Health Care Ruling:

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Health Care Ruling:
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Sat, 08-13-2011 - 4:11pm

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 1:31pm
In England doctors are rewarded for keeping their patients healthy not how many they treat for an illness as in the US.


 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 1:08pm

So, so long you can afford an insurance or have insurance through work, you are fine.

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Registered: 12-22-2000
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 12:51pm

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 12:10pm

"a person with no insurance would have to pay for a normal doctor visit?"

I can't answer that directly as prices aren't set & vary. A doctor may take a lesser payment for cash.

Say for instance a regular GP visit is $150, or there about.

I have really good insurance purchased through my husband's company. The company pays 1/2. All employees have the same insurance so we/they get a reasonable rate. I go to the doc. pay a $20 co-pay & the office sends a claim to my insurance company. The insurance co. pays the doctor 70% of the bill.


If I were on Medicaid, for people over 65 yrs. old, the doctor only receives about 45% of the cost of a visit. That's why some doctors wont take Medicaid patients or they limit the number of these patients.

I heard some hospitals will negotiate the cost if someone is paying cash.

My dental is an entirely different insurance company. I get two cleaning per year & a total of $1000 of work done before I pay out of my pocket.

Same with eye care entirely different insurance co. For a check-up $10 co-pay the remainder is covered. Eye glasses the insurance covers about 60%.

 


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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 10:56am

Yes our countries are different,

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Sun, 08-21-2011 - 9:50am

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 8:54am
There are differences between our countries.
I am glad that Sweden's health care system is working at an acceptable level. As I said from the start, the US's system is in need of repair, the biggest problem being access for low income. The system now is not adequate.
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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sun, 08-21-2011 - 4:58am

Our socialwelfare does not work as yours,

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 10:22pm
Nope, I'm not going to try. I don't see a use for it. I do not need to reduce things to the price of a big mac to understand comparisons. It's really ok if I don't, you are also free to use it as much as you like, and that is perfectly fine with me.
"In Sweden every one pays the same , except those on socialwelfare, they get the money back from socialwelfare since they are living on minium.

If I was working and got 20000 dollar a month, I still would only pay 900 SEK per 12 month period. It doesnt matter how rich or poor you are, we pay the same fixed price. "

Yes, I understand. The fixed costs are the same, if one meets the criteria for low income, their costs are subsidized, so while they may pay the same up front, they get that money back. If someone does not meet that criteria, they don't get their money back, so now the costs are no longer the same. Would that be correct?





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Registered: 12-16-2004
Sat, 08-20-2011 - 12:07pm

No it isnt mine , it is

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