Not paying the ambulance bill
Call an Uber. Cheaper and probably faster
@KaptianKill, Probably get some snacks, too
I got hit by a car and took an ambulance to the hospital they literally just gave me a ride didn’t give me any medical attention and it cost $3500
@bobbylupo, they wouldve charged you that just for showing up too. Even if you never set foot in that ambulance
@Guy Fawkes, if somebody else calls an ambulance for u and u refuse it they can’t charge u
@bobbylupo, I would like to believe that but somehow I feel like I'd end up paying the ambulance company and their lawyers. Because, 'Murica.
freshman year of college i passed out drunk in my dorm bathroom (ah memories). ra called an ambulance, while it was coming i pulled myself up and climbed into my bed to sleep it off. ambulance showed up with the cops. cops found my fake id and told me they wouldnt charge me if i went quietly with the emts (in hindsight, chill cops). $700. i had ~$64 to my name. couldnt pay, money went into collections, fvcked my credit until 3 months ago. 5 years. if someone slit my throat rn, id hitchhike to the hospital before i let someone call 911
@Hoban Washburne, the glory of corporate healthcare! Go team America!
@Hoban Washburne, so the cops and EMTs showed up to a drunk guy snoring in bed and said "Get in the ambulance!" ? Dafuq?
@mas2de, i mean i was passed out facedown in the bathroom shirtless when my RA found me, several people tried to wake me but i was out like a light. so from the emts perspective it very likely could have been alcohol poisoning. then i came to and dragged myself back into my dorm room
This is anonymous enough to share here.
Before my husband and I met, he had attempted suicide twice, the second time slitting his wrists. The ambulance was called. They tried making him pay for the ride. He refused, citing that he never asked for them to come in the first place, so he wasn't paying for it. He won and they stopped asking for the money.
We had met by the time they were trying to come for him financially after just starting his job, so watching him fight this was hard to witness. He just wanted to move on.
Wait, is he walking for the sake of a gag? Cuz that might be pretty funny and worth watching
@Mr Star, the episode context is Peter’s mom dies and Peter bonds with his mother’s nursing home friend, in the scene she is telling stories which is so awkward that Joe says “well God said I can walk once. I was saving for Suzie’s (Joe’s daughter) wedding, but” *proceeds to walk out*
Turns out when you have insurance, you don’t have to pay these costs. Get insurance, idiots.
@Child Slapper, yea… you still have to pay the 2,500 deductible
@stevebons, Well that depends on your insurance plan. I have a $0 deductable, but I have to pay like a $500 copay for ambulance, or something around there.
@stevebons, that’s why you buy premium in the areas you frequent. I pay slightly more for a plan with medication specialties, so even before deductible I only pay $30 a script. Doctors visits are inly $35. And so on. You don’t actually pay all that much. Unless you are on the bottom tier plan, which is cheapest, but you pay everything. Bad idea.
@Child Slapper, I mean you’re kinda stuck with whatever the best your company has to offer. Besides, health insurance is really just for protection against catastrophic debt
@stevebons, “wait, you guys are getting company insurance!?”
Seriously, having company insurance is a luxury. You’re not stuck with that. There are many plans that are very cheap where you choose specific things to cover that your insurance doesn’t.
People like me who works only for small businesses don’t get insurance offered, so I’m an expert at searching and buying my own insurance.
And yes, that’s what insurance means. Insurance is defense, meant to protect you from large debt.
The problem is many people don’t know what they’re doing and use it as offense as well. Thinking they can invest in it. It’s a huge waste of money. Defense only.
I wish more people would educate themselves on finances and stuff like this, but with so many companies perpetuating lies, it’s hard to get the right info. My advice is always: the ones that teach you for free are usually the good ones. Those who want to sell you stuff are the liars.