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He got 6 stitches and a tetanus shot after cutting his knee. The bill? $6,589.77. Then his wife came down with a terrible fever — but fearing another hefty bill, delayed her diagnosis of a potentially deadly bout of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

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I can hear the 'we are the greatest country in the world' chants... No you're not, by a mile How much of that goes to doctor and staff pay? There's no way stitches and a single shot could cost that much. Doctor 6000. Staff 500. 89.77 stitches/shot. Every day with the same stories... Can't find anything new to report?

Isn't there a name for that? 'American exceptionalism' is the term, I believe... You’ve tweeted this story six times. Get a new record player. Dropped a knife and cut my big toe open a few weeks ago. GF offered to take me to the ER. I said nope. Fuck that. Get me more paper towels and bandages. It healed nicely but people will keep making decisions like this and it will hurt people.

They unwisely bought insurance with an $8,000 deductible. And they admit it was risky and they gambled and lost. $6500 is about the same as the cost to replace your home’s furnace. We have stayed home at times when one of us really needed to be checked out for that very reason. And if you call 911, sometimes that comes with $1,200 bill from the city.

Thank Mitch McConnell for this disgrace This needs fixing before our backbone(working people) are bankrupt. Make no mistake, dark monies know the power lies in the taking of the land. Forcing us to pay higher rent, elect, heat, internet,CONTROL IS POWER.

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Literally everyone needs to go on a general strike until we get Medicare for all and a 25 dollar minimum wage. 🇺🇸 Healthcare system is broken The medical care system is outrageous - having Americans negotiate their most basic health care over cost.

NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesIf it's not cause for panic and it's likely already in the U.S.... why implement the travel ban? Why not simply strengthen vaccine, testing and quarantine protocols for all incoming international visitors? The take away is unchanging. Get vaccinated. 1st world must vaccinate 3rd. There’s no amount of shutdown that can keep up with microscopic virus. So, don’t panic, it’s a cautionary pause.

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