Declining, deconstructed, decomposing, decimated we are. More disgusting news about the decline of our civilized world - circa 2012. Be careful. Astonishing - our country can buy billions of dollars of weaponry for death and destruction. While hospitals - which are ultimately to support our living - cannot meet their expenses. The big banks have no problems since they were bailed out - like GM. Fed Ex gets grant money as does Sprint from the federal government. The list goes on and on for corporate welfare recipients. But still they have not bothered to use that welfare money to jump started the economy. I wonder how they the tax collectors are going to collect the needed revenues for the congressional continence of welfare for their corporate recipients ? ? ?
It seems apparent - we must accept there is no concern for an actual living person - only those yet to be be born.
Warning: Hospital Emergency Room Personnel May Be Debt Collectors
Read this eye-popping story in today's New York Times. A debt collection company, Accretive Health, allegedly staffs hospitals and then uses its staff's proximity to patients and patients' health records to collect patients' debts for the hospitals. Here's an excerpt:
Hospital patients waiting in the emergency room or convalescing after surgery could find themselves confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside. One of the nation’s largest medical debt-collection companies is under fire in Minnesota for having placed its employees in emergency rooms and other departments at two hospitals and demanding that patients pay before receiving treatment ... . The documents say the company also used patient health records to wrangle for more money on overdue bills. ...[Minnesota Attorney General Lori] Swanson, though not bringing further charges on Tuesday, said she was in discussions with state and federal regulators to prompt a widespread crackdown on Accretive Health’s practices in other states. “I have every reason to believe that what they are doing in Minnesota is simply company practice[.]”