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  • 18

    I fail to see the connection between your title "because he can't pay hospital bill" and the article that describes a man who wrote bad checks to multiple businesses. Regardless of the health issues he faces, he still wrote bad checks to his local businesses which is grounds for penalty. I see the health issues and the bad checks as completely separate issues.

  • 16

    It is generally considered illegal to knowingly write checks where there is insufficient funds.

    Being jailed for fraudulently writing checks is not the same as being jailed for not being able to pay.

    BTW, curious to see if anyone will post criticism of the legal challenges posed to those who do not pay child support.

  • 12

    It's interesting that you came to a nursing website just to say that you don't want to be a nurse.

  • 11

    He's essentially stealing from these businesses. Not only are they out the amount of the check, but banks often assess additional fees for the privilege of depositing a bad one.
    Few people stop to consider that the business owners may have health issues of their own that they require funds for. There are millions of people in the world who live tragically at at least some point in their lives ...do they all get a free pass to victimize others?

  • 11

    Quote from SunnyPupRN
    When Big Pharma and For Profit hospitals charge $47 for 50mg of Benadryl
    for inpatients, and inpatients don't even have a say in the matter because nobody KNOWS the price until they ask for and itemized bill...or outpatients cannot make informed choices because you cannot ' shop around ' for the best price, or even a fair price for an MRI because nobody at the front desk even knows the flat rate for imaging - or the flat rate is price gouging so that between the insurance companies and the deductible patients are faced with a coercive monopoly...THAT kind of profiteering is well beyond a $3500 bill. I'm not talking about small business....for that, I certainly agree. I am talking about big healthcare, the kind that woos doctors and nurses with gifts and gadgets to pedal their drugs to patients. Those are billion dollar companies whose CEOs are running off with the steak and leaving the bone and gristle for the rest of us. As patient advocates, we should all be angry.
    Small businesses, as you said, often struggle, and no, not everyone should get a free pass.
    He was writing checks to "stores near his home for small amounts". The state and expense of healthcare is an entirely separate issue. There are plenty of chronically ill people who don't write bad checks and plenty of healthy people who do.

  • 11

    Not for nursing to "handle."


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