With almost 20 years inside the health insurance industry, Wendell Potter saw for-profit insurers hijack our health care system and put profits before patients. Now, he speaks with Bill Moyers about how those companies are standing in the way of health care reform.
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monkeybutter wrote:people won't go to the doctor until its too late. I mean, honestly, if you had flu-like symptoms, would you pay $300 just to make sure you didn't have pneumonia or whateve too, or would you just pocket the money and wait until you got better or much worse?
robbdaman wrote:Eagle that is sort of the sentiment that a lot of the Canadians they interview talk about in Sicko. Going to a doctor here must suck so badly. Michael Moore's Canadian relatives wouldn't go to the US without purchasing health insurance first because if anything were to go wrong they can't trust the healthcare system to not fuck them over.
Sweeney wrote:I won't go to US for even a day without medical insurance coverage. Any visit to US hospital could cost thousands, or even tens of thousands for anything simple.
monkeybutter wrote:Sweeney wrote:I won't go to US for even a day without medical insurance coverage. Any visit to US hospital could cost thousands, or even tens of thousands for anything simple.
don't you guys have some kind of reciprocity thing set up with american hospitals where your gov't pays our hospitals if you get mauled by one of our smaller, non-polar bears while you're down here?
that was sort of the impression I got when I was setting up my canadian insurance when I was a student up there.
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