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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2013, 10:32:10 PM »

Just yesterday, and Nurse was telling me what AWFUL insurance that DaVita has.  How expense it is, and what little coverage they have.  They get charge extra for things like if they "are a smoker" or "overweight" or have certain illness's. 

This is uncommon? ??? It's the same at my work, also. You pay more if you are a smoker, obese, or diabetic (etc.) because it's a bigger risk for the insurance company.

Any claims to obesity being a bigger risk to the insurance company is scientific bull and has never been proven. 
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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2017, 08:38:46 AM »


Any claims to obesity being a bigger risk to the insurance company is scientific bull and has never been proven.

Actually that is not true - it has been proven. And the NHS (the organisation who provide free healthcare in Britain) regularly publish how much extra "fat people" cost them. And that is after figuring in the "discount" overweight people provide them with by dying younger.

Take me for example. I am overweight (but not obese) and over the last 30 years I've cost them a fortune!
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Whoever said "God does not make mistakes" has obviously never seen the complete bog up he made of my kidneys!
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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2017, 09:58:26 AM »


Here in the USA for those of us that are on Social Security Medicare there is a HUGE difference in co-pays for diabetic supplies and insulin among the different insurance companies that offer the Part D Prescription plans.

A box of 4 or 5 insulin 'pens' are billed around $700 to the insurance Companies while our co-pay on our plan is only $35

You can bet it doesn't cost the drug company that much to make the insulin.  That high price results in immense profits much  like the big stink last year when the drug Co raised the price on the single dose injection pen for allergic reaction.  I hate it when I forget words like the name of that pen.
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« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2017, 12:12:53 PM »

Charlie, that be the EPIPEN

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Here in the USA for those of us that are on Social Security Medicare there is a HUGE difference in co-pays for diabetic supplies and insulin among the different insurance companies that offer the Part D Prescription plans.

A box of 4 or 5 insulin 'pens' are billed around $700 to the insurance Companies while our co-pay on our plan is only $35

You can bet it doesn't cost the drug company that much to make the insulin.  That high price results in immense profits much  like the big stink last year when the drug Co raised the price on the single dose injection pen for allergic reaction.  I hate it when I forget words like the name of that pen.
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2018, 06:11:12 PM »

So here in Canada, every visit, every test, every doctor test, every surgery is covered. Thats our medical care. The only thing I had to pay is for parking, but wait, that's free now too. Just bring food. You have to thank Dump Trump for giving you USA people the right to pay your own way.
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2018, 05:53:14 PM »

Now this is a refreshing thread.  Completely unlike the sanitized crap on the Davita site.

Yes, I'm one of their patients.  I think "grrrrrr" is a great first response.

Anyone seen a spare kidney lying around?   ;D

Yeah, I think dear old Kent has at least one available.... After all, he does dress as a "Mouseketeer" at his annual meetings. It would be fitting if he actually followed "the all for one and one for all" motto - along with every board member and non-medical personnel as a job requirement.  :yahoo; By the way, I am also a Davita hemodialysis patient. I adore the team I work with!  :flower;

However, the little rumor that my doctor earns about $500 a head for every patient on shift at the clinic I'm at leaves me a bit conflicted.  I understand that he needs to get paid, but so do the nurses and the technicians especially with the hours they work! And it would not hurt if the patients got "kickbacks" from their time spent on the machine... 12 to 16 hours a week at least the price of stock would really help with the associated expenses. 
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« Reply #31 on: July 11, 2018, 09:46:04 AM »

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However, the little rumor that my doctor earns about $500 a head for every patient on shift at the clinic I'm at leaves me a bit conflicted.
The Medicare reimbursement rate for an MD taking care of a clinic or home care patient is a bit under $500 a month.

There was an interesting article in Nephrology News the subject of which was "how to clear $500,000 per year in your practice".

Just look at the numbers in this job ad: https://www.themedicusfirm.com/job/159530937356927/physician/nephrology/georgia/
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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2019, 10:15:38 AM »

It is US and THEM.  All for one and one for all is them....  not us.

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« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2019, 12:20:51 PM »

Fairly recently, Mr. Thiry wrote about how everything is sunshine and rainbows in davitaland - being me, I had to beg to differ.  I added a comment at the end of his article.  I did mention in the comment how I called off the truce in Colorado Governor Polis's office with davita and fresenius, guess I was a little upset seeing thiry hanging around our statehouse.

https://www.statnews.com/2019/05/29/dialysis-care-offers-lessons-for-achieving-health-equity-in-the-u-s/

**Update August 25, 2019 - Don't have time to read the above article and comment?  You can now shortcut-to-what-was-handed-to-Governor-Polis
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