Hospital financial aid: She was uninsured, with appendicitis

Hospital financial aid: She was uninsured, with appendicitis

She  had spent a week in pain on the floor, curled up in a ball and crying, willing herself to believe her stomach hurt because she had the flu and unwilling to go to the hospital, partly because she was uninsured. Then her mom took her to the hospital, and that was the beginning of […]

A $55,000 appendectomy? Hospital accused of gouging

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

(Updated 2022) How much does an appendectomy cost? Well, that depends. We’re no longer that surprised by shocking hospital bills. But people started talking on Twitter about this viral hospital bill on Imgur, the image sharing service. So I hopped on over: Looks like the person who posted the bills was insured, but still got […]