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View Diary: Over $4400 for Emergency Room visit--why we need Universal Healthcare (176 comments)

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  •  Oh man! I feel your and your husband's pain! (3+ / 0-)

    I trashed my left wrist while camping. We were miles from the nearest hospital and that was a small one in a small town about 120 miles from our home. I have to hand it to the ER doc for mostly stabilizing my wrist and getting my other bones back in place, my hand felt like a bag of marbles tho.

    We got home in the middle of the night and I saw an orthopedic guy two days later. I had two surgeries and a bunch of rehab and it was a mess. I was way over 20 K by the time I was done, this was maybe ten years ago. My out of pocket was $2250 plus 20%. I got my last bill from it more than a year after the last surgery and still had to pay it.

    We have an insane system.

    "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

    by high uintas on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 08:27:10 PM PDT

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