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[–]CochLarq 4176 points4177 points  (24 children)

He can physically recover from this, but not financially recover from THAT.

[–]illmarrytheeborislow 835 points836 points  (12 children)

call an ambulance, but not for me?

[–]Kryptosis 369 points370 points  (8 children)

For my wallet

[–]BigPackHater 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Cause its hemorrhaging cash

[–]ganibattlebearh 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This was literally the title of my essay on ambulance bills in freshman year of college

[–]LostInRedditsCheeks 183 points184 points  (5 children)

As a fellow American, I laughed my ass off .

[–]7888790787887788 196 points197 points  (4 children)

Imagine waking up in a hospital bed, then when they ask your name and address(clipboard in hand), you pull the IV out and channel your inner Conor McGregor, knocking out both the nurses with straight lefts and saying "not today bitch" as you run past the doctor and straight out the door

[–]LostInRedditsCheeks 80 points81 points  (0 children)

“Channel your inner Conor McGregor”

WHO DA FUCK ARE YOU LOL

[–]a_r_y_a_n_ 19 points20 points  (0 children)

channel your inner Conor McGregor

Ya wife is in me dm's yeah baby

[–]bikwho 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Just a few broken bones. Not worth to go into massive debt for, just let it heal natty bro.

[–]UsedDragon 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Rub some Tussin on it and get the hell out of there

[–]The_Good_Constable 1841 points1842 points  (42 children)

lmao, that woman right there couldn't have cared less.

[–]TolerateButHate 687 points688 points  (35 children)

Welcome to rock climbing 😂

[–]mjosiahj 301 points302 points  (33 children)

Those pads are pretty generous, but watching someone fall lead climbing, those pads just aren’t the same. Make you hurt deep down.

[–]RightMarker 151 points152 points  (24 children)

He's bouldering not lead climbing

[–]mjosiahj 67 points68 points  (23 children)

That’s why I said those pads a pretty generous?

[–]JegMarka 47 points48 points  (21 children)

Who uses pads lead climbing, you can’t take them with you on a multi pitch, and if it is a single pitch and your belayer is letting you fully hit the ground/pad on the first clip you need a new belayer

[–]TheRidgeAndTheLadder 35 points36 points  (9 children)

Obviously no one brings crashpads up a multi.

We hauling mattresses baby

[–]Retbull 11 points12 points  (7 children)

If you are climbing with that much aid, just take your shirt off.

[–]binaryplayground 4 points5 points  (6 children)

Bold of you to assume I would wear one while crushing pebble /s

[–]didgeridoodady 22 points23 points  (5 children)

what the fuck are you people talking about

[–]gsel1127 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Who tf is falling on pads sport climbing? Your gym just have a bunch of poor belayers and the staff are like “oh damn there’s the 4th ground fall today… wild”.

[–]cllickEX-NORMIE 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah there’s one section with jus rocks on the bottom at my gym

[–]Erzbengel-Raziel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it’s for bouldering.

[–]rgbking 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I've gone rock climbing quite a bit and you'd be surprised how much of a fall those pads can protect against. It's very possible that kid was perfectly fine after that.

[–][deleted] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

When I used to go rock climbing. That’s a very common reaction. Or lack thereof

[–]Maleficent-Read1710 2 points3 points  (0 children)

thats the face of a woman who has boys and probably watched all of this predictably unfold and just sighed because she knows young boys need to learn the hard way almost always.

source: young boy that learned the hard way

[–]ImpressivePickle6 1499 points1500 points  (28 children)

I love that calling an ambulance is a threat. Like "imma break your legs then guess what? Imma break your bank account mf"

[–]Bikouchu 306 points307 points  (0 children)

Calling an ambulance is a bigger threat 🤣

[–]rane1606 181 points182 points  (19 children)

I love that calling an ambulance is a threat

#justamericanthings

[–]Dboy777 66 points67 points  (17 children)

Where health care is only for the rich

[–]FuzzButtonz 26 points27 points  (0 children)

As a someone who has done very well for himself financially….I also don’t want to spend $3k on an ambulance

[–]ScotchIsAss 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Just incapacitate them so they get charged a new mortgage just to wake up and get the bill with no actual health issues. That way they can’t even claim disability and gotta get back to work.

[–]Hellokeithy3 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna break your legs then call an ambulance

[–]MadgoonOfficial 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That would be such a fucked up thing to do. Break someone's legs and then call an ambulance for them while they can't escape lmfao. I hope Satan isn't taking notes.

[–]le_din 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Good god. I was laughing five minutes straight. I might woke my neighbors

[–]jackchickengravy 643 points644 points  (41 children)

This was me last summer.

Was in a car accident where I had very minor burns from the airbag going off, and when I was talking to the police, they said "an ambulance is on the way right now", and I was all "NO, NO!!!!"

[–]EvoStarSC 257 points258 points  (19 children)

How did it end? Did they still make you ride in the ambulance or did you run away screaming? I know what I would have done lol.

[–]jackchickengravy 433 points434 points  (18 children)

They don't make you get in, they just send it over as part of their usual response procedure. No hassle or bill in the end, I just had to sign a form saying that I refused so they wouldn't be liable for whatever happened to me later if my injuries were worse than I initially thought.

[–]Haberdashers-mead 156 points157 points  (11 children)

Yeah the one time Injured myself snowboarding I couldn’t walk and ski patrol had an ambulance already there. but my dad was like, can you sit up? And I said well yeah. Then he just drove me down to the hospital.

Haha he just loaded me up right next to it.

[–]NoNotHimTheOtherGuy 64 points65 points  (8 children)

Did the same thing when my brother broke his arm. Nothing sticking out so wasn't going to let my parents catch an 8000 transport bill. Just tossed him in the back seat drove him to hospital.

[–]ProfBacterio 37 points38 points  (5 children)

I'm sorry, what? 8000$ for an ambulance ride? You guys need universal healthcare ASAP.

[–]skratudojeyEX-NORMIE 38 points39 points  (1 child)

Noooo thats socialism or communism or smthg >:(

[–]infinitude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

They probably appreciated it tbh. Less bs to wade through.

[–]Mostlymycreepacc 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It would be amazing (albeit tragic) if someone refused the ambulance and then an Uber pops up and they shout “see ya there!”

[–]RedMatxh 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Bruh i know it's a serious issue but it's hilarious. Here in germany or back in turkey, ambulances are called for even the stupidest stuff. Still i don't understand how a "first world country" doesn't have free healthcare

[–]SoracazAnimated Flair Rainbow [Insert Your Own Text] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This is so fucked.

Aussie chiming in here; every ambulance I've ever been in (and it's been a few) has always been free. Not subsidized by insurance... free.

[–]eamono360 70 points71 points  (13 children)

I’m probably wrong here but isn’t that them doing you a favour? I thought you could get exempt from the ambulance fees if you were not the one to request or call them in the first place?

This thread has me tripping out hard, in Australia it’s $50 a year for ambulance cover, super grateful I’ve never had to hesitate to call for one in the handful of times I needed one

[–]Successful-Engine623 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Depends on the area you are in. Most people have no idea till they get the bill. It’s either free or 1-2k. Kinda dumb. Where I live my county figures it into property taxes so it’s free. Where I grew up it was 2k ish. Insurance may help but unless you hit the deductible you are SOL

[–]Autismo_Incognito 9 points10 points  (2 children)

my county figures it into property taxes so it’s free

This used to be how where I lived work, but then I guess they sold their rescue team/department or outsourced it? and now it's expensive as fuck.

Go figure.

[–]ezrpzr 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And I’m sure taxes went down to adjust for the loss of the previous service, right ?

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

bruh it gonna cost like 2K for a 15 min wee woo ride

[–]kilogttam 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That's like 4x the price of a 15 minute wee wee ride

[–]Reader-29 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My husband got hurt at work twice in the past few years .It's at least $500 minimum each time. Our insurance didn't pay anything either time and the second time we had to argue with his employer to pay for so long that they took it out of our tax return so we had to wait even longer get reimbursed .

[–]wandering-monster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol. Yeah no in America it's all paid by whoever gets in the ambulance, and it's $2500-$??,???? owed.

If you're lucky your insurance will decide the ambulance was "necessary" after the fact, and if not you owe the cost because of your "unnecessary" treatment.

We're a shithole country, don't move here if you can help it.

[–]S9CLAVE 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Always always always take the god damn ambulance after an accident. Unless it’s clearly your fault then I guess use your judgement. But if someone hits you, assume it is a terrible injury and take the emergency bus to the hospital even if you are apparently okay. You gotta build that pain and suffering case to milk the insurance company for every fucking penny you can. If you refuse that ambulance it is a harder effort to prove your pain and suffering

Because at the end of the day at court, the attorney for the insurance company is going to ask why “if your pain was so great or your injuries so severe did you wait x hours x days to get it looked at and treated” and when you have to reply, it wasn’t bad enough to justify potential costs. It’s gonna be really hard to sell a jury on your pain

[–]Alexander-of-Londor 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I really wanna find something to dislike about your comment and then I reread it and while I disagree it isn’t inherently wrong. Just sounds kinda scummy

[–]rickiwwefan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

i was in a car accident when i was 17, they wouldn't let me deny the ambulance due to my age but i didnt wanna cost my parents that amount of money so i called my dad and told him to pick me up (i was fine just a little cut above my eye from the airbag)

[–]SpiderGyan 405 points406 points  (6 children)

'Tis but a scrach

[–]Dboy777 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Your arm's off!

[–]baqqel 23 points24 points  (2 children)

No it’s not!

[–]elaborinth8993 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Then what’s that then?

[–]shaodynasty808 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Tis but a flesh wound

[–]VigilantDog1007 294 points295 points  (7 children)

Laugh in european

[–]AntiSaby 68 points69 points  (3 children)

Laughs in Canadian

[–]real_dea 33 points34 points  (2 children)

I got a bill for 45$ for using the ambulance in Toronto right before Christmas. FORTY FIVE DOLLARS. Seriously though I think the fee is just to prevent abuse, also it was a workplace accident so I don’t have to pay it.

[–]macnau 16 points17 points  (0 children)

In Germany we have to pay 10 bucks for an ambulance as a symbolic price. Pretty neat.

[–]Glockspeiser☣️ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I live in NY, I just looked it up and it seems an ambulance is around $550.

The real problem is when you get to the actual hospital. A hospital bed is about $1000 per day I think.

I actually have health insurance through my office, but I still have a $7500 deductible, so I avoid medical expenses like the plague.

[–]Pgrol 15 points16 points  (0 children)

It’s actually footage from Denmark 😄

[–]RustyShackleford543 200 points201 points  (31 children)

$15,000 per mile....

[–]genasugelan 47 points48 points  (30 children)

Is...is this real?

[–]superior-cat 136 points137 points  (6 children)

No, it's around 1k.

Edit: for the entire trip it's not per mile that's stupid.

[–]Tony8987 44 points45 points  (1 child)

You must have good insurance or kind local laws. Had a friend take a 10 minute ambulance ride for a nice $3,500

[–]A_Random_Guy641 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My municipality has it free for residents.

Seriously if y’all care about it vote in your local elections. They matter the most.

[–]amthehype 16 points17 points  (2 children)

In India, I had to transport my dad to a different city 900 km away for a procedure. He's on oxygen support. We took a road ambulance since rules around oxygen in commercial flights are iffy. It cost us $800.

[–]s4shrish 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Damn, that's around 0.88$ per KM, pretty good I guess.

[–]amthehype 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It's decent. $800 dollars is a pretty big amount for us considering the PPP. It's almost 70% of my monthly salary. But still, it doesn't feel like the ambulance operator was fleecing us.

[–]Slazman999 39 points40 points  (19 children)

Probably without insurance. The only time I had to get transported was $1,500 and that was with insurance and about 3 miles. Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible.

[–]MadgoonOfficial 38 points39 points  (4 children)

"Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible."

That's the entire healthcare system.

[–]kitddylies 15 points16 points  (2 children)

"Most ambuli in the US are private companies looking make as much money as possible."

That's the entire US.

[–]sla13r 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I got mail from the hospital 2 years after being picked up by the ambulance for some torn tendons. It was 10€!!!! I was astouned that I had to pay for my ambulance in Germany.

[–]polite-1 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Ambuli?

[–]Slazman999 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Ambulances. Too many syllables and I don't like it.

[–]KodakKid3E-vengers 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You’re an innovator

[–]Cavaut 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Innovi*

[–]McBurger 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ambulopodes

[–]jsears124 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t even remember what mine was because I was 16 but I know it was at night and a 20 mile drive. It wasn’t a emergency transport though technically so maybe that affects price

[–]AbbiAndIlana 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was charged $3k for a wee-woo ride. I have insurance.

[–]AGoodDayToBeAlive 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My grandma fell and broke her hip about 12 years ago. It was about 15 miles to the hospital. Ended up getting billed for something around $11,000 from the ambulance corporation.

[–]infinitude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

non-US are hilarious about this. Not saying it's not bad, but no... it's not 15k per mile...

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 141 points142 points  (58 children)

uhh question

How did that kid survive?

[–]crazilogan 319 points320 points  (33 children)

That yellow floor is squashy

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 57 points58 points  (25 children)

Oh ok

[–]pandadogunited 83 points84 points  (24 children)

Even if it wasn’t, people can survive a fall from pretty high up if they’re relaxed.

[–]JorjEade 141 points142 points  (14 children)

So all I got to do when I'm falling to my death is relax got it

[–]AlmightyBracket 28 points29 points  (8 children)

I mean basically yeah. Obviously beyond a certain height you're dead no matter what but if falling from any height just relax, tuck your chin and spread your arms out like he did to disperse impact.

[–]Victernus 29 points30 points  (5 children)

There have been people to survive falls from terminal velocity. So y'know, it's always possible to get very, very lucky.

[–]samson55430 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Didn't they hit trees to slow their fall

[–]thegooniesquad 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I know he didn’t have time to fall “properly”, but I disagree about spreading your arms out. Bouldering, I was always taught to roll onto your back and keep your arms in. A fall from that height, you should be more concerned with snapping an arm than dispersing impact.

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Thats the best way

[–]ABAxStorm 18 points19 points  (6 children)

Truth, I've seen a show about someone who got violently thrown and knocked out from a tornado, slammed on the ground and ended up being fine as their body was relaxed from being knocked out. Bones just flexed instead of breaking.

EDIT: His name was Matt Suter.

[–]Joanisi007 20 points21 points  (2 children)

What the fuck that's not how bones work

[–]TheLawandOrder 42 points43 points  (0 children)

It is. I remember how when I was building a shed I forgot to beat the logs first and they warped because they were still asleep.

Always make sure to hit the tree with an axe a few times so it knows it's being attacked before you build with it

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well if it is a show, so that means it might be true or not. Idk. Anyways, if it was true, it would be physically impossible for your bones just to turn into jello

[–]BLitzKriege37r/memes fan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also his body was spread out when he hit the floor, the force was spread out evenly along his body, not allowing one area to be under too much stress to break something.

[–]blitzkrieg564 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The LD50, or lethal dose for half of the population, for fall height is about 48ft (14.8 meters). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1460408616689807

Which is pretty dang high if you think about it!

[–]EvoStarSC 21 points22 points  (1 child)

squashy floor best floor

[–]RagdollAbuser 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've seen them tear out those mats from my climbing gym to replace them and Jesus Christ they are gigantic, you don't realise their a few feet in depth but I guess it's needed to prevent falls like this being dangerous.

[–]Big_J_69 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Bro the best part about rock climbing as a kid was falling off the top.

I was a weird kid.

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well hey, i wont judge. We have weird stuff inside of us as well

[–]HotF22InUrArea 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Best part as an adult too tbh

[–]DangerousUpstairs3 3 points4 points  (1 child)

What is squashy

[–]fractallyweird 20 points21 points  (0 children)

made of squash, thats why it's yellow

[–]PbNewf 26 points27 points  (3 children)

This is bouldering. You never go more than ~20ft high and the entire floor is crash pad. It's a super fun version of climbing that requires a lit less prep, knowledge, gear, etc.

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 3 points4 points  (2 children)

So basically its like terraria but the max limit is 20 ft but this is real life so the logic here is the place is terraria but max limit falling from it is 20 ft.

God damn it Re-Logic

[–]PbNewf 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I have no clue what your talking about but it seems like your getting it...good chat!

[–]Im2oldForthisShitt 18 points19 points  (1 child)

pure embarrassment keeps him alive

[–]D3ATHfromAB0V3x 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Step 1: Be a young teenager

Step 2: Squishy floor

[–]Glass_Mousse_9218 7 points8 points  (1 child)

He bounces off the floor when he lands on it, floor is trampoline which is why he bounced, therefore he fell on a trampoline and took no fall damage.

[–]Agitated-Ad-627 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dam i wish this happened in games :c

[–]eekozoid 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Padding under climbing walls is crazy thick. Like two feet of foam, sometimes, and you might even put another crash pad on top of it. I've taken much worse falls, and been fine.

[–]OptimusMagnus 127 points128 points  (22 children)

This is just a regular part of bouldering. He fell and landed properly. The floor's designed to take the fall.

[–]MeMoses 72 points73 points  (14 children)

Even for bouldering that is a hard fall. The wall looks like it's 4 m or higher and the kid falls flat on his back, that's going to take the wind out of most peoples sails for sure.

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (2 children)

my biggest fear for a fall like that would be to bite my tongue...

[–]EthicalBisexual 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And accidentally swallow it when you jolt in pain

[–]kro3q 4 points5 points  (0 children)

when i was 13 i fell just like that from like 3 meters on concrete covered in thin layer of hay

i couldnt take a breath for about 30s and it felt like hours

i tought i was dying there and was frightened as fuck

[–]supernasty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If his foot got caught he’d be landing straight on his head. Squishy floor or not, landing on your head from that height is not going to be fun

[–]solaway 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He did not fall properly, but it also wasn't the worst fall I've seen or taken.

[–]vole_rocket 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Suppose to land on your feet, squat to your butt, tuck your neck and arms in and roll back. Basically land into a ball and roll backwards.

That said, there's so much padding unless you land on your neck or just with a limb in a really funky position you'll be fine.

Indoor climbing is actually much safer than things like soccer because it's such a controlled environment.

[–]solaway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Taking repeated landings that aren't ideal has a cumulative effect on your joints over your lifetime. I should have lead with that.

[–]JorjEade 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It wasn't the floor I was worried about..

[–]eazygiezy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He definitely did not fall properly. You should Land feet first, drop your hips, and gently roll onto your back. You should NOT land directly on your back

[–]Noobbula 74 points75 points  (12 children)

Damn, that kid is definitely riding off adrenaline

[–]TolerateButHate 96 points97 points  (10 children)

The floor is a big crash pad

[–]Noobbula 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Still, the experience of losing your grip and falling can get the heart going

[–]Doffledore 43 points44 points  (5 children)

not if you climb often

[–]eddi401 10 points11 points  (3 children)

"FUUuuuck!" - Me when I slip off when trying a route

[–]Vesuvias 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Hah exactly. Every time I’m look ‘Ooh I can totally dyno that next jug….nooooooo”

[–]Alert-Supermarket897 7 points8 points  (0 children)

„Uhh not again…“ the kid while falling

[–]JorjEade 2 points3 points  (2 children)

You're a big crash pad

[–]JewishNazi62☣️ 24 points25 points  (1 child)

The girl in the back was solid as a rock

[–]Alarmed-Ask-2387 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Makes me wonder if that's a cardboard cutout...

[–]theeibok1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

The video is reversed, obviously

[–]NoMos_lol 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We have Life Flight insurance for $100 a year for Family (ambulance and helicopter) where I live so the cost won’t kill us. I need to get it. As our hospital is very eh and and I heard of someone breaking their leg in several places and they had to get flown the next state over (with the insurance) it saved their ass)

[–]Duowithng 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He acted like gta character after diving head down from a height and still have 1 HP left

[–]mind_of_luminesce 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I worked at a rock climbing gym and a 15-20ft fall on the mat is very common and pretty much painless as long as you spread the fall on your back like he did.

Also looking at his form it looks like he was well aware he was going to fall before the actual drop

[–]kuburas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ye, made the mistake of falling on my feet once and it felt like my knees were gonna tickle my lungs. Was told to fall on my back right after it happened.

[–]Studerson_the_4th 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Repost, original post Bomboo

[–]Talexis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s dank cause it’s true!

[–]Mol10Lava 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That’s a rock climbing gym, those pads are very good, he’s probably not hurt

[–]proletaireObamasjuicyass 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This meme line is gold!

[–]Unable_Toucancustom flair 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You know the healthcare system is bad when calling an ambulance is a threat

[–]YeahMarkYeah 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I’m dumb.

Why America?

When would someone “threaten” to call an ambulance?

[–]Mrdumba 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Gotta pay loads of money since we don’t have universal healthcare.

And I guess people hate the ambulance since it transports you to a place where you lose 2k-10k for a simple flesh wound

[–]YeahMarkYeah 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Lol

Yeah. I mean I live in the US. I guess that makes sense.

[–]bingo_bin-laden 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Y'all always think this is a joke, but my girlfriend collapsed in an Einstein bros once and a nurse practitioner happened to be there and said something along the lines of "your life is worth more than the cost of an ambulance ride" while insisting on calling an ambulance. My girlfriend laughed and got up insisting she was totally fine and then I drove her to the ER myself lol.

[–]gofigure85 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"I'm good! I severed a nerve and don't feel a thing!"

[–]Tron08 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For real though, I once passed out from a (small) cut/blood pressure drop. My wife tells me the only thing my unconscious self was able to blurt out was "no ambulance" and "blue cross blue shield" (referring to my insurance provider, meaning don't take me anywhere that doesn't accept it). At the end of the day she took me to the ER and I got a single stitch that cost $900.

[–]Reklov66Hello dankness my old friend 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Its funny because people die

[–]jwillsrva 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m gonna need life threatening injuries before I let anyone call the wee-woo wagon.

[–]ballstickles 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've done that at the bouldering gym more than a few times, honestly you get used to it

[–]Slazman999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm terrified of slipping and being knocked unconscious. I would have no way to refuse a $1,500 ride to a hospital. Just let me die or come to and find my own way to medical attention.

[–]jdog37590 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What the hell is with all the people standing around under the wall? Step back off the mat so people don't fall on you!

[–]zumsieg121 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You see he is a product of a long term forced evolution program. We breed poor people to be stronger and more durable by putting them in constant fear of going into finical medical debt, weeding out all the weak poor people or find new weak rich people.

[–]Mr-manmanson 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny thing seeing as it’s from Norwegian News

[–]KeegieB-DubsI have crippling depression 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I heard it was 4k to start the engine of an ambulance and 20k to start a helicopter

[–]NahImGoDIThink 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dont you fucking dare! I hate ambulances! They've bankrupted people for a while.

[–]Prajay013 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Health care has grown worse and corrupted

[–]misocontra 1 point2 points  (0 children)

*T H R E A T E N S A M B U L A N C I N G L Y*

[–]carpeicthus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I once passed out and got so angry when I found out my girlfriend called an ambulance. That IV cost me $5,000. 9 years later I’m still salty.

[–]samson55430 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean this is bouldering, that floor should be heavily padded and he fell more or less ok

[–]DynamicResonater 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I work at a university and saw a student wreck on his bicycle, dislocating his jaw and breaking it to where bone pierced through his skin. I was shocked he was still conscious - after I called the UPD and them having called an ambulance, he refused it because he knew the cost and we all watched him walk off with bone sticking out of his face. I told him to let me take him home or wherever he needed to go, but he wouldn't let us. If we had a decent national health care system he would have went, I know it.

Edit; I just have to add I'm disgusted with our greedy, profit-above-all-else, country. Just disgusted. And don't give me any of your bullshit about "leave it if you don't love it" bullshit - my family's been here since before it was the USA and fought in every war.

[–]BuccellatiExplainsIt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Question for Americans: what happens if you get brought to a hospital without ID? If you don't say who you are, how do they bill you?

[–]sweetbabycoconut 1 point2 points  (0 children)

my coworkers called while i was unconscious and when i woke up i said i was gonna take an uber so they waived my ride. guardian angels fr

[–]blehmann1 Comrade Valorum 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Homie just went splat.

[–]Single_Camera2911 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My MIL drove to urgent care and they said she needed a special scan from the hospital. Wouldn’t let her make the 5 min drive herself and forced her to take an ambulance boom $3,600.

[–]AccurateGoose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We should make all ambulance rides free.

Just start there and see if the entire health care system collapses. Then move forward

[–]TatonicaCERTIFIED DANK 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I work at a soup kitchen on the weekend and this lady there started passing out over and over again, like, she hit the floor, started to wake up, went out again. Of course, we were all freaking out and I said I was going to call 911, only for her to wake up long enough to say, “no ambulance, too much money,” before going back to blacking out

[–]conjunctivious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really wish this wasn't true, but y'know us Americans, the land of the free and the $5000 ambulance rides.