How much does a heart attack cost?
The price of a medical procedure can vary wildly depending on the facility. New government data reveal what different hospitals charge for the same treatments, stripping away some of the mystery of medical bills -- and the numbers may surprise you.
Had a minor heart attack in Massachusetts - just had an angioplasty with 4 stents installed. Stayed in the hospital 3 days - bill was $74,000. I had a cardiologist that did all the work and a parade of others that provided zero value add.
Doc: How you feeling today?
Me: Great, when do I get outta here?
Doc: Oh, I don't know.
Got billed $150 for those "consultations" EACH time.
hospitals can charge what ever they want if u don't have insurance they just tell u pay it or we will send it to collections and garnish your check hows that for getting screwed twice .
Greed and profits over people is Satanic.
It sure doesn't look like you want to get sick or have a heart attack in California. You could pay 5 times more in California for the same treatment in any other state. Just what is California going to do when the big earth quake comes ? ? It looks like even the movie stars could be left out in the cold.
I paid $2.50 for a Braut sandwich in Denver and $8.00 for the same Braut in New York CIty.
Then I went to the ball park in the same city and paid $12.00 for the same Braut.
Me and my insurance company paid $250,000 for my heart surgery while the undocumented, uninsured guy in the room next to me paid almost nothing.
THANK YOU MEXICO
There was a story on one of the news stations in Kansas City. Treatment for chest pain at several metro area hospitals ranged from 8,000 dollars to 36,000 dollars. For the same condition ?
The bottom price was in a low income area and the top amount was in an affluent suburb. Go figure.
If I ever needed treatment for a gunshot wound however, I would opt for the one in the low income area. They have far more experience in that field.
This article says enough realive to the fact the USA needs a Universal Health care system whereby all Americansreceive the same and equal care and costs and standard HC bills.
Our Country is so very out of control it doesn't know which way to turn or at which Intersection.
Obamacare is a failure for it continues to offer more HC to the wealthy than to those who are iin lower income bracket. Thus it will fail for it continues to separate services based on wealth thus it fails to join us together and offer equal treatment and cost no matter one's finances can and cannot afford!
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