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NHS... scrap it?

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Nugent, 8 Jun 2019.

  1. Joecity

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    I'd like top see him nail some wood into the floor via his foot though. I 'd like that me.
     
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  2. Feedback

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    Hes not been disproved at all. You're making that up.

    By all means refer to others who have disagreed with his view, but you might have guessed that since we're on this forum, we can all read.
     
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  3. Vimto

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    Some people will get exactly what they (think they) are asking for one of these days. *

    Sadly, that would mean that the rest of us will too.

    * And then, and only then will the dim light bulb slowly glow, and they will start whining like feck.
    Too late . Nobody listening now .. In fact ..hey didnt you ..
     
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  4. Hilly ap Willie

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    Interesting you mention that Joe. I need holiday insurance and had the heart attack and bypass surgery last year. But I'm pleasantly surprised to have got cover for a little over £30.
     
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  5. Joecity

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    Yeah. Where to? The EU?
     
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    There when you need it, I owe my life to it, of course an organisation so fast there is always room for improvement, and probably open to abuse, not read the whole Fred
     
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  7. Hilly ap Willie

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    Yes mate
     
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    83K for "pharmacy"!!!!!!!!
    Pablo Escobar got it all wrong!
     
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    Similar here. I discovered a brilliant company called World First from a health forum and use them every year.

    Got a pan European multi trip cover for a whole year for just over £40.

    This included a very in depth questionnaire about my pre-existing medical condition, which proved that it was constructed by a professional from that specific field.

    Struggled to find a life insurance / critical illness cover provider who would do the same with the exclusion of the pre existing condition though. If anyone knows of anyone, I'd be very interested.
     
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    Whilst it appears that the bill is genuine, here is an explanation and some context provided by snopes.com . Read to the end.

    FACT CHECK: Did a Man Receive a $153,000 Hospital Bill After a Failed Selfie With a Rattlesnake? - https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-man-receive-153000-bill-rattlesnake/
     
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    Having a problem opening that page as it keeps crashing, think I've managed to read it all.
    Even though its described as a complex negotiation between hospital and insurer, I still think I'd shit myself coming away with that bill.
    I'm sure there are many out there who would feel the same, having that size of bill, even if its not the actual final sum to be paid would cause many people some serious anxiety.
    Though if you're stupid enough to take a selfie with a rattlesnake then Darwin's law should come into play, he wouldn't be missed.
     
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    Medical insurance can also affect diagnosis.

    A distant aunt lives in a country where people need medical insurance, no nice free healthcare. A few months ago she went to a clinic with a very bad knee and was diagnosed with arthritis that could be left alone but should have surgery.

    Dr lardy here said it was probably a joint impact injury from her doing too much zumba at her age and it would get better on its own. Lo and behold it did, but she had been referred for surgery (no doubt at a specialist who knew the original physician) which would have cost about 30k. But it would have been covered by insurance so everyone's a winner, right?
     
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    Would an independent Wales be able to afford the NHS?
     
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  14. Colonel Cardiffi

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    Fiscal gap fiscal gap
     
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    Life and CI cover is different. There are companies that specialise in providing cover where possible for pre existing conditions, it depends what the conditions are. We deal with life and CI but not holiday cover though. Can send you one of my colleagues details if you want :thumbup:
     
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    Annual travel cover for me to the States, with pre-existing condition cover, £83.

    Europe will no doubt be the same post-brexit.

    In the US, Pre-existing conditions are not covered. The average American pays $10,000 a year on health insurance
     
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    That's insane.
     
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    Oh, do you go to the States mate?
     
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    Different underwriting for health, travel, life and critical illness.
    Some conditions simply attract higher premiums, sometimes excluded. I saw a case the other week where an employer health scheme covered all pre existing conditions. As medical science moves on some things we would think are uninsurable become acceptable.
     
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    Isn’t health insurance as an employer benefit a lot more prevalent in the states?