Charged $2000 For Saving Someone’s Life
I read a true story about a lifeguard.
Someone was drowning and the lifeguard went to save the young boy’s life.
It was a difficult rescue and the lifeguard himself was continuously pushed under the water by the strange currents in the area.
Finally, he managed to pull the boy to safety.
An ambulance was called.
The lifeguard was also feeling a little dizzy at this point due to the strenuous rescue attempt.
The ambulance took both the boy and the lifeguard to the hospital.
The lifeguard received a $2000 bill for the ambulance ride.
Plus another $600 or so for the emergency room and for seeing a doctor.
Outrageous! His employer won’t pay the bill.
He did the right thing. He did the job he was supposed to do. And he gets a $2000 bill!
Why Does An Ambulance Ride Costs $2000?
The big question I have about this story is why does an ambulance ride costs $2000.
The were already charging the young boy was rescued for the ambulance ride.
Why do they need to charge 2 Grand to the lifeguard as well.
It’s like a taxi cab, they get more money for more people going to the same exact destination!
But I digress. The question is why does a ride to the hospital in an ambulance cost $2000?
A little checking shows that in America, this is typical!
The reason is very simple. The government of the United States is refusing to set limits on what hospitals and ambulances can charge for their services.
This is why the US health care system is so expensive. This is why the insurance companies can weasel their way out of not paying for things.
This is the reason why a medical emergency can bankrupt a family.
This is absurd and it needs to change.
Other civilized countries control the costs of their health care system. But everyone knows in America that wealthy industries and companies are able to lobby their way into fleecing the common man or woman out of all of their money.
Is This Fair?
What do you think, fair or not fair? List your comments below.