Lifeguard gets 2,600$ bill after saving boy from the Surf

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  1. smashmode House Stark

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    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lifeguard-gets-2-600-bill-rescuing-boy-surf-130832240.html
    Here is my question, why would the lifeguard be responsible for the bill?

    I am curious about this
     
  2. THE MR. TERRIFIC HYPES KING OF COSPLAY

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    That's ABSURD!!!
     
  3. EaststandJack Registered

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    How can this be right? Wouldn't we have heard of similar cases before, if lifeguards were liable to pay the bills of people they saved?
     
  4. Duke Registered

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    This is utterly ridiculous, the guy saves a kid from drowning & the vultures at the hospital saddle him with the bill for an insane amount, no less. :whatever:
     
  5. Schlosser85 Registered

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    Why the hell would they send him the bill?

    Isn't it the kid's family's responsibility?
     
  6. Brian Braddock R.I.P. '96 Y.N.W.A.

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    Staggering. It's things like this that show human nature at it's worst.
     
  7. NickSox Registered

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    I'm pretty sure the bill was since he went to the hospital as well....
    Still ridiculous
     
  8. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Yeah, it's pretty evident that the bill is for him going to the emergency room and not for the kid. The article is misleading.
     
  9. steintym Stay Frosty

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    Yeah, he received a bill for his treatment. Absolute crap, though.
     
  10. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Is it really absolute crap? The hospital can't just say "Oh we'll take care of this one." They charged him, his story inspired people to offer to pay for his bill. Overall, I'd say it ended pretty well.
     
  11. cryptic name No Limits

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    I took from the article that he wasn't a life guard working at the beach, he was just someone there who happened to be a trained life guard. He got in the ambulance and went to the hospital, and is being charged for it. That's not crap. I think it's awesome that he leaped into action and saved a life, but this doesn't make the hospital evil. If anything, the boy's family looks ****** for not offering to pay the bill.
     
  12. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Yeah, the article is pretty bad journalism.
     
  13. steintym Stay Frosty

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    Oh, I agree that the hospital isn't to blame for billing for their services. It just sucks that the rescuer is got hit with the charges.
     
  14. bullets bang bang

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    I'm glad people offered to help. :up:
     
  15. steintym Stay Frosty

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    Agreed
     
  16. Lighthouse Fairness, Equality, Bacon

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    Absolutely. It's an unfortunate reality, but hospitals cannot just pick and choose to give free health care to certain individuals, but it's great that as a society, people stepped in to help.
     
  17. Marvolo Registered

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    I had a similar bill from the ER one time. They gave me a bag of salene thru an IV and a warm towl. Bill was over $2000. I kept refusing to pay it and eventually they settled for $114. Key is to keep working them down.
     
  18. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    Now tell me again why health care is a bad thing. :o
     
  19. Marvolo Registered

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    You talking universal health care? Well...

    Reason 1: Its logical. This country is opposed to logical thinking.

    Reason 2: Its socialism. Socialism bad. Die socialism die!

    *sarcasm*
     
  20. 8Diagrams(WU) Registered

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    LOL this made me laugh. Hilarious.
     
  21. Rick Deckard Registered

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    Didn't make me laugh at all.
     
  22. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    1) healthcare isn't free. Everyone in Canada and the UK pay a ****e load in taxes for UHC. They also wait a long time for procedures and treatment.
    2) healthcare costs are ridiculous here in the US.
    3) full on socialism is horrible. Not one fully socialist country thrives or will ever thrive.

    The news story...that is stupid. The kid's family should foot the bill. They are terrible parents if they shirk that responsibility.
     
  23. zanos Registered

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    Why is the ambulance ride $1900? That's outrageous.
     
  24. Mike_D202 Green Lantern's roommate

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    This reminds me of "Ghostbusters 2" when they mention that they got stiffed on the city clean up bill after saving it from Gozer/Marshmallow Man.
     
  25. Metamorpho1977 You jack wagon!

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