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Friday, February 12, 2010

Our healthcare system

This is proof of how messed up our health care system is:



This is a statement from our insurance company for Logan's hospital when he was born (just the hospital stay). The hospital charged $5104.54 - the insurance says no...we will pay our negotiated rate of $1203.41. The hospital says okay. That is a difference of $3901.13!!!

What blows me away about this is if you DON'T have health insurance and have to pay for it out of pocket 100% - the hospital would charge you the $5104.54...something just isn't right about that!

2 comments:

jen madsen said...

That sure is not right. Healthcare costs way too much.

Janice Twogood said...

Actually, at one point in our life we didn't have health insurance and the price we were charged was less than that of someone who had insurance-