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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,671
    ldent42 said:

    In BC there is an ambulance charge - I'm not sure what it is, but I think I've heard in the region of $150 - $200. Nothing else pertaining to a hospital stay is charged for, but there are charges for odd other things like specialty colours of cast material (you can get the plain old white one for free), braces and crutches, outpatient physiotherapy, etc.

    what about in patient physio?
    Inpatient physio is covered and it depends on whether you have any/what kind of extended health you may have for how much you pay for out patient physio.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,449
    ldent42 said:

    In BC there is an ambulance charge - I'm not sure what it is, but I think I've heard in the region of $150 - $200. Nothing else pertaining to a hospital stay is charged for, but there are charges for odd other things like specialty colours of cast material (you can get the plain old white one for free), braces and crutches, outpatient physiotherapy, etc.

    what about in patient physio?
    Inpatient physio has no direct cost to the patient. I'm struggling with how to phrase this, because of course it isn't "free"; it's paid for by taxes and all health care consumers need to be mindful of that to minimize misuse of resources. But yes, no-one is billed for it directly.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,789
    edited October 2014
    ldent42 said:

    In BC there is an ambulance charge - I'm not sure what it is, but I think I've heard in the region of $150 - $200. Nothing else pertaining to a hospital stay is charged for, but there are charges for odd other things like specialty colours of cast material (you can get the plain old white one for free), braces and crutches, outpatient physiotherapy, etc.

    what about in patient physio?
    I don't think you pay for in-patient physio. Just out-patient (even 75% or so of that is usually covered by extended medical, which any good employer provides).

    I have never ever received a bill from a hospital or clinic, and no, radiology is never an extra cost if you're not talking about completely elective procedures (not sure there is any such thing when you're talking radiology tests, x-rays, etc).

    Basic Healthcare covers everything you REALLY need besides prescriptions (which you also get a large amount of coverage for with extended healthcare coverage), not counting put-patient physio or thearaputic massage (perhaps there are exceptions to this too). Unless you're talking fancy casts and private rooms and shit it would be bizarre to have to pay a bill on your way out of a hospital or clinic for a non-elective/necessary stay or procedure or test.
    Ever watched Sicko? That movie gives you a bit of an idea.

    No idea how Americans tolerate their Healthcare system. It's basically a criminal enterprise.
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661
    Yup. South Carolina.

    As far as American healthcare, its just like any other business that want to make money....
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,789
    edited October 2014
    Except that most businesses don't kill people against their will to make the money....
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    Ugh I'm moving to Canada.
    Except I'm not cuz it's too cold & snow is a problem.

    But yea I get that it's not exactly free. But you don't have to pay quarterly premiums to insurance A and monthly premiums to insurance B only to get kicked out on your ass cuz they've decided you don't need to be treated for more than 100 days even though the doc said you need 6 months right?

    I'm sorry. I'm just aggravated as fuck and frankly I shouldn't be discussing this on the internet. But I am seriously considering getting myself settled somewhere a little less awful in a couple decades so I don't have to put myself through this b.s.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,449
    Ident42, are you really in New York city? You get snow, right? I can pretty much guarantee that the winters are warmer where I live than in NYC.
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    yea i am. Snow is a problem. I just Googled Victoria, BC and see it's on the west coast. I will consider that for meself in the future.
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    Where's everyone at today?
    I've met Rob

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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    I just got home from work.

    So why does BB not want you to come to his party EG?
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    edited October 2014

    I just got home from work.

    So why does BB not want you to come to his party EG?

    :)) I said he got "boom roasted" in some thread
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  • badbrainsbadbrains Posts: 10,255

    I just got home from work.

    So why does BB not want you to come to his party EG?

    :)) I said he got "boom roasted" in some thread
    Is that like getting "high" with boom? =))
  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    badbrains said:

    I just got home from work.

    So why does BB not want you to come to his party EG?

    :)) I said he got "boom roasted" in some thread
    Is that like getting "high" with boom? =))
    I like that. Fuck yeah...Boooooooom
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    Stupid Question:

    Is Hedonist always looking for conflict or a peacekeeper? :))

    That thread gave me a laugh.
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  • badbrainsbadbrains Posts: 10,255

    Stupid Question:

    Is Hedonist always looking for conflict or a peacekeeper? :))

    That thread gave me a laugh.

    No brainer, peacekeeper 100%! :-bd
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,449

    Stupid Question:

    Is Hedonist always looking for conflict or a peacekeeper? :))

    That thread gave me a laugh.

    She is looking for conflict - so she can smooth it out!
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Hedonist is quite intelligent, and that sometimes comes off as contrite, or irksome.. But I say peacekeeper all the way!
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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    Stupid Question:

    Is Hedonist always looking for conflict or a peacekeeper? :))

    That thread gave me a laugh.

    Ask big bank hank? Lol
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527

    Stupid Question:

    Is Hedonist always looking for conflict or a peacekeeper? :))

    That thread gave me a laugh.

    Ask big bank hank? Lol
    This is funny!!
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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,671

    Where's everyone at today?

    This does not qualify as a stupid question...correct phrasing is 'why do I feel all alone here?'

    P.S. I imagine it's most people's first day back to work after rocking the last of the tour which means way too busy.

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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    Where's everyone at today?

    This does not qualify as a stupid question...correct phrasing is 'why do I feel all alone here?'

    P.S. I imagine it's most people's first day back to work after rocking the last of the tour which means way too busy.

    I feel that it does qualify as a stupid question. Didn't you see who asked it? =))
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327

    Where's everyone at today?

    This does not qualify as a stupid question...correct phrasing is 'why do I feel all alone here?'

    P.S. I imagine it's most people's first day back to work after rocking the last of the tour which means way too busy.

    I feel that it does qualify as a stupid question. Didn't you see who asked it? =))
    we need a kick to the nuts smiley
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  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,671
    Wouldn't using a kick in the nuts smiley get someone banned????

    Also I don't know Empty so I can't comment although starting a thread asking to go to a party does carry a certain wiff of desperation that is questionable...
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  • Empty GlassEmpty Glass In Rob's shedPosts: 12,327
    edited October 2014

    Wouldn't using a kick in the nuts smiley get someone banned????

    Also I don't know Empty so I can't comment although starting a thread asking to go to a party does carry a certain wiff of desperation that is questionable...

    =))

    You may have a point
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  • WhatYouTaughtMeWhatYouTaughtMe I have no idea what's going on right now!Posts: 4,839

    Wouldn't using a kick in the nuts smiley get someone banned????

    Also I don't know Empty so I can't comment although starting a thread asking to go to a party does carry a certain wiff of desperation that is questionable...

    =D>
  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    Wouldn't using a kick in the nuts smiley get someone banned????

    Also I don't know Empty so I can't comment although starting a thread asking to go to a party does carry a certain wiff of desperation that is questionable...

    Funny thing is, I don't know him either!!! :P
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    Elistist Fucking Asshole.

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  • Last-12-ExitLast-12-Exit Charleston, SCPosts: 8,661

    Where's everyone at today?

    This does not qualify as a stupid question...correct phrasing is 'why do I feel all alone here?'

    P.S. I imagine it's most people's first day back to work after rocking the last of the tour which means way too busy.

    I feel that it does qualify as a stupid question. Didn't you see who asked it? =))
    we need a kick to the nuts smiley
    We can use this instead of a smiley

    image
    Jealousy is ugly.
    Elistist Fucking Asshole.

    Mine is mine and yours won't take its place.

    Noblesville 8-17-98
    Jacksonville 11-25-12 EV
    Charlotte 10-30-13
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,988

    Hedonist is quite intelligent, and that sometimes comes off as contrite, or irksome.. But I say peacekeeper all the way!

    I'm so confused on this - nice but then...the hell?

    Never been my intent to get under anyone's skin..and contrite? I'm typically not remorseful unless warranted.

    But...thank you?

    Sure, fuck it. Thank you!

    (and, Empty, as to your conflict question...

    ...can I even say "dumb" anymore here? :D)

    You're alright, man. A good sport.
  • northerndragonnortherndragon somewhere, nowhere, anywherePosts: 9,671
    hedonist said:

    Hedonist is quite intelligent, and that sometimes comes off as contrite, or irksome.. But I say peacekeeper all the way!

    I'm so confused on this - nice but then...the hell?

    Never been my intent to get under anyone's skin..and contrite? I'm typically not remorseful unless warranted.

    But...thank you?

    Sure, fuck it. Thank you!

    (and, Empty, as to your conflict question...

    ...can I even say "dumb" anymore here? :D)

    You're alright, man. A good sport.
    The overall message is that sometimes intelligent, witty and sometimes sarcastic people can come off very differently when seen written on a page, but you are a good person who is more of a peacekeeper than a shit disturber.

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    You never really had to begin with.


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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,554

    hedonist said:

    Hedonist is quite intelligent, and that sometimes comes off as contrite, or irksome.. But I say peacekeeper all the way!

    I'm so confused on this - nice but then...the hell?

    Never been my intent to get under anyone's skin..and contrite? I'm typically not remorseful unless warranted.

    But...thank you?

    Sure, fuck it. Thank you!

    (and, Empty, as to your conflict question...

    ...can I even say "dumb" anymore here? :D)

    You're alright, man. A good sport.
    The overall message is that sometimes intelligent, witty and sometimes sarcastic people can come off very differently when seen written on a page, but you are a good person who is more of a peacekeeper than a shit disturber.

    Add to that the qualities of being up front and honest which sometimes can include a little shit stirring AND peacekeeping both and all put out there forthrightly (aka, "no bullshit"). :-)

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