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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This $55,000 Bill Is The Perfect Example Of Our Broken Hospital System

"I never truly understood how much healthcare in the US costs until I got appendicitis in October," wrote Reddit user zcypher, identifying himself as "a 20 year old guy."

He posted the hospital bill to Reddit after he was shocked by the price. (See more images below):


Anonymous said...

This problem is further reaching than medical care.

This practice is also used in car buying, car repairs, purchasing airline tickets, the list can go on.

It is always buyer beware.
Seems you spend you day trying to figure out, how not to get ripped off.

I HATE OBAMA said...

That was for just the Band-aid too

Anonymous said...

It's funny how people scream this is why we need universal healthcare (more government control). Try this when you need care tell the hospital/doctor I am paying cash - no insurance. I think you will find out that the bill will be reasonable. Before you blame the evil insurance companies think about all the federal government control occurring to these insurance companies. What you will find is that it is the governments interference into the private market that is destroying it.

Anonymous said...

It's reddit... couldn't he just put on a fedora, and heal instantly?