Dollars and Senseless

This is a very interesting look at how our health care system works. Well worth the read.

Behind the White Coat

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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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About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, WOW Women on Writing and Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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4 Responses to Dollars and Senseless

  1. Victo Dolore says:

    Thank you so much for the reblog!

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  2. WaltPage says:

    A good read, especially after my recent knee replacement. 😉

    Like

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