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Fg, I repeatedly heard the word medicaid from every person in the line behind me, I wasnt there for a hearing problem, maybe i struck a nerve with you? are you a recipient too?
I also went years ago to the emergency room with a blown disc in my neck. they put me on a bed and gave me some medicine. I went to the desk, after the examination, to fill out the paperwork because they decided to keep me for a few days. as i was standing at the desk, i had a severe reaction to the medication and passed out. a nurse caught me in a wheel chair as I fell and took me back into the emergency department and put me on a different bed. months later i was looking at my itemized charges for the whole adventure and noticed they had charged me for 2 emergency room beds at 345.00 each. I disputed the charge because i had not been out of the first bed for more than 5 minutes before i passed out. the hospital did not charge me for the second bed in the end. it is best to ask for an itemized list of all charges and dont be afraid to dispute anything if you think it wasnt needed.
I had to go recently, to the emergency room for an accident, I sat in the chair while my daughter checked me in at the desk. I sat there for 45 minutes listening to every person, checking in at that counter, giving their medicaid numbers to the receptionist. I think I was the only person, out of 25, in that waiting room with insurance. I have since found out that most urgent care centers do not take medicaid, so with the least little problem the medicaid folks march to the emergency room. The costs, to we who pay taxes, has to be astronomical compared to an urgent care office. I watched one lady bouncing her kid on her knee and chasing it around the waiting room playing. when they called her name to go back to the doctor she suddenly developed a severe limp!
so what do we call bill clinton? i read somewere that he still has an address in canada!
why is there a debate on the death penalty in north carolina? when is the last time the state executed anyone? if the courts are trying to figure out if a doctor can be present or not during the execution, why can't we send the murderers to texas or alabama and ask them to do what the courts sentenced them to do? i would rather pay for the transit to either state and pay that state to execute the animals, than pay the millions of dollars in taxes it takes yearly to keep them comfortable.
Jim, the democrats had 2 years in power to drop the pre-funded mandate. they did nothing. I blame both parties and the current postmaster general for not beating on every door in washington, during that time, to drop the 75 year travesty. washington can call it what they want, it is a cash grab that is destroying the postal service. you would think the money, already paid by the usps, would be in a special account for the future retiree benefits? try and find one dollar of it. that money is being used to pay for other government programs.
as long as the discussion is about the village roads, how about banning motorcycles with straight exhaust pipes? I can see tiger, putting on the 4th green next year, as the same time buster throttles up his 1979 harley( with straight exhausts) leaving the traffic circle. i live here and am more irritated by the noise from the motorcycles than the speed limits!
why couldnt pbs sell advertising spots to lower its costs? or operate it solely on donations which could be tax deductble??
when the railroad goes bankrupt, like every other business in the country, there will be no more need for the railroad tracks at all! then it can be paved and pothole nightmare solved
oh my god, i just saw a picture of obomber shooting skeet with an assault weapon, say it aint so dusty!!!
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