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By sallymay - / Thursday 8 February 2018 13:00 / United States - Rockland
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By  Summaria  |  9

I was really confused on how insurance would matter there until i remembered that not everyone in the US has insurance....

That said i'm really sorry for the one with the broken arm. Hopefully you can somehow get some help to get him/her treated. Though i have no clue what the cost for a broken arm would be.

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By  Summaria  |  9

I was really confused on how insurance would matter there until i remembered that not everyone in the US has insurance....

That said i'm really sorry for the one with the broken arm. Hopefully you can somehow get some help to get him/her treated. Though i have no clue what the cost for a broken arm would be.

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  Tarlachia  |  33

Based off my daughter’s clean break in her arm due to an automobile accident we were in, the hospital bill (X-ray and ER visit) plus the follow up visits to the orthopedic doctor (two more X-rays, a cast and a brace) ran in the neighborhood of $15,000+ by the time it was all said and done.

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  RichardPencil  |  25

With Obamacare, we were starting to catch up to the rest of the developed world in covering all our citizens, but now we’re Making America Great Again™ by kicking a lot of them off of insurance.

With more uninsured, the US is probably going to make a strong surge in FMLs like this one.

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  DataWog  |  28

I was a bit confused at first too, but then I remembered my mom. She broke both bones in her forearm in a hang gliding accident in her 20's, and being an uninsured broke hippie, decided not to get it pinned to keep the bill from skyrocketing. So they just slapped a cast on it, and it healed crooked. 20 years later she looked into having it corrected, but ultimately decided against it. Because it would have involved having her arm surgically re-broken and pinned, months of being in a cast, and a huge scar. Ultimately, the slightly improved range of motion wasn't really worth it. Because really, the biggest problem she has with her arm as it is is she has to rotate one section of her flute to a different position than is normal so she can reach all the keys, and her elbow sticks out more when she plays. That and having to deal with years of kid-me going 'Ooh! Ooh! Show them your arm!' every time I made a new friend.

By  Lobby_Bee  |  16

That's why you make sure they crack their skull instead of being half alive. That way they can't sue you and drain all your savings to pay for their medical bills.

By  Quasita  |  16

Just found out? Really? Every sugar scrub I've ever had/used has had a warning about how the scrub can leave a slippery residue in the tub and you need to make sure to rinse it out well and step carefully.

By  boopingsnoot  |  23

It can depend so much on insurance, hospital, degree of injury, etc. Literally no way of knowing until you get the bill afterward. Just the ambulance ride is $1000ish.

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