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Forum Post: Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, Staggering Cost Differences

Posted 1 year ago on May 8, 2013, 10:17 a.m. EST by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC
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When a patient arrives at Bayonne Hospital Center in New Jersey requiring treatment for the respiratory ailment known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she faces an official price tag of $99,690.

Less than 30 miles away in the Bronx, N.Y., the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center charges only $7,044 for the same treatment, according to a massive federal database of national health care costs made public on Wednesday.

more... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/hospital-prices-cost-differences_n_3232678.html

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago
[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

In compliment -

Um @myriadgenetics, are you really trying to patent MY genes? SERIOUSLY? By @ACLU. (via @Upworthy) http://www.upworthy.com/an-awful-corporation-does-something-so-cartoonishly-creepy-that-we-have-to-make-a-dr-evil-reference-4?g=2&c=upw1 Pls Consider

TWEET

[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago

that is too crazy... we need to start sue-ing the patent office

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

It is insanity - and suing the patent office might be a very good thing to do.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

For profit assholes.

GREED THE #1 CAUSE OF DISEASE/DEATH/DESTRUCTION IN THE WORLD.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4650) 1 year ago

Medical is used as a weapon. Terrible bullies, attacking people when they are at their lowest.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

The ill bent over a barrel to provide for - profits. That's Sick

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4650) 1 year ago

And, the quality of medical is often frightful.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Part of the for profit process - minimal input/service ( time as well as material ) to keep overhead down and money to the pocket maximum. It is an unhealthy value system - so pretty much anathema to Health Care.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3158) 1 year ago

Simply outrageous! These days - 'Unregulated capitalism is out of control. Like a cancer, it has become "something evil or malignant that spreads destructively," with tumors growing in several once-healthy parts of the American body.' from - http://www.nationofchange.org/cancer-capitalism-1367852286 . Also see - http://www.nationofchange.org/blogs/maria-faini-and-dave-pogue/all-i-want-christmas-universal-health-care-1355245334 . Never Give Up On The 99%! Occupy The Important Issues! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

you guys ready for single payer yet?

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (28122) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Tweet - share info on for profit abuse.

Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Bewildering System, Staggering Cost Differences http://huff.to/16W4BIC via @HuffPostBiz


One example of why "for profit" is against Universal Health Care.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4650) 1 year ago

Corporate War Of Aggression

[-] 1 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 1 year ago

the REAL GOOD thing about this ... is the new transparency delivered via the

Medicare Provider Charge Data

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/Medicare-Provider-Charge-Data/index.html