- 23 Jan 2007
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Obeika, your blatant disrespect for that hospital rules is why the medical system is getting worse all the time. If you think treating patients for free is fine then so be it, but the government does not emburse hospitals as much as you would like to believe. So of corse they are going to want you to pay for things like TV and electricity. Just b/c we don't expect that at home does not mean we can bring those ideas here. If you don't want to pay those prices , don't watch TV.
Excuse me where did I write anywhere that I "blantantly" disregarded any so called rules? Just because I choose not to purchase a television card is in no way a disregard for any rules.
Those "rules" that you claim are set by individual hospitals and not by the government. Why is it necessary to expect a patient to pay an exorbitant amount of money just to watch a TV?
There is no where either that I said that the government or any hospital will or should treat a patient for free.
It was because I "knew" what was allowable or otherwise that allowed me as a patient not to get ripped off by the hospital that I was a patient at.
In the long run I ended up saving long term patients quite a bit of money, the hospitals in question were only concerned with their making a profit no matter where the money came from.
The hospital "rules" that you claim are only there to create a profit for said hospital. There is no law that says otherwise.
I was in traction for nearly one entire month, and there was nothing else to do but watch the damn TV or count the number holes in the ceiling tiles. I paid their monthly electricity bill, and we were both satitisfied at the outcome.
You sit/lay in a hospital bed with nothing else to do but watch a TV and then come back here and tell me that I should be forced to pay exorbitant prices for a damn TV card.
Dont watch TV, ok next time you have the chance sit in traction with ABSOLUTELY nothing to do, now where to go, or nowhere to move, with diapers on your *** because you can't friggin' move a friggin' inch because if you did you would be paralyzed for friggin' life.
Do that for almost a month and then tell me not to watch TV. There is no "law" that says I broke any rules.
Next time I'll send you the bill for the TV. I've been there dude it aint fun.