They milking my as, they also lied, I asked was the CT scan would be thousands she said no but the bill said otherwise. Get billed so much for a quick ER visit which they pretty much did nothing.
Ehhh... not necessarily.
The idea that Fred not paying his bills so now you get charged $11k instead of $10k is based on the naive notion that they wouldn't be charging $11k if they thought they could get away it it otherwise. They're already charging what they think they can get away with before hitting a tipping point of too many people not paying. They already expect you to be willing/able to pay $11k and they're not going to leave that on the table just because Fred is also giving them money -- they'll just happily take more money.
No one is saying "Well, we could get $11k from this guy but Fred pays HIS bills so we don't really NEED it... let's just charge $10k". You're gonna get hit for whatever they think the market will bear. Capitalism Ho!
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