Ouch! Tested Negative For Corona Virus And Billed Over 3 Thousand Dollars

PRESS TV.com                       Sun. Mar.01, 2020

A man from Florida recently tested negative for coronavirus after returning to the United States from China but was billed $3,270 for the medical attention in a case that has highlighted deficiencies in America’s health care system.

Osmel Martinez Azcue received the hefty bill after he decided to undergo a test for what he feared might be a coronavirus infection when he developed flu-like symptoms following his return from a work trip to China.

Azcue took himself to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for testing and since he had a limited insurance plan, he asked for a flu test instead of the CT scan recommended by clinicians.

Doctors told him he had the flu, not coronavirus and Azcue received an insurance claim for $3,270 two weeks later.

“How can they expect normal citizens to contribute to eliminating the potential risk of person-to-person spread if hospitals are waiting to charge us $3,270 for a simple blood test and a nasal swab?” he said in reaction to the bill.

Azcue’s experience shows that the potential cost of testing for the coronavirus could easily hamper US efforts for the containment of the disease since the average wage of workers without paid sick leave is $10 per hour in the United States.

Concerns have grown over the past week as the virus started to spread deeper into the country.

President Donald Trump has been accused of downplaying the threat of the virus by Democrats and some health experts.

Full article here: https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/03/01/619927/US-coronavirus-outbreak-Miami-Osmel-Martinez-Azcue

 

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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3 Responses to Ouch! Tested Negative For Corona Virus And Billed Over 3 Thousand Dollars

  1. bigcree1 says:

    $cammer$, $chemer$ and $hei$ter$. The $hylock$ of the era. coVid profit$$$

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