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C'est La Beeb

Discussion in 'General' started by kenessex, Jun 3, 2023.

  1. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    You're right, however, since a couple/three years ago they have to tell the you the cost if you ask for it. The big problem is that they only give you the cost before insurance covers anything and most of the time they have no idea how much the insurance will pay. I had to have an MRI last year and despite the fact it had to be pre-approved no one, the hospital or insurance company could give me an idea of how much I would actually be paying.
  2. pickled egg

    pickled egg We need moah buttah

    Oh, they could.

    They just wouldn’t.
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  3. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    You are correct. Another good laugh.....look at the graduating rates of college football players between some universities.....like Alabama and Notre Dame.
  4. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs


    And for those of us who do investigate you find out the same procedure at 2 different hospitals less than a mile apart are $46000 at one and $6200 at the other. True story true prices
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  5. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    You can blame rx, you can blame hospitals, EOD it falls on Big Insurance. The complexity of billing codes and billing caps are beyond my pay grade but the short of it is you bill for what you do, and insurance pays what they deem fit. It never evens out.

    Yes I am on the rx end of things. I’m not blind to corrupt practices but there’s been a push from society for “a pill to cure my ill” since the early ‘90s. Rx is filling that consumer want.

    I’m not an apologist but I’m not a torch weilder.
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  6. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab AI Version

    A few years back I banged my head and had to get it stapled.
    The emergency room bill was over $13,000.

    Btw, concerning cancer treatments, few doctors will put themselves through
    chemo or radiation. Just to counter the happy stories, I watched them treat
    my grandmother for cancer. It was horrible. The suffering they put her through
    was inhuman. Her death was a blessing.

    Physician practices are just profit centers these days.
    Anyone who trusts Big Pharma isn't paying attention to what's going on.
    It's just big business that doesn't make money from a healthy populace and
    therefore has no desire to create a healthy populace, quite the opposite.
    Today's newest billionaires are coming from Big Pharma.
    They don't give a damn about your health, they're just pushing pills and tests.
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  7. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Almost every time I've ever gone to my doctor, there's a salesman waiting to see the doctor. Briefcase in hand, I'm assuming he's pushing his product. He's always impatient, pestering the receptionist every 4 minutes about when will the doctor be available. He's usually on his phone the whole time, talking loudly!
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  8. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Usually the salesman is a hot babe in a short skirt or tight slacks, that helps the sales.
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  9. chobes

    chobes Well-Known Member

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  10. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    I’ve seen her a couple of times. My luck… it’s usually an obnoxious loud guy… typical pushy salesman with the fake announcer voice!
  11. Clay

    Clay Well-Known Member

    90% of what Big P offers can be fixed with natural supplements, with zero side effects.
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  12. GRH

    GRH Well-Known Member

    I blame it on direct to consumer marketing.
    Big Pharma is the biggest lobbying group in DC by far, they are also top advertisers on tv and other media.
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  13. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Yeah, we're only one of 2 countries that allow drug ads and 70 % of the big 4 broadcast channels income comes from big pharma. Do you think they're going to bite the hand that feeds them and tell the truth ?
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  14. tony 340

    tony 340 Well-Known Member

    If you really want a gut punch, do some research on how planned parenthood sells aborted fetus brains, livers, hearts.... for research......by the ounce......just like cattle.

    Big pharma loves the trans movement.
    Once you're on those drugs you CANT stop.
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  15. Sabre699

    Sabre699 Wait...hold my beer.

    Rained like hell the other day and I was stuck indoors for a few hours so I started watching a daytime show.
    Nothing except drug commercials. Yuk...
  16. tony 340

    tony 340 Well-Known Member

    The last 2+ generations of Americans have been brainwashed to throw pills at their problems.

    Good exercise, diet, sleep, and social/mental activities are never recommended for some magical reason.
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  17. Yzasserina

    Yzasserina sound it out

    I don’t understand the purpose of these commercials. Who are they advertising to? If you have a serious ailment, don’t you and your physician already know your plan of attack?
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  18. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    And attorney commercials… For bankruptcy and your auto accident.
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  19. six6two

    six6two AWD

    FWIW I never said anybody was evil, or raged against anything. Just stated the objective fact that running straight to the only industry that is 100% financially dependent on sickness, governed by anti-trust laws and all, might not be the best first step to sorting a health issue out, and that ole kenny's evolution rant/prominent degree ramblings were not relevant or appropriate in a discussion of health and nutrition.. yet here we are.. as I said.. C'est La Beeb baby!

    Several years ago I had to watch my grandmother get neglected and ultimately killed by a pfizer experiment, but hey you can try ibrance for cancer "treatment" now if you want! And thanks to her death, and many others fine human beings killed off and treated like lab rats, the "fine print" at the end of those commercials will tell you that it could "cure" you, or it could cause severe lung infections while killing your white blood cell count(basically leukemia... WTF?!)... she was also severely neglected in the largest hospital in her state, where she felt safe to bet her life on having a nephew who made it to chief of staff there.. youngest ever, by 28 years old(he and his wife are on the medical board of admissions in our state). Her husband passed away a few years later during another pfizer experiment that fucked him up for months, then ultimately killed him causing a MASSIVE seizure. Obviously there are some great people in the industry trying to help people be well, but they don't own shit.



    Same one's who sell the panic, sell the cure! The same small tribe sets global monetary policy too FWIW, but that discussion cannot really go off without spiraling into political BS. Anyways, I don't know shit about autism... but some compelling research here in regards to cancer, and autism by a developer of chemotherapy:

    Last edited: Jun 4, 2023
  20. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    You've still got time to move that video to the Youtube thread before you get the rath of the mods.

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