Wednesday, September 06, 2017

In case you’re wondering why your health insurance is so expensive.…

Two weeks ago, I woke up with a minor pain in my back, which rapidly got worse. I had a small kidney stone.

I went to the local ER, spent three excruciating hours(!) pacing the waiting room and finally got in to see someone.  One CAT scan and IV later, they sent me home…it was 3mm in size and below the threshold for further intervention. 

The bill submitted to Anthem…$24,985.  

And that’s not counting the ER doc, radiologist, urologist and whatever else is paid separately.  

Anthem won’t pay that much, but seriously…$25 THOUSAND DOLLARS???  I’m waiting for the EOB to see the contractual rate.

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