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commented on Yet Another Example of Oppressive Government Regulations Destroying Free Enterprise
@23 wow, almost none of what you said makes any sense. Please tell us you do not ever vote for any election more important than County Dogcatcher.
"You think" there was a vast conspiracy during Prohibition to poison US citizens? You think?
Then you go on to blue-sky a bunch of bullshit about the question of gov't regulations.
Please stick to listening to the midnight radio UFO conspiracy show, and don't ever comment on stuff the adults are discussing ever again, thanks.
commented on Browse the Medicare Hospital Charges and Payment Data
Very interesting. I had a recent stay at Hotel Swedish and they charged 2.5X the rate listed for my condition. My private insurer paid about 80% of that.
I never received an itemized bill, so all I know is the total cost for the whole shebang. ER + OR treatment + 4-day stay in ICU.
I am assuming the codes are for only the listed treatment, and any followup stay in the hospital is charged via a different and separate code. Or is it all bundled into the codes & costs listed? If the charge includes the required hospital stay, then Swedish charged my insurer two-and-a-half times the Medicare cost.
commented on New Gun Enthusiast...
@5280 Do you seriously expect us to believe you when you assert "It's true, I read it on teh internets!"?
HAH HAH HAH HAH HAH!