Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Visual Guide to Crazy U.S. Healthcare Costs (v. Rest of World)

Or, why do my stitches cost $1,500?

From Medical Billing and Coding:

Why Your Stitches Cost $1,500 - Part One
Via: Medical Billing And Coding

2 comments:

  1. What an interesting read! In Hungary, I bought a prescribed steroid cream, that in the US, would have cost $30-$50 (at least) for $4 here. Outrageous! And Americans will defend to their dying day the right to choose their own doctor (which is semi-determined by a person's own personal insurance), and the insurance plan determines which medicines they approve--never the best or the med with with least side effects--because those are newer and cost more . . .and most Americans don't really care about those who don't have insurance or are dependent on welfare. Doesn't matter if Canada has lower costs *and* a federally run health care system--American's will not stand for that! I wish more people could read this article.

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  2. Indeed, the way health care is provided in this country is inefficient and irrational ... I'll have more to say on this soon!

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