This is a very interesting look at how our health care system works. Well worth the read.
People in the US are used to this sort of thing but I wanted give everyone a peek into the way healthcare is billed:
The price charged to insurance for OR use and three days of babysitting for a ruptured appendix was $42,500. No ICU. This does not include the surgeon’s fee or the anesthesiologist’s bill or the pathologist’s examinationof the removed offending organ.
The amount actually paid by insurance was $8,950 with an additional $680 of patient responsibility (what the patient has to pay).
The other over $30,000 was “adjustment”, money that will never be paid by anyone.
The games we play.
After the birth of my child, I received a bill from the hospital for my care… over $2,000. There were also bills for the OB, anesthesia, pediatrician, the NICU stay, etc.
I expected the bills to be high. My baby was worth any price but I still…
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