Letter: Sticker shock at the hospital
In your article of a
Unfortunately it didn’t work out that way.
A shattered ankle brought me into the local health care system for one short day which required immediate surgery. The cost of
All for less than a day in the hospital.
If they are not making a profit at $43,000 a day on one person, then something is wrong with the bookkeeping. Another individual who told me he went in for one day with a broken foot paid $40,000.
Seems to be a standard price. Seems to be astoundingly high.
I can be thankful that I wasn’t a cripple. I can also be thankful I didn’t end up homeless. I would be more thankful if hospital care was somewhat more affordable.
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