Not even trying
I got my second shot yesterday, it really hit me today, worse than the first. Oh well, let's get this over.
Sorry to hear about the Covid experience. Both my (adult) kids got it, but luckily for them it was mostly like a long case of the flu. Two weeks, but no hospitalization..
anyway, 60 days later I got a bill for $213,000, then I got another for $34,000...and will see how the insurance world works. It was all in Network whatever that means. Never been to a hospital in my life and quit smoking cigarettes 10-15 yrs ago. No idea where I caught COVID? could have been a million reasons or touched something?
I got nothing from either one.I got my second shot yesterday, it really hit me today, worse than the first. Oh well, let's get this over.
Gotta agree with you. Tax write off is the only thing that makes any sense. It’s like airline seats. Talk to the 3 people in front of you, the three behind you, and the ones to each side, and NO ONE paid the same price.Dachay,
When I was going in for my cancer surgery, there was a sign "Ask about a 75% discount". So I did. Turns out that if you don't have insurance, and you are going in for a, say $10000 procedure, you can pay $2500 up front and you're done. With the "reasonable and customary" charges, the Insurance rate was adjusted to about a 60% rate. The initial bill was, IIRC, about $35K. Insurance settled up for about $20K or so. My charges were minimal. I didn't even spend enough to claim medical expenses on my taxes! Not that I'm complaining....
After a couple of procedures over the past 15 years, I've come to the conclusion that the medical industry billing model is a fantasy. I think they do it so they can talk about how much they write off as good will. "We provided $20,000,000 of services for indigent care." Translation: We wrote off $20,,000,000 on our tax bill.
So Saturday was almost like a day from the past. Went to my grandson’s Tee ball game in the afternoon. Then drove up to my daughter’s. Hung out there for a little, then out to dinner. Nice little Italian place with an outdoor patio. Beautiful spring day. Dat’s what I’m talking about.Going out to dinner for my daughter’s birthday this weekend. One of the benefits of being vaccinated.
Another Tee Ball game on Sat. There are a couple of fields at this site, so maybe 100 people there in total. Not a single mask!Life is starting to resemble something normal these days.
I understand your point, but it's moot as the people you're talking about aren't going to listen and we'll just have to let nature take it's course,What I worry about, even though I’m “protected,” is those who are not vaccinated can still get sick. The more cases there are, the more chances for a virus mutation. And the more mutations, the more likely one of them will be impervious to the vaccine.
So it’s not just personal. Your decision to go unvaccinated potentially effects me. I do everything right, and still get sick because some idiots think they’re injecting microchips into you.
Hot here! 94 yesterday, 90’s today. Too early for that kind of weather.Other than that, the weather is great, things are looking up.