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PostSubject: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 11:46 am

How Much Hospitals Charge
For the Same Procedures


http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/08/business/how-much-hospitals-charge.html?ref=business&_r=1&

I typed in Pensacola, FL and got this:


Then I clicked on West Florida Hospital's dot and got this!!!!



That was just a screencap... more at the bottom of the page.

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PostSubject: Re: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 11:50 am

Here's the article I got that link from. Very useful information indeed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/business/hospital-billing-varies-wildly-us-data-shows.html

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PostSubject: Re: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 2:29 pm

A LOT of the difference is the illegal aliens and non working people that NEVER pay and the hospital adds those charges to everybody elses bills. Most of the charges are in the ER's where nobody is turned away..
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PostSubject: Re: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 2:46 pm

Jake92 wrote:
A LOT of the difference is the illegal aliens and non working people that NEVER pay and the hospital adds those charges to everybody elses bills. Most of the charges are in the ER's where nobody is turned away..

I never thought of West Florida Hospital as serving many indigents, though. Baptist... yes.

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PostSubject: Re: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 3:52 pm

This story is very detailed and explains how hospitals come up with their charges. It is an article from last February:

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2136864,00.html
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PostSubject: Re: Here's a link you will want to bookmark!   Fri May 10, 2013 11:18 pm

If you need to get a procedure done, this website can help you decide where you can go without getting ripped off too bad.

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