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to YYser: Was it a bill from Hatzoloh that you then sent to your insurance company or was it an Explanation of Benefits that your insurance company sends you every month to show you whom they paid?
As an aside, if you call 911 and a city ambulance takes you to the hospital, 911 bills your insurance company. It is NOT a free ride. So many people think a 911 ambulance is ‘free’ and are shocked when they see their Explanation of Benifits that shows that the insurance company paid them and/or when they receive a bill from the city for the co-copay. As I have already stated, I and my family members have never received a bill from Hatzoloh for the co-pay.
As I’ve said previously, from my own experience and knowledge, insurance companies do NOT bill patients for their co-pay. The provider (doctor, hospital, ambulance company) bills the patient for the co-pay that the insurance company doesn’t pay. I have never received a bill from Hatzoloh for my co-pay, and neither have any of my relatives. We know that the insurance companies did pay Hatzoloh, because it was listed on our monthly Explanation of Benefits. I would like to hear from anyone who has received a bill from any division of Hatzoloh.
Copays are billed by the doctor or hospital, directly to the patient. The insurance company does not bill the patient. The doctor or hospital, or in this case, the ambulance company (Hatzoloh), will bill the patient if they want to collect the copay. I have received bills for the copay from doctors and hospitals, but never from Hatzoloh.November 4, 2018 6:56 pm at 6:56 pm in reply to: Calling 311 on someone blocking your driveway is mesira #1616746
It is unfortunate that people think that their being late for a minyan or, when out shopping, and they can’t find a parking spot, that they are allowed to inconvience someone else by blocking their driveway. Their davening is worthless because they ‘stole time’ (gezel z’man), which can’t be repaid. Several years ago, I actually found a car parked IN my driveway and I couldn’t leave for work. After spending some time knocking on doors, and therefore being late for work, I found the owners of the car. They were ‘frum’ Israelis visiting someone and didn’t understand that what they did was wrong.
I have also witnessed (‘frum’) people blocking driveways that had cars in them. One driveway had a car that anyone could plainly see was a Hatzoloh car, but they blocked the driveway, anyway.
Don’t even get me started on the people running to catch their minyan and putting the neighborhood in sakanah by parking at a fire hydrant.
Sorry, but you cannot dictate which type of police officer you want in your neighborhood and how they are to do their job.
Joseph: Open your eyes and get your head out of the sand. More and more people are using the eruv. Go out for a walk on a nice Shabbos afternoon, or go to your local park on a nice Shabbos afternoon. I am not saying that everyone is using the eruv, but more and more people are. There are more people pushing strollers and more people who are unfortunately in wheelchairs, being pushed by family members. I also see more people than ever before carrying their tallesim to shul. These people range from those wearing a ‘srugie’ to those wearing strimmels.
“What issue do you guys have with just admitting that only MO people hold of the eruv?”
When was the last time you were in Flatbush on a Shabbos? I see ‘yeshivish’, (black hat, white shirt) men and many chassidim using the eruv.
a. Rav Moshe ZT”L stated in his teshuva that there are rabbonim that are matir the eruv and that he is a daaqs yochid.
b. To all those who yell and scream about others who use the eruv: Do you use a Shabbos clock? Rav Moshe was against them, and his grandchildren do not use them.