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Old 09-09-2005, 04:00 PM   #1
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30 Seconds On Toenail = $1,133.00

wow, if this doesn't speak volumes..especially how the doctor complained about his own charge

oh how I hope they lose that lawsuit


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Oh no. The entire medical community could go bankrupt if word of this spreads to other communities.
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Several of my colleagues have had the experience here of having a procedure at the hospital and having a facilities charge of exactly the same amount as the procedure. So for example, if the procedure costs $300, they got billed an additional $300 for the use of the facility. If the procedure costs $3,000, they were charged an additional $3,000 for the use of the facility. Instead of there being one standard charge per hour for the use of the facility, they just double-charge you for the cost of the procedure. It's ridiculous and though it's different from what this article describes, it's got me thinking that people here might have a case as well.
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And I thought it was expensive when I went to see an Australian doctor while I was ill last month ...
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i clip toenails for only $999.00

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It's one of the main reasons I wouldn't want to move back to the US.
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US$1,133.... that would be like $2'500.000 pesos
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I'm starting to think a NHS wouldn't be such a bad idea. It's f'ing extortion, is what it is. And our tax rates really aren't that low to begin with, considering what we get for it.

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