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  •  That bone isn't broken (9+ / 0-)

    It's "bent."

    It's not cancerous, "yet."

    Not covered. Buh-bye.

    Try and catch me on my yacht in the Azores when my cellphone is overboard, sucker.

    FOX is selling commercials? As if Bubba didn't have toned abs and an exceedingly large erection, there's infomercials now.

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 02:36:24 PM PDT

    •  That broken bone isn't covered.... (3+ / 0-)

      ....because you didn't drink your milk when you were a kid.

      You should have listened to your mommy.

      •  Preexisting condition (1+ / 0-)
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        I actually know someone who's insurance company tried to deny a dislocated shoulder treated in the ER as a preexisting condition.

        Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

        by elfling on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 06:33:46 PM PDT

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        •  We just got a bill for an ER visit that required (1+ / 0-)
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          SarahLee

          an ambulance.  The insurance company is refusing to pay because we didn't get pre-approval for treatment. Ummm, yeah. That's reasonable.  Calling to beg for your emergency treatment on your cell phone from the ambulance.

          This is not snark.  It's absolutely true.  To quote our President, "You can't make this stuff up."

          "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him. Mark 12:17

          by bkamr on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 08:22:40 PM PDT

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          •  I wish I could say that's the first time (1+ / 0-)
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            I've heard that. In fact, I think there's a story like that in Sicko.

            I got a call from my insurance company about not getting preapproval for my hospital admission... for my daughter's birth. It was so ridiculous that even the insurance clerk who was assigned to call me burst out laughing.

            Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

            by elfling on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:13:31 PM PDT

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            •  Yep. I called the insurance company to object (0+ / 0-)

              and the insurance clerk looked at the bill and said, "This isn't right.  It's an ER admission."  

              Um, yeah.  BUT is the situation resolved?  Nope.  The bill is now "under review."  We'll find out in 2 weeks -- and WE have to follow-up with THEM -- IF they will be paying for the bill.

              The whole thing is insane.  Between us and my employer, we are paying this company $22,000 a year!  

              I say they are extortionists and scam artists.

              "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him. Mark 12:17

              by bkamr on Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 05:35:21 AM PDT

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          •  My younger sister got sick in Canada. (1+ / 0-)
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            She got one of these "Canadian health care is awful" emails. It so happened that her husband had sliced into his leg with a chainsaw only a few days before.

            Her reply to the "awful Canada" emailer was short and simple. She said that her treatment there was "fast,excellent and totally free....and I was a foreigner!"

            She also wrote that when she called for an ambulance for her husband, they spent fifteen minutes arguing about who would come and get him.

            Incredible.

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