welcome to America, the only industrialized country in the world without nationalized healthcare

imageI blogged my medical fiasco this past summer race report good then real bad and since I’m a pre-money startup guy, I have no health insurance.

I was dreading the bill for an ambulance ride and ER visit, but was actually somewhat relieved when I got the bills.

  • Ambulance ride – $626
  • St Vincent’s hospital – $438

St Vincent’s was originally $1,250 or nearabouts and had a “self-pay” adjustment.

Fine, it sucked big-time, but they let you put this stuff on credit cards and I kicked that can down the road. I grumbled a bit, but moved on.

Nearly three months go by and I get *another bill*.

  • Emergency Medical Association of NY – $445

Apparently the first bill is just for the use of the hospital facilities. The doctors bill you completely separately. W-T-F.


1 comment

  1. It’s crazy its like they are double dipping. Why don’t they just put it all on one bill and have the hospital reinburse the Dr. for thier services. To top it off the bills are outrages;for my emergency visit I paid out of pocket 300.00 plus and this is with medical insurance.

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