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.