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Is this surgery center breaking the law?

I had planned surgery yesterday, which was cancelled on the part of the surgery center because of equipment issues. I originally paid a deposit to lock in the date/time, and also made a partial payment on a CC the day before (because it was not my card and the cardholder wouldn't be present on the procedure day). Am I right in demanding a refund of the money paid thus far, and is it actually illegal for them to NOT refund me? [more inside]
posted by ancient star on Jul 10, 2013 - 16 answers

 

How do I navigate this health insurance situation?

How do I figure out the details on a tricky health insurance situation so I am not doing anything shady, but also don't accidentally end up many thousand of dollars in debt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Before surgery, my insurance company said I wouldn't have to pay. After surgery, that's changed. What now?

Before having surgery, I was told by my insurance company that my deductible had been reached, and that there was nothing for me to pay. After surgery, they amended that, telling me that in fact my deductible had not been filled at all for the present period, and I *would* have to pay. Am I just screwed here? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 2, 2011 - 15 answers

How do you evaluate a transitional care facility?

How do you evaluate a transitional care/rehab facility? What things do we need to ask about? Any recommendations in the Twin Cities? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Mar 15, 2011 - 1 answer

Surgery without friends

How can I have surgery without someone to accompany me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 4, 2010 - 28 answers

I need surgery and don't have insurance. What are my options?

I need surgery and don't have insurance. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by christonabike on Oct 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Babies, surgery and no aenthesia

Babies were often operated on with no anesthesia 30 years ago or more. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Mar 14, 2010 - 26 answers

Nasal polyps removal: Boston or Bergen?

I'm thinking of getting surgery to remove nasal polyps. Should I get it done in the Boston area, where I have no insurance, or in Bergen, Norway, where I'll be returning for work in January (with a worker's visa)? Or should I have it done at all?
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 - 8 answers

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