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  Posted 07 January 2019 - 06:18 PM

Progressives Encounter Socialized Medicine in San Fran and Hate It



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Daniel Greenfield
January 7, 2019



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The story, ironically enough, comes from Vox. It's ironic because this is exactly the system that lefties champion. A system which punishes people with jobs to reward people without. A social welfare state built on the backs of the middle class and the working class.

But when they actually encounter the real thing.

The scene is San Francisco's Zuckerberg hospital and its crowded ER (yes, that Zuckerberg), which claims to serve Medicaid patients by ripping off insured patients in two ways. First, by overcharging them. Second, by being out of network for all private insurance.

So when you get into an accident and show up in their ER, you end up with a huge bill.


On April 3, Nina Dang, 24, found herself in a position like so many San Francisco bike riders on the pavement with a broken arm.

A bystander saw her fall and called an ambulance. She was semi-lucid for that ride, awake but unable to answer basic questions about where she lived. Paramedics took her to the emergency room at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where doctors X-rayed her arm and took a CT scan of her brain and spine. She left with her arm in a splint, on pain medication, and with a recommendation to follow up with an orthopedist.

A few months later, Dang got a bill for $24,074.50. Premera Blue Cross, her health insurer, would only cover $3,830.79 of that an amount that it thought was fair for the services provided. That left Dang with $20,243.71 to pay, which the hospital threatened to send to collections in mid-December.


There's a good reason for that, according to the hospital.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 10:13 PM

Holy Crap! 20G's for a friggin broken arm? how insane is that?
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