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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
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Just tell the hospital staff that you are "no igles. Sin documento" before or after they discharge you from the hospital.

Boom! The hospital is now for non-profit
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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This is true for the entire US.

Most hospitals are Not for Profit which does not mean they can’t profit.
Non profit like credit unions means they don’t pay the third party investors. They make money to put back in to themselves for growth etc.
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Old Today, 08:57 AM
 
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I've been in the healthcare industry for most of the last twenty years, at two different hospitals and now I'm at a state office for a large healthcare provider. All of my employers have been not-for-profit.

I guess I'm humored when people gripe about how much doctors take home on payday but would never do the same for attorneys.
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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Just tell the hospital staff that you are "no igles. Sin documento" before or after they discharge you from the hospital.

Boom! The hospital is now for non-profit
Hmm - hospitals are not McDonalds. Nobody goes there unless very ill or in pain or delivering a child. Funny to you and worked where?
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Old Today, 09:00 AM
 
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Remember when hospitals were “not for profit” and instead became a money making machine for stockholders? And we're making America Great Again?

You need to read the story of the N.M. mother and what happened to her.

An amazing story of what happens to people when things start to go bad. The hospital demands payment, sues, and the unbelievable fallout from it all for a divorced mother working two jobs to support her three children. No one in America should have to deal with this problem!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/h...ical-debt.html

https://www.newmexicopbs.org/product...inst-patients/
Read that—
It is a one-hospital town
And that hospital is owned by a corporation that does the same thing in other towns where there is little to no competition
And you really have to wonder how good the quality of care is in place like this as well
I would be interested to know how often the inspection system that is supposed to review hospitals has come here or to any single-hospital in a small town...
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Old Today, 09:00 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Wow.

Someone points out the problems with the practices of a hospital and your first response is to tell them to open a hospital. What a wonderful human being you must be.
Healthcare is a sensitive subject for republicans. One must tread carefully.
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Old Today, 09:02 AM
 
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Even if those are not-for-profit from a legal standpoint, how is that not-for-profit from a practical standpoint?
Many non-profit companies just convert all revenue into salaries. They don't necessarily offer a product or service at cost.
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
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A lot of religious ones aren't for profit. University hospitals aren't either.
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Old Today, 09:03 AM
 
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Hmm - hospitals are not McDonalds. Nobody goes there unless very ill or in pain or delivering a child. Funny to you and worked where?
I don't work there, but i spent 3 months at the border escorting illegal immigrants and asylums to the hospital for medical checkups ranging from a common cold to surgery
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Old Today, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Wow.

Someone points out the problems with the practices of a hospital and your first response is to tell them to open a hospital. What a wonderful human being you must be.
Attempting to collect debt is a bad practice?


She likely could have negotiated the bill ( 50%) and arranged for a payment plan for the balance.

Instead, she claims to not have received a bill and ignored the summons.

I can’t get behind the NYT paywall. It is common for hospitals to sell bad debt, cents on the $. Collection agencies are more likely to use the courts to pursue deadbeats, especially for relatively small claims.
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