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Author Topic: How Uninsured Treated  (Read 1167 times)

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Offline NycJoe

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How Uninsured Treated
« on: April 30, 2007, 06:56:54 PM »
Has anyone ever gone to the hospital/emergency room without insurance and if so how were you treated?  Were you given a hard time about it?  I am in the middle of an unfortunate short gap in insurance coverage but thinking about seeking medical attention for something.  Thanks for any info/experiences...Joe

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Re: How Uninsured Treated
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 09:23:26 PM »
I can't guarantee how you will be treated, but if you go to the ER, they have to see you.

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Offline poznlongbeach

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Re: How Uninsured Treated
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 09:24:34 PM »

Not sure if things are different for you in New York but I'm in Long Beach California and have had to go to county hospital a few times. The hardest thing is waiting and waiting but then I had to do that when I had insurance. AS for the care it was great and never got any looks just because I did not have insurance.
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Offline Bartro

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Re: How Uninsured Treated
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 11:32:41 PM »
Most hospitals with a saint's name attached won't send you away.  If there's no way you can afford to pay make sure you are up front about it otherwise they'll turn you into collections pronto if you don't make payments.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: How Uninsured Treated
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 11:38:40 PM »
I've been to the hospital and Dr. offices and the clinic to many to times to count and they've all treated me very well. My doctor is the one that signed for my SSI and got it through. I can't complain about the treatment that I have received, no different than when I did have insurance.


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