NOW, if you want to see why our health system is so fucked up and why people tend to go bankrupt when they don't have insurance: I got my bill this week.
Total room and bed for part of the day (not overnight): $1687.00
IV Therapy: $952.00
IV Solutions: $461.45
Sterile supply (for stitching me up): $1127.14
Lab work: $134.00
Micro Exam (to make sure they removed the right thing): $151.00
Total for CT scan: $4787.00
Level 5 Mor(phine?) (I assume during surgery) $18144.00 !! WHAT ?!
Total Anesthesia: $2145.12
Emergency Room: $2687.00
Total Drug (assume this is extra misc plus Rx) $780.00
Recovery Room: $1760.00
Total if I was uninsured: Over $34 THOUSAND!
For something that most people experience and is unpredictable, unpreventable, this is just crazy.
Luckily, I am insured and I will be paying only a fraction of this. But still, as M said, "hope you enjoyed that morphine" for $18k.