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October 26, 2014, 08:14:50 PM
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This Polish Hospital Will Let Patients Settle Bills With Bitcoin

http://www.coindesk.com/patients-can-pay-surgery-polish-hospital-bitcoin/


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A private hospital in Warsaw, Poland, which is run by the Medicover Group, will soon let patients pay their bills in bitcoin. A bitcoin ATM planned to be launched at the facility in the near future should make that process even easier.

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October 26, 2014, 09:09:43 PM
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Good news.
Poland proves to be a very evolved place.

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October 26, 2014, 09:35:42 PM
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Great news for sure! Good to see that there are different kind of businesses willing to accept Bitcoin as form of payment.

Only not sure if health insurers will cover anything that is paid for with Bitcoin.

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October 30, 2014, 01:26:33 AM
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Still the first? I thought by now it would be the 20th or the 30th..
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October 30, 2014, 02:30:03 AM
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I also read this in the news. It's good to know that btc's adoption is becoming more and more mainstream!
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October 30, 2014, 03:00:17 AM
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October 30, 2014, 03:54:22 AM
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cool, hope it can be used in more and more hospital. Grin
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October 30, 2014, 04:05:56 AM
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Did not see any signs which accept bitcoins in the picture
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October 30, 2014, 04:12:48 PM
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Very good news, I hope others hospitals will take the same path.
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October 30, 2014, 05:49:45 PM
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i hearby have to say the kewlest people in the world are doctors.  period.

i am here.
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October 30, 2014, 05:53:21 PM
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That's an amazing news now they can pay for medical care without any part of government crap in their bills that's really good.
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October 30, 2014, 06:22:08 PM
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Well I don't know why but I certainly had this picture come to my mind,

Imagine a patient is admitted in the hospital for a surgery. Now he/she has 2 btc that's worth about 330 per coin in the current market. And the surgery will cost about 500$. So he/she thinks that it is enough. Now the next morning, given the nature of the Bitcoin, the price just dropped to 200 per coin. Now what will happen?

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October 30, 2014, 06:30:59 PM
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Wait are they going to accept payments in BTC or is there just going to be a BTC ATM that you can take the cash from and pay your bills in fiat? One is a small step other one is a bigger one.

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October 30, 2014, 08:38:27 PM
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Well I don't know why but I certainly had this picture come to my mind,

Imagine a patient is admitted in the hospital for a surgery. Now he/she has 2 btc that's worth about 330 per coin in the current market. And the surgery will cost about 500$. So he/she thinks that it is enough. Now the next morning, given the nature of the Bitcoin, the price just dropped to 200 per coin. Now what will happen?

I think people like you have no faith in humanity and you seriously need to stop trying to enforce that pessimism on other people. If a doctor would seriously abandon somebody like you say because of money, then they're assholes, that goes for anybody but there you go, you think you need people with guns to go and make them cure people.
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October 30, 2014, 09:40:35 PM
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Well I don't know why but I certainly had this picture come to my mind,

Imagine a patient is admitted in the hospital for a surgery. Now he/she has 2 btc that's worth about 330 per coin in the current market. And the surgery will cost about 500$. So he/she thinks that it is enough. Now the next morning, given the nature of the Bitcoin, the price just dropped to 200 per coin. Now what will happen?

Let them take one of your kidneys as a payment. Problem solved.

Wait are they going to accept payments in BTC or is there just going to be a BTC ATM that you can take the cash from and pay your bills in fiat? One is a small step other one is a bigger one.

They are accepting payments in BTC and planning to also install the ATM in the future.
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November 03, 2014, 07:15:27 AM
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encouraging news for the development of bitcoin, but in my city for the cost of the hospital is free. they just need to take care of the health card and pay for $ 3 per month. and when they are sick and need care there will be no fees charged
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November 03, 2014, 07:24:48 AM
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Well that's nice Cheesy pretty good news for bitcoin

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November 03, 2014, 07:39:04 AM
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You have to pay to go to the hospital in Poland? If you can't pay do they just let you die?

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November 03, 2014, 09:21:30 AM
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You have to pay to go to the hospital in Poland? If you can't pay do they just let you die?

Nope. There's a 'free healthcare', but there are also private hospitals (like the one mentioned) for those who are not willing to wait months/years for the first available term to see a specialist doctor etc
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November 03, 2014, 12:02:10 PM
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When you sick the first thing in your mind would about how to settle the bills not about using what to pay the bills

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