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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 02:28 PM

Lifeguard gets rescue bill for saving 12 year old's life



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Reply Lifeguard gets rescue bill for saving 12 year old's life (Original post)
1monster Aug 2012 OP
MicaelS Aug 2012 #1
Turbineguy Aug 2012 #2
MicaelS Aug 2012 #3
wxgeek7 Aug 2012 #4

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 03:02 PM

1. The lifeguard got billed because

He went to the hospital also. Another thread over here:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1062139

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/lifeguard-gets-2-600-bill-rescuing-boy-surf-130832240.html

Clark and the 12-year-old boy were taken to the hospital, which Clark thought was standard procedure.

But a few weeks later he was billed for the hospital services.

The emergency room bill came to $449. The physician's bill was $227. The 15-mile ride in the ambulance was $1,907. The total bill for saving a young man's life was nearly $2,600.

But another happy ending to the story is that two anonymous donors have agreed to pay the tab.

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:00 PM

2. The two anonymous donors, while generous.

got the system off the hook. That way it can continue to be fucked up.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:01 PM

3. Agreed n/t

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:24 PM

4. Exactly

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