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An absurd medical bill

In July I was taken from the hospital where my surgery was done to the hospital where my ReHab was to occur.

I just got a bill for the ambulance ride. I was kind out of it so I don't remember it - but I think there were 2 people - driver and attendant and I was lying on a bed.

The insurance company paid $362.65
I pay $50

The bill had two items with these values - then adjusted by the insurance company to meet the above total:
1 NonEmg Base Rate $1,646.39
17 Mileage $1,224.00

So they get 14% of what they originally billed.
And they charge $72 / mile

Another one of the absurdities of the US medical care system
I wonder if anyone ever pays the list price.

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The US healthcare system is the WORST of all the first world countries-in fact, it's behind some third world countries!

$72.00 a mile in an ambulance? My God that is horrible! I know of people who've lost their homes due to having to pay for ridiculous hospital bills.

England and Canada have much better healthcare than we do here.

The claws of greed have sunk their talons deeply into the US healthcare system.


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