Healthcare. . GETTING SICK SUCKS an AMERICA) it' ll on October MI of this year I woke up with on excruciating pain in my lower abdomen. Turns out it was appendi
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GETTING SICK SUCKS
an AMERICA)
it' ll on October MI of this year I woke up with on
excruciating pain in my lower abdomen. Turns out
it was appendicitis. So after about a M! hour stay in
the hospital I was free to go. This was the bill
I received eariler this month.
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The cover page of sorts. You can see the original total
up at the tap. Thankfully I was still on my dad' s
insurance for another month or so. , 029. 31 wouid
have been way too much for me pay on my own.
Then again 51 M, 19. 53 is still a ton at this time in my
life.
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The services I received.
I think you can '."., cgt-] how outrageous some of these costs
are Such as the Recovery Room that I was in for
maybe two hours. Or the Room and Board that I had
For one night. Or maybe the , 500 worth of
anesthesia they supposedly used on me.
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an in can: at
The rest of the services.
000 l? l', the cactuar surgery.
never truly understood how much healthcare in the "
costs until this happened. I' m in 20 year old guy.
Thought other people should see this get Cc.. real idea
of how much an ) , illness costs in the .
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#1 - johrai ONLINE (01/05/2014) [+] (7 replies)
You can thank a large part of that to the hospital's insurances. If a doctor makes the slightest error and even hurts a patient, the cost of his mistake is so monumental that hospitals themselves have their own insurance to cover them. Add to that legal and administrative fees, dealing with healing people is a risky venture.

A single lawsuit for malpractice, even if it's an honest mistake and a doctor hurts someone, can shut down a hospital.

The US Legal system is as much as fault here as hospitals are. I'm not condoning it, it's a pretty sad state of affairs, but it's a problem of our own devising. Like that damn woman that spilled McDonalds coffee in her lap like a twat, then sued AND FUCKING WON a huge settlement against the establishment.

Makes me sick.
User avatar #9 - FligFlag (01/05/2014) [-]
This is on the front page right now...
User avatar #5 - voltkills (01/05/2014) [+] (3 replies)
thats insane man, what the hell, when you consider that here in the UK, the NHS would do it for free, i dont understand how a hospital can charge $55k for it.
User avatar #7 to #6 - voltkills (01/05/2014) [-]
oh right yea, theres taxes, but, its like £2k a year in taxes (really roughly) for the NHS, considering in a year they would do multiple things for a person if it was needed, i think this is working a lot better then paying $11k and insurance costs.
#14 - oprahnoodlemantra (01/06/2014) [-]
I'm from Sacramento as well. Neat hospital bill. Got charged only half that for ER services that only required an IV for 4 hours, but still, gotta love medical treatment.
User avatar #12 - thelizardlord (01/05/2014) [-]
1. Go on frontpage
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4. ????
5. Profit
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