Parts of Mexico might be pretty nice to live in if you have money. (Gov. Ventura sure seems to think so.) Others are pretty dangerous. The cartels are out of control down there.


The food is pretty ğkking awesome though!


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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
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09-07-2012, 03:18 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Good morning Octo! hug.gif



How's school?


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I am not your carpet ride I am the sky
I am not your blowing wind, I am the lightning
I am not your autumn moon, I am the night
The night
09-07-2012, 03:26 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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(09-07-2012, 03:17 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  The food is pretty ƒükking awesome though!

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They got the worlds best munchies IMO. doobie.gif

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