Originally Posted by theimp98
the way i see it, If the doctor and hospital wants there money , then yep they better save her life. if you take you car to get it fixed, do you pay them if its still broken?
if you want paid fix whats broken.
That's a totally absurd agrument. Health care can't be compared with fixing a car. In health care, things are still going to be beyond human control. And to answer your question, YES! You will still be legally responsible to pay mama's hospital bill even if the doctor is unable to save her! If someone had cancer, was treated and 6 months later the cancer came back, the bill for all the first treatment would still have to be paid. And yes, the cat owner in the article did get his discount. It says so in the article if you read it.
This is the first paragraph on that site:
"Cat Health: Health Issues
\tBanfield Optimum Wellness Plans® aim to help your Pet live 25% longer through affordable preventive care
\tPreventive care is medicine that goes beyond treating illness to eliminate problems before they happen."
Ummm that doesn't even fit the definition of insurance. The following is Miriam Websters definition of Health insurance:
" health insurance
: insurance against loss through illness
of the insured; especially : insurance providing compensation for medical expenses
A wellness plan does not fit that definition and Banfield readily admits that. And both the web site and the brochure say Wellness Plan
in big bold letters! Not to mention the third paragraph where it distinctly says their Wellness plan is NOT insurance.