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Old 07-24-2013, 08:36 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Yes, Prince William, as a member of the RAF.

Other than the Socialized Medical Care in the UK, he would be covered under the Military's Medical Plan.
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:29 AM
 
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I doubt she had the ward system so common in Uk with British births and certainly doctors where there rather than the usual practioners described on this forum by a woman telling the difference she experienced in US and then UK. She said the rich go to private clinics which is much like US special birth rooms but its expensive.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I have 8 kids and 13 grandchildren. Total cost of all of those births, visits to Drs. a few operations and other medical services is exactly $0. I live in an advanced country not in a corrupt kleptocracy like the USA.

Medical costs in the USA are legalized theft.
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Key phrase being "billed at $30,000." Our insurance system is a mess, but let's just say that the hospital "settles" with the insurance company and the patient for far less than $30,000.

For instance, my brother had hand surgery. This surgery was "billed" at $42,000. You know what insurance paid? $13,000. Then my brother got a letter stating that the hospital had "settled" with the insurance company for that amount. I think he paid about $1200 more dollars out of his own pocket in deductibles and co pays.

My husband had an emergency appendectomy for a ruptured appendix last year. The total bill was well over $40,000. The hospital took over $20,000 right off the top when it "settled" with the insurance company. We paid an additional $7000 (we have a $5000 deductible). But the "bill" was $42,000.

I have no idea why hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies play these shell games. It's a mess.
I had a $220,000 surgery that "settled" for $90,000

It's a crock.
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:29 PM
 
Location: somewhere flat
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We need universal health care and we need to face that fact and stop the partisan BS.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I have 8 kids and 13 grandchildren. Total cost of all of those births, visits to Drs. a few operations and other medical services is exactly $0. I live in an advanced country not in a corrupt kleptocracy like the USA.

Medical costs in the USA are legalized theft.
I agree. I'll take the NHS in the UK over the US system any day. I was lucky that I never got ill or injured during the years I couldn't afford health insurance in the US.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I agree that healthcare costs in the US are outrageous, but to say the royal birth was cheaper than the average US birth is ridiculous. Closing an entire wing of St mary's, having security sweeps and round the clock security, and extra staff on hand in case of problems probably cost a small fortune.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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We need universal health care and we need to face that fact and stop the partisan BS.
Agreed, though that'll never happen here.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Agreed, though that'll never happen here.
Nope. Americans are terrified of anything that can be called a socialist programme, ignoring the facts of free education, welfare, etc.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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Nope. Americans are terrified of anything that can be called a socialist programme, ignoring the facts of free education, welfare, etc.
You're preaching the choir, man. And these boomers are going to bankrupt Medicare.
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