Everything is okay.

By Bhem
@JustBhem (36661)
Davao, Philippines
March 1, 2017 8:36pm CST
So mom is home. Me and the boyfriend went to the hospital to check mom's bill. We arrived there at 6pm because it was raining. Then we processed her bill. She already processed the other half while we are on our way. Then the other half, me and the boyfriend took care of it. We asked assistance from Social Welfare inside the Hospital. The one in-charge there asked me if we can pay 500 pesos for the 4k remaining and I said, we only have 200 pesos left in our hands. The guy in-charge there was thinking hard, then declared our paper Cleared. I am so happy because we don't need to pay for our bill anymore and mom can go home. Do you happen to do this? Like you need to ask assistance from your government?
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@shaggin (36845)
• United States
2 Mar 17
Here it would not work like that. In our hospital they cannot turn anyone away based on their ability to pay or not. After being discharged you would receive a bill. Then you have to apply to the welfare office for assistance with the bill and then if you can't get help there you can ask the hospital for the sliding scale fee and it is a lot less then the bill would be. That goes by income.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
I see. From what country is that sir?
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@JustBhem lol I am a woman. I live in the U.S. in Pennsylvania.
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Yes, I have experienced that. When the twins were hospitalized, I asked assistance from our local officials. They contributed a certain amount for the hospital expenses.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
It's hard and it's worth it, right?
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@magallon (18090)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
@JustBhem yeah right. there's nothing wrong in asking for assistance sometimes.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Mar 17
@magallon Yes, specially if you are in need. The government provides.
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@DianneN (77927)
• United States
2 Mar 17
We are insured, so never have to exchange money. It's great that the man in charge was so understanding.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
He is. I said thank you when I left his office.
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@DianneN (77927)
• United States
2 Mar 17
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 17
yes I get huge assistance o n my med bills so am very pleased with medical really pleased
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Good to hear that.
@jstory07 (66951)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Mar 17
That is great that you mom'm bill is now paid. I hope she is doing ok.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Hopefully she gets well since she don't want the treatment.
@ridingbet (52643)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
how old is your mother? is she a pensioner? if your hospital there is a government one, then i think the patients should be given free treatment when they are incapable of paying their bills
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
My mom is only 54 years old, and her Philhealth is not active that is why we are having a hard time for her meds.
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@ridingbet (52643)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
@JustBhem when i was confined last year, my son renewed my Philhealth that was why i paid a little less than my bills. and i am older 'pala' than your mother.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Mar 17
@ridingbet She's 54 and you are my friend?
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar 17
We have private health insurance and don't usually run into problems like this. It is good that it has all been finalised.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
I see. And hopefully we also have it here.
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• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Good thing she paid half of the entire bill after what she had been treating these past few days.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Yes, she did make her way to pay the other half. Thanks.
@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Good thing it was all settled. So you don't need to pay for the remaining balance of the hospital bill?
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Yes. It was cleared by the Social service.
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
@JustBhem nice! Good for you and your mother.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Mar 17
@allen0187 Thanks.
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@megatron777 (3778)
• Guam
2 Mar 17
No. I happen to have medical and health insurance that take care of my medical bills.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Surely you don't have issues. I hope we also have it here.
• Guam
2 Mar 17
@JustBhem I wish that too.
@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Mar 17
It is nice that there is assistance for those needing it. No one should ever be afraid to ask for help.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Exactly. We have a new government who are thinking about poor.
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Mar 17
@JustBhem Government programs should always be available to assist the poor.
@reskyyandi (3691)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 17
What happen with your mom??
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Mar 17
Mom was condined for two weeks and she's okay now.
2 Mar 17
That's good for your mother.
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@JustBhem (36661)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Mar 17
Thanks.
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
That's good to know you get the assistance you need and your mom is now at home
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
we asked from Phil Charity before because bill is just high.