Over at Jackson Jambalaya, Kingfish is reading the "healthcare/insurance LAW." He is going through line by line and fleshing out his thoughts on the individual stuffs. Of course, what is in that law might be completely overturned by the reconciliation law, but someone has to start somewhere. Since Kingfish has yet to figure out LABELS in Blogger, you have to scroll down on the far right sidebar to see the list "Health care bill readings."
This brings about our topic/Q&A for this morning. I need to know how you handle stuff, really, tell me dammit.
When you go to the doctor and something is suggested for your treatment, do you ASK what this is going to cost and do you tell them that you are using insurance up front? Obviously there are two opinions on this that are WORLDS apart.
Going from an assumption that all people are insured and have assloads of money, which method do you think would get better value for your MEDICAL DOLLAR....going to the doctor with the same affliction and receiving the very same treatment.
Patient A goes in and greets the receptionist with "I need to get treated for (insert illness here). I want to know how much this is going to cost."
Patient B goes in and greets the receptionist with "I need to get treated for (insert illness here). Here is my Diamond Dave's Insurance card."
I expect everyone to answer this question and there is a reward for answering. This reward is H-U-G-E, too! As always, this Blogdom to Mediocrity accepts anonymous comments, any kind of name, and requires no registration.
The more people that respond, the better. Ask all your friends, too, and add their answers to the comments. I need a pretty big sample. If you are a chickenshit, you can e-mail me your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a handy, dandy link on the sidebar to that e-mail addy, too.
A quick note to those of you that are on Guam. Please try to limit your movement, we certainly do not want that island to tip over. DEMOCRAT! YAY!
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