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earthwormjim91954 karma

So we had a doctor that billed the wrong insurance for us. We sent them the correct plan information (they did not update our info in their office after our plan changed over for the new plan year) and the insurance sent them multiple letters asking them to just resubmit the claim and it would be paid, after telling us that we would not be on the hook for any of it as it was all a covered service not subject to deductible or anything (pre-natal well mother visits). Instead of resubmitting it (or even sending us an actual bill) they just sent the whole thing to collections and we started getting calls.

How would we handle something like that? We disputed it with the credit bureau and told the collector to stop contacting us, and it doesn't show on either of our credit reports, but they still will not stop calling us. It has been over a year.

earthwormjim91528 karma

That's exactly how it goes.

earthwormjim91497 karma

The doctor's office just told us "we got rid of that already, you'll have to deal with the collection agency".

We just told the collection agency to fuck off and blocked their number, but we keep getting voicemails.

earthwormjim91242 karma

It just kinda blows my mind that they have internet and phone service, plus all the solar power, but haven't put in the tiny amount of effort to get an electric pump.

A 25 GPM submersible pump is $185 at Home Depot. https://www.homedepot.com/p/XtremepowerUS-1-HP-Submersible-2-Wire-Deep-Well-Water-Pump-115-Volt-184-ft-25-GPM-75120/308950632

Running water is such a major quality of life thing, and it's so cheap. I don't know why anyone would willingly choose to not have it. Even just the time saved on not having to manually draw water would be worth the couple hundred bucks.

You would set it up to feed into a pressurized holding tank, and that would be what gives you the running water for the house. Fill it during the day when you have solar power, and the tank will carry you through the night if you need water.

earthwormjim91184 karma

Security was not guaranteed under the Budapest Memorandum though, but under the Trilateral Statement

The Trilateral Statement: Signed in Moscow, 14 January 1994 by the presidents of the United States, Russia, and Ukraine: Bill Clinton, Boris Yeltsin, and Leonid Kravchuk. Details the procedures to transfer Ukrainian nuclear warheads to Russia and associated compensation and security assurances. Sets out simultaneous actions to transfer SS-18 and SS-24 warheads from Ukraine to Russia for dismantling and to provide compensation to Ukraine in the form of fuel assemblies for nuclear power stations. It also provides economic support and technical aid from the United States to assist with dismantling the strategic nuclear arms, as well as security assurances to Ukraine from both the United States and Russia, once START I enters into force and Ukraine becomes a non-nuclear weapon state party to the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Also from the same article:

In a joint statement on December 4, 2009 the presidents of the United States and Russia, Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev, confirmed the assurances of security to Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus given on the heels of these countries' consent in 1994 to give up their nuclear weapons.