Yes but the article was wrong which is why I said that's not what global payments actually are. It's a bit simplified. Global payment systems are extremely complicated.
It's not costing them profit at all to treat you.
I'm completely confused by the reason she gave about someone hurting themself putting out a foot rest for an obese patient. Was the patient sitting on the foot rest at the time? Otherwise, what the heck does their weight have to do with it?
I'm not sure if it's legal, but it sure is crappy. I also have a hard time believing that this is the future of health care. If doctors only treat healthy patients, they are going to lose most of their patients. Don't most people go to the dr because they're sick? LOL
While technically legal, it is such a rotten thing to do.
If I found out my doctor had a policy like this, whether it affected me or not, I would stop going to that doctor. It would make me question whether the doctor was able to read the latest research, or whether their phobias were more important than their ability to make scientific judgements.
What a crock of sh*t.
I'm sorry but she is a DOCTOR and should not be able to pick and choose who she cares for. If she is private and someone on the heavier side can afford her services she should treat them! Can you imagine if firemen started saying they wouldn't rescue you from a fire if you weighed over a certain weight?! These people (I thought anyways) go into these professions to help people, not discriminate them!!
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It doesn't mean oh all your patients are 24-29 and healthy. Not at all
200 is hardly anything IMO, I am 5'4 1/2 and in healthy weight.. but when pregnant got to 178.. that is so close to 200 I imagine someone in my situation easily needing an exam table that can support 200 lbs I think she is full of it and why not ask the client to help out? sounds stupid.
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