I saw this on HuffPost... what a fucking dummy she was.
And she even fake cried! What a bitch. Anyway here's from another forum I'll C and P:
"but the joke is with that $8000 bill is that most of it went to Insurance Company Investors due to "minimums" -- what is a a "minimum"?
It's the minimum that the insurance companies with have them charge.
So say you have an injury that requires 5 items and a certain amount of labor hour
say the total material costs are $39, $150, $388, $1.50, and $655
say the labor costs are $300
So actual costs = $1533.50
Minimums means that there's a minimum that they can charge to insurance companies for those items.
$39 = $100
$159 = $200
$1.50 = $100
$655 = $1000
$300 = $300
Minimum fee for ER vist
Insurance company billed at = $2200
Actual mark-ups are much much higher --
So the insurance company pays you bill at $1533.50 but charges you a percentage based on 2200
So any whining that the government would do a worse job than the shell game we have now -- is insane
So they get an extra $700 + you deductible and that equals lots of happy investors and lots of lobbying.
I'm just giving an example
and the proof is in the pudding
most millionaires I know do not carry health insurance. They carry catastrophic insurance but they pay everything else out of pocket because it's cheaper
If you don't believe me get an out of pocket quote next time you are treated and compare that to what the insurance company claims they paid. You'll be surprised.