Got some news for Mr Dunphy: nothing is free.
he should have sent the bill to Pelosi........
posted on 12/28/2011 2:54:36 AM PST
(((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
Not that anyone in FR would give a flying monkey...but the VEBA (UAW retiree health care) does this, too, in spades. It’s what Obama care will do.
Some of the little gifts hidden in that “book” no one bothered to read.
posted on 12/28/2011 4:20:09 AM PST
To: markomalley; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; ...
RE :”His insurance company told him it would be covered 100 percent, with no copayment from him and no charge against his deductible. The nation's 1-year-old health law requires most insurance plans to cover all costs for preventive care including colon cancer screening. So Dunphy had the procedure in April.
Then the bill arrived: $1,100.
Dunphy, a 61-year-old Phoenix small business owner, angrily paid it out of his own pocket because of what some prevention advocates call a loophole. His doctor removed two noncancerous polyps during the colonoscopy. So while Dunphy was sedated, his preventive screening turned into a diagnostic procedure. That allowed his insurance company to bill him.
Like many Americans, Dunphy has a high-deductible insurance plan. He hadn't spent his deductible yet. So, on top of his $400 monthly premium, he had to pay the bill.
This will be fixed in 2014 when the full Obama-care goes into effect and outlaws his 'high deductible' plan and his insurance premiums triple to $1200. He is one of the Americans that Obama and Democrats called free riders.
On the bright side he will pay nothing for Breast Cancer Xrays that women need that he is forced to pay for in his premiums as well as women's reproductive health related tests.
posted on 12/28/2011 4:33:14 AM PST
(You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
It makes no sense at all that a colonoscopy is “preventive care.” A colonoscopy doesn’t prevent anything, except a good night’s sleep and a pleasant day afterward: it is solely a diagnostic procedure. Either the view shows nothing, or it shows something that requires medical action, such as polyps or a tumor.
posted on 12/28/2011 5:05:59 AM PST
(Two women in one house ... and one of 'em a redhead!)
Typical AP. Excoriate an insurance industry for charging $1,000. Say nothing about Obama upping the country’s deficit by 4 trillion (or about $11k for every man, woman, and child).
posted on 12/28/2011 5:10:03 AM PST
Most of us KNEW we were being sold a bill of goods. Some are late to the party, but at least they’re getting it now.
posted on 12/28/2011 6:21:23 AM PST
(If you supported Palin, there's no way you can support Newt. They don't agree on much.)
The entire article keeps complaining that something that is supposed to be “free” is not being paid for by the insurance companies. How these “journalists” sleep at night baffles me. Hint: if your complaint is that another party is not funding the services you consume, then you are admitting the service is not free and you admitting that your desire is for Atlas to carry your weight.
posted on 12/28/2011 6:48:38 AM PST
(Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
Lemme see if I understand this right: A colonoscopy is “free” only for those who didn’t need one in the first place? Or in other words, it’s preventive of nothing?
Don’t blame obamacare. This has been part of my preventative care package long before obamacare.
posted on 12/28/2011 8:31:48 AM PST
(obama - "FREDO" smart)
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