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How Much It Costs to Treat an Appendicitis in America (3 pics)

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I never truly understood how much healthcare in the US costs until I got Appendicitis in October. I'm a 20 year old guy. Thought other people should see this to get a real idea of how much an unpreventable illness costs in the US.

1 How Much It Costs to Treat an Appendicitis in America (3 pics)

The cover page of sorts. You can see the original total up at the top. Thankfully I was still on my dad’s insurance for another month or so. $55,029,.31 would have been way too much for me to pay on my own. Then again $11,119.53 is still a ton at this time in my life.

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2 How Much It Costs to Treat an Appendicitis in America (3 pics)

The services I received. I think you can see how outrageous some of these costs are. Such as the Recovery Room that I was in for maybe two hours. Or the Room and Board that I had for one night. Or maybe the $4,500 worth of anesthesia they supposedly used on me.

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3 How Much It Costs to Treat an Appendicitis in America (3 pics)

The rest of the services. $16,000 for the actual surgery.


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№31 Author: erenberkay (31 Dec 2013 00:41) Total user comments: 116


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№32 Author: Optimist (31 Dec 2013 00:50) Total user comments: 0


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In Serbia 0$ + free meals :)
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№33 Author: MWarrior (31 Dec 2013 12:22) Total user comments: 1024


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Quote: Paulius
When I lived in the US, I had 'Good' insurance through my employer. It still cost me $60 to see my doctor, my diabetes meds cost $400 a month, and a two day stay in hospital for a kidney infection cost me $17,000 AFTER insurance.


Maybe you were TOLD you had "Good" insurance, but not if you got hit with a $17,000 bill. I've had three surgeries in the past 10 years (carpal tunnel, lower back, and upper vertebral fusion), and Blue Cross covered everything- although there was a co-pay for the meds, usually $10 or $15 each. And my medical through my company was absolutely free.
But now, our insurance is being completely dropped and we're on our own at the end of April. I'll be paying almost $400 a month for less coverage, all to accommodate this wonderful "Obamacare". This is why so many are opposed to it, for those who actually think we're all getting "free" insurance (spoiler: some will, many won't).
Also of interest, last week the president himself "applied" (even though he obviously gets it for free) for his own healthcare via the website, apparently to show people that it's working now. If he had to pay for insurance, it would cost him around $400. So basically, I have to pay the same amount that the President of the United States would be paying.
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№34 Author: Andrei (31 Dec 2013 15:38) Total user comments: 0


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randomdude735,
Not if Tory have their way
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№35 Author: styopa (31 Dec 2013 17:48) Total user comments: 1398


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All these morons write that it costs $0 in their country.
Really? So doctors and nurses work for free in your country? Hospitals cost nothing to run, and medical supplies are free for the taking?

Of course not. You don't get a BILL...you just pay for it in higher taxes. Congratulations, idiots.

And the stupid OP should note that the insurance company only paid about 1/5 of the "billed" cost. That's true for any insurance company. So in fact, the surgery was about $12,000.

I'm sure you could have gotten it cheaper in Mexico, so why didn't you? Oh, because it was WORTH IT to have it done in a medical system where everything works (essentially) perfectly, and they have the capability to deal with any complication instantly.
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№39 Author: Bobby (8 Jan 2014 17:59) Total user comments: 1475


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randomdude735,
Yes, but in England you have a pretty high chance to die due to the infection you contract in the hospital.

In Romania, in emergency, is 0$, all is supported by the medical insurance, even if only your spouse or child works. But after the operation, you might want to "thank" the doctor, anesthesyst and nurse. In total, about 100$.
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№40 Author: taka (26 May 2014 12:49) Total user comments: 0


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Japan $700 - $1000
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