Medical costs and medical billing is a sore subject with me. Don't get me started. ok..you already did.. I firmly believe that it is the honorable duty of all of citizens of the world to give everyone equal access to medical treatment. Medical access should not be reserved just for the rich or the insured.
I am on medicare and that comes closer to equal access than anything we have come up with so far in the USA. We need to expand that to each and every citizen. Then we need to take the "bs" out of it.
We have a disfunctional insurance system that becomes obvious when we see insurance bills.
My medical providers (doctors,hospitals,labs techs, etc) billed approximately .. $88,334.00... for my prostate cancer treatment and diagnosis.(I might have missed something) They were "allowed" a smaller fraction of that amount and I was asked to pay less than $1000 in addition to my $8300.00 in annual insurance premiums.
I encourage all of you to become proactive and contact your congressmen to let them know we need a better way of providing medical care and pharmaceuticals to everyone.
Have an ok memorial day holiday..
T2A, PSA 4.7
Gleason 4+4=8 right side
adrenocarcinoma of prostate
DaVinci Surgery 01/16/07
Post op report,confirms Gleason4+4=8
no extra extension/invasion identified
Back on the golf course...
90 day PSA less than 0.01 (undetectable)