100 thoughts on “As Americans Struggle With Medical Bills, Doctor Lets Patients Pay By Volunteering |NBC Nightly News

  1. If you're tired of all the medical price gouging and predatory practices of the privatized insurance companies, vote for Bernie Sanders in the 2020 election!

  2. Good idea! And maybe we should stop offering free healthcare to illegals and spending 150 billion dollars a year on them. And get rid of crappy ObamaCare. People spend more money on insurance and pay higher deductibles, it's the unaffordable care act

  3. America is the so-CALLED GREATEST NATION INTHE WORLLD AND ITS CITIZENS HAVE TO BEG FOR MONEY ONLINE. OH YA THAT MAKES SENSE.

  4. PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES admitted that they BANKRUPT US CITIZENS because they love it and we NEED BERNIE SANDERS for PRESIDENT to handle this

  5. There is one and only one reason for the screwed-up medical costs in this country. The Citizens of the United States have to STOP electing politicions that are owned by the Corporations, BOTH PARTIES!!!!!!!!
    Republicans BRAG about a booming economy, TOTAL B$, a good economy you pay your F'ng bills. You DON'T slash taxes and force future generations of Citizens of the United States of America to deal with them.

  6. What will people do when the Republicans take away health care, social security, the right of school kids to get at least one good meal? I guess we are going to see. Thanks Evangelicals

  7. Indentured servitude.
    Raids on undesirables.
    Concentration camps.
    An iron curtain at the border.
    Crazy Liddle' Donnie sure sucks at steering this mighty ship of state.

  8. Just wait until Agent Orange is finish gutting healthcare, unions (right to work movement), and Planned Parenthood. MAGA!MAGA! MAGA!

  9. my medical deductable went up again this year to $17000. Vote for Bernie Sanders maybe he will fix the medical insurance industry

  10. hmmm. last time I looked, working off your debt in exchange for physical labour or work was called, ''indentured servitude'' it was viewed as White People Slavery because your loan could be bought or sold and you would go to whomever now owned your loan and you continued to work until your ''loan'' was paid off, sometimes it took a life time.

  11. America is showing something to the world and I don't think they even know what it is. Half of America voted for Donald Trump (ex casino owner and TV star) because Franklin Graham (pastor to the presidents) said God had a hand in Donald Trump being elected president. This tells me half the population in America do not want to do their own thinking they want God to do it for them. If the other half can't stand on its own 2 feet then a nationalistic ideology could easily turn into a dictatorship prompting more Americans with even more spiritual needs choosing to be ruled over by a Republic for which it stands. Caesar would've been proud, the religion on the cross he was most afraid of didn't take after all. To think, at one time America was once a great democracy with its people choosing to live free coming out of a religion that said truth can set you free!

  12. Medical system is a disaster mostly because health care services cannot be a free market, it never was a free market, the system run by shareholders, this is the reason for unreasonable high cost. Free markets require price transparency – hospitals do not disclose costs, competition – in many places there is only one hospital available, you cannot shop around during emergencies. The only question is how we keep reasonable prices for services that cannot be free market – the only way I see is a single payer system per state or for 50 states. #MedicareForAll

  13. That's a fantastic idea. It amazes me that even one person has to go through this in the most powerful country in the world.

  14. _How amazing marvelous Awsome kind caring doctors!!. May y'all's be greatly blessed in good health and happiness family and friends plenty of wealth, a prosperous Long good Life in ALMIGHTY LORD GOD JESUS name!!. 02/16/[email protected]:00PM.

  15. If only there was a Presidential candidate running this year that believed in Medicare for all. hmmmm… oh wait, there is!

  16. Hey guys, let’s all tighten our belts, pull together and pay high premiums to pay the salary’s of health insurance executives.

    Remember. Socialism is very scary, unless it’s socialism for the rich

  17. I live in Canada and if I need to see a Dr or go to hospital I pay nothing! I can see a Dr within hours or go to a walk in clinic. The US is so afraid of socialism, it’s every man for himself. The high costs are pure greed..

  18. News flash it's not the Republicans who are making this a soup sandwich but that sure what they want you to think, time to wake up and do your research they are not being honest with you !!!!!

  19. After United Healthcare deemed that my back surgery wasn't necessary i decided to go to Mexico and get back surgery there. Thanks to my surgery im back to working full time. Its been 5 years, what a freaking ordeal.

  20. He is a true doctor. Others became doctors to get rich. Our health system is helping doctors become multimillionaires. Doctors and especially lawyers are almost as evil as politicians. 90% of them are heartless.

  21. No health care for all but, but money for wars, air craft carriers!! Veterans on the street, but we have money for a space force and a new fleet of Air Force One planes!! Straight non sense!!!

  22. My Social Security Retirement went up 1.6% this year. My Medical copays went up 5%. And my overall expenses went up 17%. What's wrong with this picture?

  23. My medical bills bankrupted me in 2003 because of a Automobile Accident…And, again in 2019 because of Cancer.
    This should not happen to an American in the Richest country the world has ever seen.

    Vote Bernie Sanders!!!

  24. That’s why America needs boarders ,Barry Obama and his gang made Americans poor the only rich are Hollywood and sport men and woman ,and crooks like demonRats politicians ,but people are waking up that’s why the people are behind President Trump and Vice President Pence God Bless them and USA 🇺🇸 If Nations wants protection and help thy must help USA in money and man power

  25. Rebublicans must pull out from nations that don’t pay to defend them with military and doctors of military used for the poor people in USA 🇺🇸

  26. 15,000 cash in 2 months …. With a year of treatments to go… my children and parents will be giving up their lives to save mine.
    Makes no sense when I worked so hard to be a good woman and raised good children for our world – Never did I think my insurance would fail me and so many others-
    We are good Americans doing our part- We get sick we go broke then we die. Seems it's just that way.

  27. We shouldn’t have to be obligated to volunteer in order to pay off medical debts. Volunteering should be bc I want to do it.

  28. There are bills waiting for Trumps signature on Moscow Mitch's desk, been there for months. For Healthcare and Meds. for months

  29. i need help with seeing a dentist and getting dental work.. or i loose my teeth..want to help email.me some cash [email protected] , if i get ill i will die , i already am close to being type 2 , i have high blood preasure and hi tri Glycerides… i need meds but cant buy it… so i take a few asprin a day.. the best i can do. if i need to go to hospital i will die… also i am homeless so i will die in my car with my dog

  30. No one should have to do this, that's the point. Any other industrialized nation would scoff at the idea that people have to work to pay off healthcare that they can't afford to pay off with money. As if most people are going to have the time to do this when they have to work 2-3 jobs to survive in the first place. No one in this country, the richest country in the history of the world, should be uncovered or under-covered.

  31. Something is terribly wrong with this country, that you have to employ "lite" slave labor in order to pay your bills and the "peasants", im mean "red blooded americans" take pride in doing menial "volunteer " work to pay mesical bills. Smh.

  32. Glad people got to pay off their bills, but doesn’t that still count as forced labor? Forcing people to labor…..in response to them unable to pay for medicine or surgery….😬😬 yeah, that’s still not the best that we can do.

    People say that doctors and insurers may lose their incentive to perform at their best if they’re not paid as much. Tough cabbage. When people go bankrupt, we need to look in the mirror and analyze what we can do as a people in reducing the costs for others and making life more vibrant for others. That’s what I say.

  33. As long as candidates continue to propose half baked fixes that keep for-profit companies in charge of healthcare, this will never be fixed. A company's goal is to make as much profit as possible. They do that by denying people the coverage that they deserve. They do that regardless of whether you live or die, they don't care as long as they make their money.

  34. This is why I dread what will happen to the US when the Coronavirus reaches it's shores. With no medical cover, people will be loathe to visit doctors or hospitals until it is too late and their families and friends will be contaminated. That's how contagious diseases spread so quickly across African countries.

  35. The only correct solution is to STOP treating health as a commodity that impoverished people can't afford. Health care is a RIGHT, NOT a privilege.

  36. America has some outstanding medical treatments that people the world over, including in my country, fundraiser to be able to avail of. That said, there’s something truly sick about its general medical costs. Here, it costs €75 a day as a public patient to get medical care, no matter what you’re in for – with ways to reduce or even drop that cost, depending on your circumstances. I had shoulder surgery as a public patient with a top surgeon, a full team, xrays etc, and the cost to me was €150. By contrast, a family member was visiting America on holiday when they were taken ill, an ambulance was called, and there were a couple of brief doctor checks. Thank God they recovered, but the first – the First – bill that arrived was for $10,000. (Luckily they had travel insurance, with that €40 or €50 they’d paid proving a godsend.) So, while America offers incredible medical surgery and techniques, if you can afford it, the general costs just seem truly obscene.

  37. My friend went to the hospital last month for an infectious boil. Needless to say they never sliced the boil he left because bad service. They charged him $24,000 for antibiotics, a mri and an overnight stay. Now does it seem right to charge a person in Florida where $24,000 is a full years pay for most for such little service and a 15 hour stay? There will never be any health care system/insurance program that will ever work with these prices. My reduced price for not having insurance when I broke my fibula for an X-ray and a cast and 1 hour of the medical offices time was over $4000. All countries in the world combined would go in the hole if they tried to pay for the USA medical expenses for just Americans.

  38. Healthcare costs should be free of charge, people are paying taxes. The primordial purpose of taxes should be healthcare for everybody.

  39. This is Bernie's wet dream. How else r u going to give free healthcare, free college, etc. Um ur not nothing is free. Volunteering is not free, it's a barter system we will be officially going backwards, Which is ironic coming from a progressive party.

  40. Harsh! Look up to a small island country to the south of your border, u.s. people. They seem to value people health over corporate wealth.

  41. Inez Qtaish is not searching online for no love at all, Inez Qtaish love GOD and God is enough for Inez Qtaish, so I'm not intrested in no other.

  42. While #WonderfullyHungry, I am reminded of the need to #MakeAmericaSuperHealthy (#MASH) in order to end the on-going and ever-worsening U.S. healthcare crisis which "is putting Americans to extremes."

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