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#1 peanuts

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Posted October 07 2013 - 09:47 AM

http://money.msn.com...art-attack-cost



I found this interesting in the UK there is no charge for having a heart attack or a replacement heart if you need one.




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Posted October 07 2013 - 09:53 AM

They're free!



 



It's the "demand" that makes treatment an ethical profit scheme.    :D




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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:00 AM

http://money.msn.com...art-attack-cost
I found this interesting in the UK there is no charge for having a heart attack or a replacement heart if you need one.


No cost for a heart attack in the UK.......

Both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD) have significant economic costs for the United Kingdom.

In 2009 CVD cost the UK health care system around £9 billion. 64 per cent of this cost was for hospital care, whereas 23 per cent was the cost of medication.

More statistics can be found in our publications Coronary Heart Disease Statistics 2012 and European Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2012.


That's courtesy of the British Heart Foundation

#4 peanuts

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:02 AM

I would rather have a heartattack in the uk and know I will get treated, even if I was unemployed and coundn't afford insurance.




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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:03 AM

I would rather have a heartattack in the uk and know I will get treated, even if I was unemployed and coundn't afford insurance.


NO ONE is being denied treatment in the US

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:05 AM

http://money.msn.com...art-attack-cost
I found this interesting in the UK there is no charge for having a heart attack or a replacement heart if you need one.


You can have a heart attack for free pretty much anywhere in the world.
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#7 Finster

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:06 AM

Mine cost me $100. That was my deductible for going to the emergency room.

Don't recall what it cost my insurance carrier. Between 80 and 100 grand most likely

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:16 AM

I would rather have a heartattack in the uk and know I will get treated, even if I was unemployed and coundn't afford insurance.

This made me chuckle.

I too would rather you have a heart attack in the UK where you could get treated when you are unemployed and can't afford insurance. We have enough of you people in the US doing the same damn thing. :laugh:

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:20 AM

http://money.msn.com...art-attack-cost
I found this interesting in the UK there is no charge for having a heart attack or a replacement heart if you need one.


And your tax burden in the UK is?

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:22 AM

And your tax burden in the UK is?


Assuming he paid taxes, if you divide the $14.5B by the 63M Brits, it works out that he paid $230 for the heart attack I hope he didn't have.

Of course, that assumes every man, woman and child paid into the health system, so I'm sure if he's a tax payer, his share was more than $230

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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Finster View Post   ... Don't recall what it cost my insurance carrier. Between 80 and 100 grand most likely



 



And it probably was this costly, why?




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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:53 AM

If you have a heart attack, do you even want  a doctor that will do the work for 230 bucks?




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Posted October 07 2013 - 10:56 AM

If you have a heart attack, do you even want  a doctor that will do the work for 230 bucks?


Hell no, my Uncle Jeb would cut me open for free.
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Posted October 07 2013 - 11:09 AM

And it probably was this costly, why?


because the costs had to help cover the same treatment for who knows how many people that had a heart attack but no way to pay for treatment, because despite what a few folks around here would like us to think, we don't just say eff you to those that need the treatment but can't pay.

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Posted October 07 2013 - 11:12 AM

I tripped over two heart attack victims on my morning stroll.
It seems folks are dieing in the street now that Obama care has kicked in.
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