Hospitals charge huge 'trauma' fees

Jazzy

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"The care was ordinary. A hospital in Modesto, California, treated a 30-year-old man for shoulder and back pain after a car accident. He went home in less than three hours.

The bill was extraordinary. Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center charged $44,914 including an $8,928 "trauma alert" fee, billed for summoning the hospital's top surgical specialists and usually associated with the most severely injured patients."

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Howard

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The Health system here in the United States is a joke. All they seem to care about is money. The clinics where I live are really bad about it and sometimes having health insurance doesn't cover it. You end up having to pay 3 to 400 dollars on a laboratory bill. They bill the sh*it out of you and if you don't pay up. They send your bill off to a debt collector and it hits your credit score.
 
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