Quoting Derp:" Because someone has to foot the bill and support this shitty healthcare system we have in place right ... [snip!] ... nation and it's downright embarrassing. People shouldn't be dying because they can't afford something. That's third world shit."
people dont' die because they cannot afford it. that's why others bills are high.. because even if they DON'T pay their bill.. they can adn do still get treated.. and others pay more.
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" Don't get me wrong I expect to pay and I expect it to be fairly expensive but really some of that ... [snip!] ... in charge of coming up with the ridiculous prices. maybe if it weren't so outrageously priced maybe more people would pay? "
you're looking at the itemized bill. but anywhere on it does it show amount for electricity to run theplace? water? phones? nurse? receptionist? medical billing? billing dpt? the people who have to constantly call those who dont pay their bill? cost of medical equipment that they have to have on site?
there are many things they don't bill for.. that they divide out into the cost of the itemized bill.
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" That's so true. I remember needing Zofran while pregnant and for the name brand crap it was close ... [snip!] ... was close to $50/pill. and that was a pill that I'd have to take 3-4 times in a day, everyday! meds are ridiculously expensive."
but why need name brand? very few .. VERY few people actually need name brand. you aren't paying ofr the production of the pill. You are paying for hte research behind the pill.. and for the future research for the company to provide other medications that will someday be deemed necessary
Quoting snglemama:" but why need name brand? very few .. VERY few people actually need name brand. you aren't paying ofr ... [snip!] ... the pill.. and for the future research for the company to provide other medications that will someday be deemed necessary"
Oh I didn't need name brand I was prescribed it and the pharmacy (pamida if I remember right) told me they couldn't give me generic cause brand name was what was prescribed. that's the only reason I found out the price.
I mean I guess what your saing makes a lot of sense. there is a lot that goes into the creation of that one pill. and there is a lot for the hospital to pay for. I guess I never really thought about that
Quoting ❥New Beginnings:" You're in Oceanside I went to palomar medical center In esco for Pain that turned out to be kidney ... [snip!] ... drugs $882 as well as another separate bill from radiology to read both ultrasound and cat scan which was $550 Heinous!"
wow wow wow .. that is just crazy!! seems way too expensive, i mean who is making up these prices lol just crazy!