UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (31) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread
Author: Goofyhoofy Big funky green star, 20000 posts Top Favorite Fools Top Recommended Fools Feste Award Nominee! Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 59775  
Subject: Re: America dead last Date: 10/24/2011 9:06 PM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 65
By SP's logic, we should treat malnutrition in the country by having hungry people walk in to Ruth's Chris Steak House, ordering a porterhouse (medium rare, please) with loaded baked potato, and then walking out without paying. Why would that matter? They can just raise the prices for all the "rich people", can't they?

The idea that Emergency Rooms are set up to do regular or even casual "walk in clinic" type medicine is ridiculous; the expenses are 10 times higher for the same treatments, and you drive those prices even higher because of the staffing requirements necessary to handle such routine matters.

But by all means, let's encourage people to wait until a small medical problem develops into a life-threatening emergency, and then have them come to a hospital Emergency Room for care, and then not pay anything "because rich people have insurance."

Never mind that most people aren't rich, that workers pay for their insurance one way or another, and that those costs are being offloaded onto the middle class in the form of higher benefit costs without better actual benefits for them.

It's a mindset, and you can't break through. Jethro Tull said it best: "Thick as a brick."
 
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll . Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (31) | Ignore Thread Prev Thread | Prev | Next | Next Thread

Announcements

Post of the Day:
Value Hounds

Ubiquiti Analysis
What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and "#1 Media Company to Work For" (BusinessInsider 2011)! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement