This is fucking sick. Fuck capitalism and fuck private healthcare. This system is so disgusting. Vote for Bernie Sanders we need Medicare for All.
[Video transcript start: “Alright, y’all like the desk shit, and I’ve got plenty of it. So here’s another scenario: you go to the emergency room, you get a bill for a thousand dollars. The very first thing you do, other than calling and asking for a ‘review of the level of care,’ that’s the first thing you do. While on the phone, while they’re doing that, you also say, ‘I want an itemized bill with every single charge.’
“Now what they’re going to do on the back end of that–because they don’t want you to know that they’ve charged you thirty-seven dollars for a fucking band-aid–they’re going to take that thirty-seven dollar charge right off of there. Before they send you the itemized statement, any of those stupid charges? They’re gonna take them right off. Generally, my bills go from a thousand dollars to seven-hundred and fifty, they take about two-hundred dollars off just for stupid shit. All you have to do is ask for an itemized bill with every charge, and they’re gonna take those charges off, ‘cause they don’t want you to know that they’re charging you thirty-seven dollars for a fucking band-aid, and guess what? That’s how much they charge for a fucking band-aid. So, when you actually can say, ‘You charged me thirty-seven dollars for a band-aid?’ They don’t like that. So they remove-” Audio cuts off mid-sentence and ends.]
Wish I would have known this when I had to go to the hospital a couple years ago. Over 500 dollar bill for a band aid & antibiotic cream that I put on myself 🙃
Dont let them screw you.
You can also write a Letter of Hardship if you’re in financial distress and they’ll reduce the bill drastically. I had a $2.5K ER bill, wrote to the billing department saying I’m unmarried, unemployed, and uninsured, and they knocked it down to $125.
That’s not a typo. $125.
I just went from $975 to $225 thanks to this post.
I like how tumblr has a very different calendar than the rest of the world. And i don’t mean the “flat fuck friday” or “come get yalls dick-fil-a” posts, i mean that the only thing i am seeing on my dash today is happy the great gatsby public domain day! Haven’t heard anything about this outside of tumblr. Same with the ides of march. Who tf celebrates the stabbing of an emperor 2000+ years ago? Please never change
so anyway happy 102 years since the boston molasses disaster!
showed this to my roommate and her only comment was “that was a whole feature-length film. i feel like i just watched a b-movie version of coraline” with a general miasma of despair about her face
I lov boys who lov horror films… let’s cuddle and watch ppl die onscreen and make fun of the special effects. Where is my slasher flick bf.
[squints my eyes from behind my cavalry helmet] you again, advena. what did I tell you about trespassing on Roman land? i shall show YOU a SLASHER! [with a fearsome echoing barritus i lunge at you, defending the honor of my emprie]
if we had a wall of fame for “inane and nonsensical comments” this would be at the top of the list just because of the sheer what the fuck factor. good job *thumbs up*
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exchanging grammatically correct emails with adults is the most uncomfortable form of human interaction in existence
People who unironically reblog this have to psych themselves up for 15+ minutes to make phone calls
ur fucking right we do