And how much did insurance pay?
I legit want to know because the total charges amount is the only thing shared in this post. Although if they don't have insurance then at least I'll know the answer is zilch
@Sexy Homunculus, “amount covered by insurance: $130,000”
@Sexy Homunculus, I know my insurance is 80% coverage up to $5000 then it goes up to 100% coverage. But yea it would suck to not have insurance in this csse
@Sexy Homunculus, they can still screw you over. After my dad had a heart attack, the hospital sent him to a cardiologist... which was "out of network", so they only covered like, 20% of his bill.
@Rtas Vadum, im not going to say im 100 on thos but supposedly, tue reason they can get away woth it os because of government interference in the whole insurance thing, and medication thing, and subsidised care thing... you onow what... seems the government is the reason for being bent over... yet again.
@MMSieBreeze, insurance companies have lots of bargaining power with hospitals, hospitals preemptively raise prices so post negotiated insurance prices are still sufficiently high. Non-insured patients don't negotiate and end up paying $130 for 2 advil.
Medicaid also exerts similar pressures on hospitals. They advertise the maximum price they're willing to pay for a given service or good, basically making that the minimum a hospital will charge.
@Sexy Homunculu Just curious. How much does your insurance cost a month?
1 week in the hospital? Here's your bill, it's only about 3 fúcking years of 100% of your salary, have fun with the gift of life we returned to you by working nonstop to pay it back
@GayShjtSniper, you only make $43k a year? Not judging just saying you could probably make more.
@Runnin with scissors, please tell me how, I make pretty much $35k a year and nobody else wants to hire me
@The Puppet Man, FedEx is about $45K a year just saying they hire all the time
@The Puppet Man, FedEx, US postal, nursing, becoming a manager at a plastic injection factory. Idk theres a lot of jobs that do that but it's kinda on you to be a good worker at least and gain good recommendations or qualifications. May I ask what work you do?
@Runnin with scissors, I've always had good recommendations as far as I know. Right now I work on electric motors used in industrial settings.
Sometimes I feel like healthcare costs are inflated because of health insurance.
@Sir Borksalot , You'd be correct.
1. Go on Reddit and bitch about the price of healthcare in the US
@Jolee Bindo, They need to get out of debt somehow I guess
@Jolee Bindo, #2 is set up a gofundme to raise money to pay off the debt
If i don't have $6k, does this mean that I'm too broke to die yet?
@Dangerous Dan Spivey, you'll still die. But you'll have a cremation not a burial, no flowers, only one car, and your relatives will be in debt. (Not suggesting cremations are crappy, but they are cheaper than burials)
Miss dad though...
Prolly could have afforded it if he didn’t have stupid kids sucking all his money away and who prolly drove him to a heart attack anyhow. This is your fault, stop being a disappointment, get off Reddit, get a real job, and pay this bill.
@thejamesshow00, bro you're commenting on a funni pics picture, you sure this ain't some kind of complex speaking from deep within?
My kid was born 5 months early. She was 1 lbs. and stayed in the NICU for 6 month. She had to have heart surgery and they flew out a surgeon from out West. She needed a feeding tube in her stomach, oxygen, and so many other special equipment and care. We got the bill and it was close to a million dollars. Thank God we had state insurance, I was just about to start a new job with insurance too.
*meanwhile on Doordash