"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
30 August 2010
The cost of removal of a ruptured appendix
This for an event that's not the person's fault - not caused by smoking or obesity or lack of exercise or alcoholism. It can happen to anyone at any time. Mine ruptured while I was raking leaves in the north woods of Minnesota and I drove back to southern Wisconsin to get the abscess resected.
The image above is not my bill; it's one that was posted at Reddit, where there is a lengthy discussion thread re the American health care system. (Note: the bill had been adjusted down from $96,000 because the family didn't have insurance).