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"Just say NO!" … to CarePoint Health System/ Bayonne Medical Center.

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"Just say 'NO!'" … to CarePoint Health System/ Bayonne Medical Center.

CarePoint / Bayonne Medical Center (CP-BMC) has had a monopoly, a STRANGLEHOLD, on healthcare in Bayonne since its 2008 privatization and for-profit reincarnation. Google it and see. The truth is all over public domain, so do not CarePoint try to fool or threaten you. Their abusive billing practices, billing rates higher than those of even Beverly Hills, were brought to the public eye by Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski and NBC4 New York in 2014.

After recently polling other Bayonne residents of the outrageous bills they received for services from CP-BMC, invoice amounts of $10,000 for a bandaid and tetanus shot (self), $17,000 for two stitches, multiple bills (one for an OVERNIGHT stay) nearing $100,000, appeared. And the list goes on.

CarePoint / Bayonne Medical Center is currently placing full-page ads in local papers in an effort to stop COMPETITION from coming into its currently closed market, namely Barnabas who plans to provide Bayonne residents with a new satellite Emergency Room and competitive rates for services.

CarePoint pleads that local residents will lose jobs, another lightly-veiled threat.  But who is to say that Barnabas may be in need of hiring such needed or displaced staff?

Please see the Wednesday July 5th Bayonne Community News, page 7  (AND the previous week’s paper), and CALL those numbers to tell our officials “NO to CarePoint!” and that Bayonne residents DESERVE better, competitive, and fair market services, NOT the monopoly of services CarePoint and Bayonne Medical Center are trying to convince us to keep. You shop the grocery stores for deals. Healthcare deserves the same level of healthy competition.

My wallet says, "Just say NO!" … to CarePoint Health System / Bayonne Medical Center. Yours should, too!!!


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