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A Seattle Man Received a $1.1 Million Bill for His COVID-19 Treatment
06-16-2020, 10:07 AM
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A Seattle Man Received a $1.1 Million Bill for His COVID-19 Treatment
fter spending months hospitalized for COVID-19 at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, Wash., Michael Flor, 70, says that he knew his stay would be pricey. He’d spent 62 days in an intensive care unit, including weeks in an induced coma, and come so close to death that his family had called to say goodbye. But he says it was still “heart-stopping” to read the hospital’s bill — for $1.1 million.

“I had to look at it a number of times… to see if I was seeing it right,” Flor, a Seattle resident, tells TIME.

The 181-page bill included almost 3,000 itemized charges, the Seattle Times reported. His room in the intensive care unit alone had cost about $9,700 a day, Flor says.

Flor says the total cost of his treatment will likely be higher, because the bill does not include multiple items, including fees for his skilled nursing facility, dialysis and the doctors who treated him.

Flor says he may not ultimately need to pay for much of his treatment. He’s insured by Medicare and Medicare Advantage through Kaiser Permanente. The health care company has announced that it will waive most out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 patients through 2020.

Dr. Anne Lipke, a pulmonary and critical-care specialist at Swedish, told the Times that there was a moment when she was surprised that Flor made it through a weekend.

“He was as sick as you can get, with basically every organ system shutting down,” says Lipke.

Issaquah’s Swedish Medical Center did not respond to a request for comment from TIME.

https://time.com/5853392/million-dollars...t-seattle/

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06-16-2020, 10:07 AM
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the system is so broken it's not even funny.
only an evil system can charge 1 million dollars for a Covid patient.
the costs cannot be justified.
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06-16-2020, 10:18 AM
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He would never be able to pay that bill if he didn't have insurance.
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06-16-2020, 10:21 AM
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the insurance system is part of the problem.

they collude with hospitals to jack up prices so they can all make exorbitant amounts of money

there is no way one patient should cost that much. No way in a just society.
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06-16-2020, 10:30 AM
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Quote:The 181-page bill included almost 3,000 itemized charges, the Seattle Times reported. His room in the intensive care unit alone had cost about $9,700 a day, Flor says.

LOL @ 181 page bill and $9700 a day.

Hope that included a high class call girl and a rub and tug.

Twilight zone stuff but the Medical Mafia is DESIGNED to milk as much $$$ as possible out of elderly people before disposing of them.
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06-16-2020, 10:33 AM
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it's a sick system.. then you have these doctors that say they are only there to help people.

how many doctors got their patients hooked up to OPIOD painkillers ?

they should be held responsible.
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06-16-2020, 10:39 AM
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Imagine a loved one dying from hospital "care" and then they send you a MILLION dollar bill!

It's just SO INSANE.

Just for this nonsense, Americans should have been rioting in the streets decades ago but "as long as I got mine" most of them couldn't care less about their "fellow" Americans.
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06-16-2020, 10:40 AM
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the system is full of focus group trained fake ass smile, fake positivity money grubbing swindlers masquerading as "people who care"
the USA is literally full of these people.. rationalizing their SWINDLE GAME everyday with ridiculous self affirmations and fake positivity

it is truly sick to watch, esp. if you've lived in other countries that don't operate this way.

the greed in the USA is just on another level.
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06-16-2020, 10:42 AM
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(06-16-2020 10:39 AM)Dick Tater Wrote:  Imagine a loved one dying from hospital "care" and then they send you a MILLION dollar bill!

It's just SO INSANE.

Just for this nonsense, Americans should have been rioting in the streets decades ago but "as long as I got mine" most of them couldn't care less about their "fellow" Americans.

Americans are literally trained from birth to hate each other and to view everyone else as competition.

they watch nature docs of animals dominating others and pack structures, so everyone strive to be an alpha to fleece their fellow neighbor or citizen.

The american medical system teaches the sheep that snipping the penis aka ritual genital mutilation is BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH and should be done.. WITHOUT CONSENT of the BABY!

we are dealing with SATANISTS FOLKS.

SATANIST

S A T A N I S T S

SATANISTS!

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06-16-2020, 11:01 AM (This post was last modified: 06-16-2020 11:03 AM by Dick Tater.)
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The first quote is by far the most important I've ever posted on this forum, it could literally save someone's life...

Never go to a hospital unless you have no alternative.
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Remember: No one can make you sicker quicker than a doctor. Approach with caution.
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Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
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Why do you trust your doctor? He works for criminals. He routinely violates the Hippocratic oath by accepting bribes to promote new medications and prescriptions from Big Pharma that he knows don’t work, barely work or cause other issues up to and including death. Your doctor is a liar unless he or she is a homeopathic physician. To top it all off they make you pay for this shit. That’s right. You have to pay to be murdered in America. It’s like hiring a hitman to kill yourself. Is it possible to be this stupid? Apparently so because we continue to pretend all of this is normal.
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06-16-2020, 11:09 AM
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RE: A Seattle Man Received a $1.1 Million Bill for His COVID-19 Treatment
you should go to the hospital if you have an acute condition.

but for a condition that can clear up by itself I would personally not go.

after COVID, trust in the US health system should be at an all time low

look how BADLY we are handling COVID if you take the numbers at face value!
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