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Appendectomy in USA Costs More Than You Think (3 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   6 Jan 2014   / 8503 views

One guy wrote:

I never truly understood how much healthcare in the US costs until I got Appendicitis in October. I'm a 20 year old guy. Thought other people should see this to get a real idea of how much an unpreventable illness costs in the US.

 

First page (front)

The cover page of sorts. You can see the original total up at the top. Thankfully I was still on my dad's insurance for another month or so. $55,029,.31 would have been way too much for me to pay on my own. Then again $11,119.53 is still a ton at this time in my life.

First page (back)

I think you can see how outrageous some of these costs are. Such as the Recovery Room that I was in for maybe two hours. Or the Room and Board that I had for one night. Or maybe the $4,500 worth of anesthesia they supposedly used on me.

Second page

The rest of the services. $16,000 for the actual surgery.






Tags: appendicitis, usa, price  

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Comments (11):

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His dad must have absolute shit for insurance. 11k is well over the maximum out of pocket for even a semi-crappy insurance plan. Sounds like he gambled and lost.
       
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All thanks to obamacare!
       
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Obama care just came in to affect Jan 1st so that was his old crappy insurance.
Jayzen Freeze!
       
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djp 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
This operation would be "free" in the UK and many other, so called, developed countries; paid for by general taxation.

Isn't that the way it ought to be in the USA?

It's a disgrace that rich, right-wingers should prevent free, nation-wide healthcare for all citizens in what they claim to be the greatest country in the world.
       
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Glasofruix 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
My grandma had a complete stomach removal due to cancer and had spent an entire month at the hospital. It cost us just over 600€
       
izzimyfizzi                    show commment -6
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Fats-T 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The first question should be "how much is your life worth?"
       
nick.kagian.3                    show commment -7
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jfzavalav 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
"how much is your life worth?" Seriously?
the life is priceless...thats why is supposed you don't need money to be alive.
Here in Mexico we have free health care "seguro popular"not the best health care cover but at least my aunt got a surgery like this for free.
I think this pricing on health is just making money with suffering.
       
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This is stupid and a robbery.
Appendicitis is the most simple operation that can be done.
It should not cost more than $6k.
Its free in my country.

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rikki_doxx 8 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
Should have sent the bill back saying you were an illegal and therefor in the name of love and all that crap it was free service.
       














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