posted on Jan, 28 2014 @ 01:28 PM
Could we please get a link to the story?
Also, this kind of very unusual circumstances may not be the best example. Not being able to read the story, I would think it likely the anti-venom
was very expensive, and there may have been ICU charges.
ETA: Ok, thanks for the link.
According to the story, 81,000 was for the anti-venom, which the patient said he found on-line for 750/dose. (so about 4,000) First of all, I don't
think I would be buying something like that over ebay. Secondly, after his insurance kicked in and paid its discounted amount of 20,000, the patients
out-of-pocket was just over 5,000. Yes, still a large bill but I would think his life is worth that much. In any other country he likely might not
have gotten the same treatment.
Obviously, our health care is messed up. Obamacare is only going to make this type of situation even worse. It is NOT the answer.
28-1-2014 by westcoast because: (no reason given)