Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Little Secret About Health Care in America

For those who haven't figured it out yet, if you don't have health insurance it's a good thing. It means many good hospitals will give you free care and write it off. If you're self-employed, unemployed or have no insurance, good hospitals will treat you for emergencies and serious injuries, ask for a little money you can pay, and write off the rest.

I've heard a few stories about free hospital care for serious burns requiring a two week hospital stay for just $5,000. Another story was recently brought to my attention of a man who needed heart surgery who had no insurance. He got free care from Stanford's hospital.

If you have health insurance and a job you'll end up paying more in monthly fees and for deductions for long hospital care. Not a good thing. Check it out, there's free health care in America already. The middle class needs to get a grip on reality.