A kid has chest pain, and $10,000 later … here’s the bill

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

A kid has chest pain, and $10,000 later … here’s the bill

A friend writes: Recently saw Jeanne’s superb TED talk.. and was instantly inspired to share our recent ER experience. Please see attached the bill we got for a visit to the NYU Langone Cobble Hill ER in November for my 14-year-old son who was having severe chest pains and racing pulse ( turned out nothing […]

A bill, a co-pay, a collection agency: One doctor’s insurance experience

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

  Guest post by Dr. Beth Nash, a health-care consultant with a special interest in empowering patients, who blogs at caretriad.com. My husband and I returned from a weekend away to find a message on our answering machine saying that we owed money to the hospital and that if we didn’t pay it within 10 […]