Monday, January 30, 2017

Comrade Mayor speaks out

Comrade Mayor is an idiot.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome."
Makes you wonder what other crimes he'd define as 'not enough to hand them to the feds' for.

ATF is playing "The law is what we say it is" again.

I'd heard that paying cash dropped the cost a lot, but damn!
The all-inclusive price for every operation is listed on the website. A rotator-cuff repair for the shoulder costs $8,260. A surgical procedure for carpal tunnel syndrome is $2,750. Setting and casting a basic broken leg: $1,925....
The Surgery Center would charge $19,000 for [patient Art Villa's] whole-knee replacement, a discount of nearly 50% on what Villa expected to be charged at his local hospital. And that price would include everything from airfare to the organization's only facility, in Oklahoma City, to medications and physical therapy. If unforeseen complications arose during or after the procedure, the Surgery Center would cover those costs. Villa wouldn't see another bill.
The savings for Villa's surgery were so awesome that his company footed the bill. Others are following suit:

1 comment:

wheels said...

A few years ago, I broke my ankle. I let it heal the old-fashioned way, because I didn't have medical insurance at the time. I could have had the ankle operated on, with pins and screws put in, but the cost was prohibitive. My doctor would have charged $600 for the operation, and the anesthesiologist would have been about the same, but the hospital - even with a 40% discount for cash payment - wanted about $20000 for use of the OR.