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 and WOW Women on Writing. 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. WaltPage says:

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

  2. Victo Dolore says:

    Thank you so much for the reblog!

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