Hospital or 5 star hotel?
My aunt was recently admitted to the hospital after going to the emergency room for a stomach problem. After 10 days in the hospital and some special attention by several doctors she arrived home to await the bills. The bills totaled almost $50,000! I couldn’t believe it! Room charges in some hospitals have skyrocketed and even non-prescription medication seems to cost more when you knocking on death’s door. Will this lead to alternative hospitals and care? A person making average wages can not possibly afford to stay in the hospital one week. For those 10 days my aunt will have to work more than a year! Insurance of course helps to lighten the blow, but if costs continue to increase then eventually even insurance companies will not be able to foot the bill for everything.
Posted by maddy at 11/30/2005 11:19:00 PM