posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 06:17 PM
You are darn right that medical care cost in the US is truly outrageous as I have learned yesterday when I received my medical bill from the Ozarks
Medical Center. I told the hubby that I was in shock when I saw how much they charged us but I didn't tell him that I almost fainted so much I felt
dizzy by looking at the bill over and over hoping that it was a typo and there was an extra 1 in front of the 269.50$!
A stupid accident, long story short, it left me with severely bruised fingers on both hands and some back pains. Looking on how my fingers were taking
an alarming shade of purple, the hubby took me to the emergency room.
I was treated nicely, they took 6 x-rays, 3 for each hands and one for my back, was assured that nothing was broken, provided with a set of splints
for the MD felt that even tho the x-rays didn't reveal anything significant that the bones in my thumbs were the hardest to look at, so the splints
were mostly preventive, wasn't given any medication against the pain beside being told, take some tylenol and we were off on our merry way.
Total cost, a whopping 1269.50$
I can agree that some fees should be paid like the x-ray technician and the MD medical expertise but beyond that, being charged 700$ for 7 x-rays is
As I told the hubby, it is one thing to pay for the medical personnel and staff but it is another to pay for their medical equipment! Not to mention
that I checked online for the cost of x-ray films and you can get a 100 sheet for the low price of 29$ ?!?
I also checked just for kicks how much 2 round trip air fare from St-Louis to Mexico city would cost, seems that we could leave in less than 24h for
the low price of 410$ per seat, get medical treatment and a week under the mexican sun for the same price we were charged for a few x-rays and medical
Ya betcha it's a conspiracy Sancho!
I am glad you are ok and that you were given the appropriate care for a fair price instead of eye gouging ones that I am staring at right now, not to
mention excellent drugs to ease your burns
Frankly, if we have had that kind of money at hand, We would probably be visiting some mayan ruins and having a great time instead of me cussing at
how high the price of health care is in the US.
We will pay them, even if payments are some 20$ a month, we will pay those vultures. Heck, next time around, I just might purchase those x-ray films
for 29$ and tell them to use those