I have a funny put sad question if it is true?
As you may know I am in Australia after reading allot of post were you take about
insurance companies not approving ect. I like the movie “SICKO” which is a documentary on the American health system. For those who have watched it is this doco fact or a media bet up?
For example in Australia due to my injury happening at a sports clinic where I was helping coach with my son I hell thru the insurance cracks (Loss of income insurance does not cover because the injury is not bad enough, Sports cover does not cover due to I was playing the Sport, Workers insurance does not cover as I was not payed by the clinic, Public Liability does not cover due to no negligence) they what a crack LOL. What a crack.
Sorry I got off track. In Australia due to the above I am covered by the public system. What this means is the government pays all my medical tests and treatment if I use a public hospital unless my doctor refers my some were. For example I have a bad flare up and could not walk prior to epidural injection and my doctor organised an ambulance to pick me up and drop me off at the hospital and then take me home again (about
a 2 hour trip each way due to where I live) the total cost for me was $0 because the government pays (We all pay due to TAX).
I can choose my doctors and surgeons and the government pays. I have to pay the prescript
ion fee at the chemist what this means is due to my doctor writing the script
with increased amounts which he rings to get authority for. I get three months of meds (A shopping bag full) for the total cost of $5.00 Australian (about
My PT is payed you guessed it by the government again and I go twice a week. I do have pay of acupuncture but then by going to Medicare (the Government office) they reimburse me the full cost.
And due to not being able to work the government pays me sickness allowance it is not great deal of money about
$450.00 per week. I am still able to work about
15 hours before they start to take dollar for dollar.
Is this system the same in America or is it like in the movie “SICKO” were they check your wallet first to ensure you can pay before they treat you?
If the movie “sicko” is correct. I can see why I live in the lucky country.
We have allot of people talking about
the sicko movie mainly people who are waiting in waiting rooms at PT due to you get to know the staff and other patients and I would lick to able tell them if it is true or not?
sitting work away It's worth a look