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Are you willing to pay US$840K if not COVID-19 Vaccinated and Hospitalized? Other countries may follow Singapore not to pay the medical expenses for those people unwilling vaccination but infected with COVID-19.
The Ministry of Health of Singapore announced on the 8th that since December 8th, people who meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirements but refuse to be vaccinated must pay their own medical expenses if they contract COVID-19 pneumonia.
At present, the Singapore government pays all Singapore citizens, permanent residents and long-term document holders the medical expenses of COVID-19 pneumonia, except for patients who are diagnosed shortly after returning to Singapore from abroad.
The Ministry of Health of Singapore pointed out that among the current patients with COVID-19 pneumonia entering the intensive care unit, those who have not been vaccinated account for the majority, which has increased the burden on Singapore’s medical resources.
If someone voluntarily chooses not to vaccinate, the government will no longer bear the medical expenses after infection, and these people cannot eat in, go to specific places such as supermarkets and nursing homes, and cannot participate in various gatherings of people and those who need to take off their masks. Activities, and provide door-to-door vaccination services for those who are willing to vaccinate.
Real example about medical expenses OF COVID-19 treatment in U.S.
How much does it cost to treat COVID-19 pneumonia in the United States?
Daily Economic News 2020-06-02
How much does it cost to treat COVID-19 pneumonia in the United States? Someone received a bill of 840,000 U.S. dollars after being discharged from the hospital, but that’s not all…
According to U.S. media reports, Robert Dennis is a high school teacher living in Colorado. He was unfortunately infected with COVID-19 pneumonia.
The condition was very serious at one time and choked for several times. He needed to be admitted to the intensive care unit for treatment.
Recently, I finally ended my stay in the hospital and was discharged home. However, he also received a “expensive” bill for care costs at $840,386.94.
The cost of this bill includes two weeks of intubation in the intensive care unit of the medical center by Robert. His wife said that his medical expenses in the hospital alone would cost US$250,000. And this is not all. Many other expenses have not been included. If Robert’s three weeks of hospitalization are included, they estimate that the total cost of this bill will reach 1.5 million US dollars.
Fortunately, the couple has medical insurance. They plan to call to confirm next week. According to the Colorado Department of Insurance, if their department oversees insurance, the patient will be protected by the state’s emergency regulations.
In addition, if the hospital that treats the patient is funded by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Financial Security Act (referred to as the Cares Act), then the hospital should not send the patient a bill for the new coronavirus.
According to upstream news reports, according to a report by the financial website Marketwatch, the median medical cost of inpatients in the United States is $14,366, while the median cost of non-inpatients has reached $3,045. But in fact, the sky-high medical bills in the United States are no longer news. Every time there is news that patients receive high-priced bills, the amount is not as ridiculous as this case.
It is worth noting that in March of this year, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pneumonia epidemic, at a hearing in the U.S. Congress, California Democratic Representative Katie Porter used to calculate on the whiteboard while questioning U.S. health officials. Solve the problem that the high price of COVID-19 pneumonia testing has caused some Americans to be unable to receive testing.
Katie Porter said at the time that preliminary calculations would cost each person $1,331 for testing alone. This has not added the money for the isolation ward. The isolation ward is 4,000 US dollars a day, and it is possible that the whole family will have to be quarantined.
Such a high cost will discourage ordinary families from testing even if they have symptoms of COVID-19 pneumonia. For this reason, patients will not be able to receive the care they deserve, and the safety of the entire community will also be threatened.
However, the reality is that 40% of Americans cannot afford the $400 emergency expenditure, and 33% of Americans chose to give up treatment last year.
That is, at this hearing, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finally promised to provide the public with free virus testing as much as possible.
(source:internet, reference only)