The original expense was over $55,000. But, because the 20 year-old man was on his father’s insurance, the cost was drastically lowered to $11,000.
A 20 year-old man came to the hospital with appendicitis in October last year. He posted the bill on Reddit and it didn’t take time to go viral. The US Health Care system is a topic of much debate, not only in the US but around the world. A lot of countries get ‘free’ health care, so needless to say, this has stirred up a lot of conversation.
As if waking up in excruciating pain isn’t enough, this is the bill he received in the mail a couple months later. Take a look:
Which is still an insanely high bill to pay for such a young man. He was in the Recovery Room for 2 hours and it cost him $7,500.
The actual surgery cost $16,000.