Just curious — how much did these scooters cost???
There are 2 prices for every model. 1 price for Medicaid/Medicare and the other for you (RETAIL).
As someone earlier up thread came up with the perfect analogy. How much does a Hospital charge Medicaid/Medicare for an aspirin and how much does CVS/Walgreens charge you for an aspirin, get my drift?
Medicaid/Medicare patients are charged for a new scooter-EVERY 5 YEARS. If said Scooter develops problems after the first year, Medicaid/Medicare is again charged for Repair. In my experience, if the scooter is used heavily (particularly by heavy people), it is utterly useless after 4 years. So Medicaid/medicare is charged (allot) to rebuild scooter (new tires, elect motors, batteries/charger-BIG markup on parts). The old scooter (just rebuilt) is replaced at the next year and usually the old scooter is keep by the customer (notice, I did not say patient), to be sold or given away.
Typically the scooters range from $1800-$5000. of course new tires, batteries, motors, etc... for one of them will run you about (retail) 6.8 million....LOL