Cast Your Vote:
- Ive done it, and I dont see the big deal -- Votes: 22
- Ive done it, but felt guilty 'cause it's wrong -- Votes: 9
- I've never done it, because thats WRONG -- Votes: 115
- I've never dont it, but see nothing wrong with it -- Votes: 25
I did to my OB. I was hurting some but I played it up to be more then what it was so they would give me a u/s to check on the baby. I had a m/c about 7 months before and just needed to make sure he was ok.
i had to have one done in the er because i was bleeding heavily and i was high risk because i was having twins. i think its a waste of time to get one done in the er (unless necessary) because they dont do anything special except make sure theres still a heart beat.and all the times i had to go they wouldnt even let me see the screen. i dont see why anyone would want to waste their time if they know nothings really wrong. plus who would want to risk getting a nosocomial infection (one of my vocab words in school:D A secondary infection caught while being treated in a hospital environment)
Very f**king selfish. Hopefully they never have ACTUAL cramping and bleeding and don't get seen for 5 hours because another selfish little t**t lied to get an ultrasound.
Nobody liked my uterus license joke??:?
boo me.lol jk jk.
I don't think there is any real reason for it. I stay far away from hospitals and doctors unless I absolutely have to.
It's also selfish when there are other people with real emergencies.
even when an u/s was really needed b/c they thought something was wrog, I didnt get to see my baby while they did it. it was strictly for the dr's benefit. I wouldnt lie to get to see my baby....
tho I did do something similar. I was 8 days over due, and in germany. they told me they wouldnt induce til 12 days over. they said they wouldnt "schedule nature." my hubby had just deployed that week, and I was alone with a 2 yr old. I needed to be able to know when I was going into labor, so he could be taken care of. so my dr lied to the hospital and said I was worried for my baby since he was over due, and they agreed to induce me.
It seems to me that a lot of the people that think it's not a big deal are also on medicaid. It seems to go hand in hand. :o
Quoting That's Mrs. Dunbar To You:
I'm a little shocked that 13 people really think it's okay to do that shit. That's pathetic.
My husband just made an excellent point (probably because he is Canadian and grew up with socialized medicine, so the healthcare debate is of special interest to him right now). What these girls did is actually insurance fraud, and its part of the reason healthcare is so freaking expensive. The doctors who work in the ER are FAR higher paid than the ultrasound techs (who are not doctors at all). This is part of way insurance premiums are so high these days: people ABUSE the ER - they go in for every cut, bump, bruise, or simply because they dont want to have to wait for the next available ultrasound. And the copay you pay for your ER (I happen to know one of the girls has Kaiser insurance just like me, so she pays $100 to go to the ER) doesnt even begin to cover the cost difference of these little stunts. What they did was actually illegal too, and can get their insurance coverage revoked if they were ever to get caught. If their insurance fraud was discovered, not only would they lose coverage going forward, but they would legally be billed both for the incident itself (the full out of pocket costs) but also every time they saw a doctor AFTER the incident since their policy was already nullified by their fraud. This is not a small deal at all, its VERY serious.