• talbano
    here's a preview of obamacare- I had been sick for a week or so bad bug going around NE due to freak cold then warm weather. I finally went
    1/6/12
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    • talbano: my Primary care DR, being my DR since I was 20 he looked at me and said I needed to go to the ER. He said he would call ahead. it took 4 hrs
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: We got three new "Doc's in a Box" here they are working great & cheap.
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    • talbano: to be seen by a dr. People were their with just a cold & one to have stiches removed. I had no choice 2 b there as my BP was dangerously low
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: What did you have Tal?
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    • talbano: The care was good but w/ so many people on medicaid/medicare they cannot find Drs & end up in ERs. As they cut reimbursements it will get
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    • talbano: worse. We pay 30k/yr for health insurance but the system is broken. My Dr was right 2 send me but something has to b done 4 basic care
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: It's kinda like Las Vegas cash buyers go to front of line.
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: They stiffed Cramer's Dad on Long Term Care Insurance which is Ponzi scheme imo.
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    • talbano: HIll- you are so like me. I kept saying to my husband why don't they have an express lane for people with insurance i.e. the paying customer
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    • talbano: Find yourself a good doctor now because in 2-6 years I doubt you will be able to. My Dr is the most sought after 1 in our area u have 2 know
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: I have several doctors in family, one was Army doc all over the world and wicked good, 1 baby doc, 1 chest cutter.
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    • talbano: someone to get into his practice and that has been years now. I picked from a book only to find out my hus grad w/his wife & other contacts
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    • talbano: Keep in mind we have 2 Major Medical Fac side by side. I went to the less crowded one. My Dr just wanted all test done, hydration etc
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Lots O Doc's are broke, my family guy is a good stock picker, my dentist early investor in PNRA.
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    • talbano: he didn't want to send me for labs then 2 weeks to one specialist, then another etc. His logic was I had been too sick too long.
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: The Insurance companies have the money they just don't pay claims or "slow pay"
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    • talbano: Sharing my saga so if anyone out there doesn't have a Primary care -RHP ONE , I cannot wait to get my kids one when they r old enough
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    • talbano: And our family has and MD, Surgeon, 1 NPrac, 2 RNs, I nurse anesthetist, I personally know head of Neurosurgery and Neurologist
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Defensive Medicine, my dad 76 was in hospital minor surgery, they ordered full battery of tests, never had tests before.
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    • talbano: You will eventually see concierge med for the rich and clinics for everyone else.
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: He was OK but they CYA, & they are paid by procedure, ie cash flow.
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Con Med big in TX, had Uncle was gas passer.
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    • talbano: HIll- for the money we pay for insurance they should- He really did eveything right exactly what my Dr wanted too. No add ons
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: I help the Local Head Nurse with equity selection, just in case, so far so good.
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    • talbano: I couldn't believe how busier it was getting some mother brought her kid in to have 5 stiches removed? My kids drs have 8-9am walk in
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Got sand in eye golfing at Myrtle Beach went to ER, guys with tumors on neck size of grapefruit, old guy having heart attack, really bad....
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    • talbano: I have taken each of my kids to the ER once in their life (knock on wood) My daughter had a really bad cold & has borderline asthma
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: 5 stiches we do that in my kitchen! LOL!
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    • talbano: My son was 3 & had 104.5 fever. Ended up / slighly elevated white count Gave IV antibiotics. Everyother mishap has been handled by their Dr
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: If you got rid of ins. co health care costs would drop, that is where they money goes.
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    • talbano: hillbill- LOL I was like give me some tweezers and paring knife. My son shoved a rock i his ear when he was 4 His ped said to take him to er
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Insurance Companies have more Congressmen in their pocket than Vito Corleone! LOL!
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    • talbano: I negoiated how much damaged I would do if I tried to get it out and pushed it further..anyway I took a pin & carefully extracted it.
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    • talbano: Fort I just have the stomach flu that is going around but I hadn't been able to drink to eat for a week or 2, I was dehydrated &bp was 96/78
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: I had a bad car wreck years ago, guy ran a stop sign and hit me, guy in ambulace asked which hospital I wanted to go to?
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: I said the closest! LOL!
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    • talbano: we have a new doc & box just down the street now. Every family needs a DR, Lawyer and high ranking Legal Offical or someone in politics
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Girl in ER cut off my clothes, a $1000 suit and ask what do you want me to do with your clothes? I said burn them! LOL!
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    • talbano: lol- what I don't get is EMTs make very little money. It's kinda weird. A least you could they them where to take u
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    • talbano: NIce did you claim the suit with the insurance?
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: No, but settled years latter!
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    • Hillbilly Stock Star: Not the clothes per se, insurance settlement yes. Although if you get hit you wanna get hit by someone in a Mercedes!
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    • talbano: I'll remember that ! We got a gift these past weekend. My daughter got a 450 speeding ticket, we called someone we know to see if anything
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    • talbano: could be done. Since she is a Junior Oper it would mean loss of license for 90day 500 reinstatement fee. Shear luck our friend knew the cop
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    • talbano: & the ticket got ripped up. That was day after 60 kids came 2 my house Nyrs eve. Meanwhile the 14 kids at our beach house did shut the sump
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    • talbano: pump off and the basement flooded. it's been quite a week not exactly the way I wanted to begin te year!! A ranch in the south sounds nice
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    • talbano: *the
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    • Irishmedic: I already see it Tal, very different treatment for different patients!
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    • talbano: i was wondering when you would weigh in my friend - good to hear from you IM!
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