Originally Posted by Epic
God damn our medical costs are so out of whack in the US. The hospital billed $50k for each of my relatively minor ankle surgeries but accepted $25k each from my insurance. For the same the of surgery medicare would reimburse less than $10k and the hospitals accept it. I really think they just pull a number put of their ass and hope some dumb schmuck pays the whole thing. I can't comprehend what it must be like to need something major done without insurance.
Insurance is a pretty whacked out system luckily the first 40 was covered under auto, the bad part is after the first 40 im now on my parents geha insurance and will probably wind up with 8 to 10 thousand in deductibles. But you cant put a price on living or being able to walk again so in the big picture 8 to 10 isnt horrible.