Tests And Treatment

The big news coming out of one of Trump’s pressers is that the prognosis was positive Americans that want a virus test can get it and for free.

See that is the type of news that should be made at the very beginning of this pandemic…..but late news is still good news.

That then got me to thinking…the test is free but what about the treatment once the diagnosis is positive?

Did not tke long for the information although a bit contradictory to start seeping out at a snail’s pace……and then my question gets an answer….

Thousands of people, if not millions, experts predict, will be admitted to hospitals during the pandemic. They’ll not only be facing a disease, COVID-19, but a bill—in one Massachusetts woman’s case, $34,927.43—that they might not be able to pay. “I was pretty sticker-shocked,” Danni Askini said. “I personally don’t know anybody who has that kind of money.” It took several trips to the ER before she was given a test that confirmed that she had the disease. Askini was about to start a new job and didn’t have insurance. Now that she won’t be able to start the job yet, Askini has applied for Medicaid, hoping the bill will be covered retroactively. Otherwise, she said in a tweet, “I will never be able to pay” the $35,000.

Even a COVID-19 patient with employer insurance can expect a bill of just under $10,000, assuming there are no complications, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates. Complications would double that, per Time. And there are 27 million Americans without health insurance. It’s a larger story than her experience, Askini said, adding that she doesn’t want to be anyone’s “sympathy porn”; it’s about a broken system. The test alone cost her $900. The total bill, Askini tweeted, was more than her bachelor’s and master’s degrees cost combined.

Damn!

Here’s a thought….those profits the Senators made from inside trading be confiscated and put into a fund to help people struggling to pay for their health care.

You guys have any thoughts?

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

Time for our secret walk…….

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Please everyone be well and safe……

I Read, I Write You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

5 thoughts on “Tests And Treatment

  1. The government should cover any virus-realted medical bills completely. If they can afford to fund a Space Force, then they have the money to care for their people.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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