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November 03, 2014, 12:36:16 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?

Same thing that happens if a guy only has $200 in his bank account after the surgery.

You get a bill.

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November 03, 2014, 02:16:20 PM
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There is a shortage of good news about bitcoin this past few weeks. Good thing there's this news.
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November 03, 2014, 02:34:12 PM
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Good idea , i hope all hospital in the world will accept bitcoin , price will rise and bitcoin will be more famous than before.

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November 03, 2014, 03:58:10 PM
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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

That's what I thought, thanks. So rich people can pay for a specialist with Bitcoin. I guess that's good news if the wealthy sick citizens of Poland know what Bitcoin is.

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November 03, 2014, 04:07:54 PM
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Great news!
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November 03, 2014, 04:11:38 PM
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Awesome I would of never thought a Hospital would of adopted Bitcoin so early that's crazy news!
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December 01, 2014, 09:52:31 PM
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A quick follow up.

According to bitcoin.pl, one couple have chosen that hospital (Medicover, Warsaw) for the birth of their child and they'll be paying for the service with bitcoins.

So probably it's the first case like this in history.

It was presented as a 'news flash' not a full article, so cannot provide a link.



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December 01, 2014, 10:52:07 PM
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According to bitcoin.pl, one couple have chosen that hospital (Medicover, Warsaw) for the birth of their child and they'll be paying for the service with bitcoins.

So probably it's the first case like this in history.

Cool, but not quite unique. From a year and a half ago: http://www.eggdonor.com/blog/2013/06/11/meet-worlds-bitcoin-baby/

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December 01, 2014, 11:18:40 PM
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According to bitcoin.pl, one couple have chosen that hospital (Medicover, Warsaw) for the birth of their child and they'll be paying for the service with bitcoins.

So probably it's the first case like this in history.

Cool, but not quite unique. From a year and a half ago: http://www.eggdonor.com/blog/2013/06/11/meet-worlds-bitcoin-baby/

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The child was born thanks to a frozen embryo transfer cycle paid for with bitcoins. Lee says it’s the first time he’s aware of that anyone has paid for fertility treatments that way.

That's slightly different.

Still may be the first birth paid for in bitcoins, which doesn't sound that specular as most births are free (public hospitals).

Anyhow, good to see a wider adoption of BTC.
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