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View Diary: Over $4400 for Emergency Room visit--why we need Universal Healthcare (176 comments)

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  •  No insurance is better than bad insurance (0+ / 0-)

    If you have no insurance and relatively little income them Medicaid pays until you get Medicare or SSI Disability after which Medicare pays 80% and Medicare 20%.

    The subsidies for Medicare Medical Equipment Manufacturers that exist to seduce them into providing your aging parents their motorized scooters are a big part of what makes Affordable Care expensive.

    Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

    by rktect on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 03:31:38 AM PDT

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    •  Dad's bed retails for $2200, his oxygen (0+ / 0-)

      machine (the big old kind that has to have a 4x6 space with clearance all around) for $450 (now). I'm pretty sure the home health care company got that much twice over while he had them; he had that concentrator for years.

      LBJ, Lady Bird, Van Cliburn, Ike, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:09:27 AM PDT

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