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It will if you do not pay USA prices to ripoff Chinese clinics.

Clearly no one here wants to use the fact that the medical costs here are not at USA levels and the USA has the most expensive prices the world has to offer and it’s why I reference USA medical prices in this post. In fact prices are 1/20th or less than in the USA. Appendix bursts? $500 usd, proper care, week in a private room, here in boondocksville. Seen this, happened to a friend.

There is no way medical bills here approach the level of the USA, UNLESS you insist on going to the ripoff clinics that take Fullpat insurance, the clinics that elevate their prices to use up exactly as much as your insurance company will pay.

If UF is unwilling and unable to stabilise someone after major medical, trauma, cardio vascular event, etc. THEN WHAT THE FARK ARE YOU PAYING THEM SO MUCH DAMN MONEY FOR? Seems to me you guys are being ripped off as you get no value for money with your insurance as well as your “Western Style Medical Care”.

My mistake, I thought some of you here do not waste money.

Silly me when some of you piss away 50k a month on an apartment.

If I break a leg – I can pay for it myself. If I stroke out, I can pay for it myself. If I have an MI, I can pay for it myself. Why? Because I am not in the USA where it will cost me n x 100k USD. I am also not making 100k/CNY a month here.

What the **** are you pissing your money away on? Hookers and Blow?

USA costs are $35k a day for major medical. Think 200k to 500k USD for anything that really saves your life.

400k CNY to fly you to Tokyo? Are you daft? It wouldn’t cost that much to charter your own helicopter in the USA. That’s 70k USD!

Do you have any idea what 160k CNY/26k USD gets you in the STATES? That’s retainer only practices that work with Scripps, or ARE Scripps, best in the world, cash only, premium insurance or pay in advance. And your friend paid that in CHINA? For a blown out knee? If you have 500k CNY in Chinese medical expenses you can get that all done in San Diego.

-1) Wreck knee

-2) Book next flight to Los Angeles, business or 1st class $5,000

-3) Arrive LAX and get rental car/limo/shuttle/ambulance to La Jolla $200-$1000

-4) Show up at Scripps, hobble in and cut them a check for $10K right there

-5) Local hotel room $150/ night. Stay one week.

You flew to LAX, are paying cash, and still have not spent 13k. I do not understand you guys, at all.


More and more you guys support the notion that well-paid MNC D-level and up personnel are just idiots here. Pissing your money away on no-value for money nonsense.

If you have 50k or 100k USD to waste on medical care here, fly to Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Sydney or Los Angeles.