posted on Feb, 27 2016 @ 04:10 PM
a reply to: Antipathy17
That seems a little ridiculous. Avg. ER visit, not overnight $500, plus IV's and doctor bill. I would say $1,800 maybe. I have seen ridiculous bills.
When my wife was attacked and daughter born early as a result I got a bill for over $500K with a big red note, due in 10 days. I laughed. What do they
think, let me just grab my wallet here? I had bills in the millions range. Thank God the US government stepped in and told the hospital they could
write it off on their taxes, which made the hospital happy.
You know, my doctors visits went up about 2.5x as a result of the ACA. They raise the bills so high because the ACA pays only partial like medicaid
and medicare. So, they just bill more to get paid the same. If your friend calls in for a cash price he may be surprised. I have these $400+ lab fees
for a drug test every 3 months and they accept $55 cash. Billing is an insurance game, not a cash price game. That is probably why it is so high.
edit on 27/2/16 by spirit_horse because: (no reason given)