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Old 09-30-2021, 03:58 PM #11
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We have two types of hospitals. Public and Private but sometimes there is some overlap depending on the region or area you're living in. I paid private health insurance for most of my adult life, but it became too expensive and even with the insurance the amount we have to pay out of pocket is too much. Basically we pay taxes all our lives and now there's about 2% of taxable income goes in a Medicare levy.

In the public hospital system, the hospitals are government run. The State runs it and is also funded by the Federal Government.

My oncologist works in Private system as well, but as he said, I'd get the same treatment in the public system where I don't pay all the "extras".

In my State (and it was different when I lived in another State down south), I pay nothing for my doctor, treatment or for blood tests, imagining etc.. My Pembrolizumab treatment is worth approx $136 000 per year. Something I could never pay. It's available to me on PBS because my diagnosis is metastatic melanoma and I'm now retired and receive pension.
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that sounds so fantastic. i don't know how many people go bankrupt here because of health costs.
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As reported in Losing Ground: How the Loss of Adequate Health Insurance Is Burdening Working Families, problems accessing and affording needed care are widespread. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults under age 65, or 116 million people, had medical bill problems or debt, went without needed care because of the cost, were uninsured for a time, or were underinsured—that is, whatever coverage they had was not providing adequate protection from high medical expenses.
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I'm glad its free for you. Its what you need. I had breast cancer a few
times. It wasn't something I wanted someone else to go through.
So I'm personally glad it was just me.

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wow
donna what you went through and how positive you are. My friend linda just had a double mastectomy because this too was her third time..
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Breast cancer is a terrible disease. The oncology ward where I go every few weeks is filled with women going through the most difficult times imaginable. Frankly, I wouldn't do it if it now happened to me. My treatment is not cytotoxic.

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I just had to get through it and remember that better days were
coming. I also felt that my life would get better and it did.

I am a positive person and I try to live that in my life.

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i think that is so wonderful and your attitude and helping so many is spectacular.
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You both are champions!!!!!!!!
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hi Lara,
how are you doing? you are missed.
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