I was half-listening late last night (24 September 2013) to the BBC rebroadcast of “ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer” to pickup American stories. I caught this story halfway through and had to look it up on the web to confirm that I had heard right.
Suzanna spent several hours in the emergency room in the summer of 2012 after troubling symptoms that she would later find out were related to cervical cancer. At the time, she was suffering pain and bleeding.
While the ER staff did not diagnose Suzanna’s condition at the time, the hospital did send her an $8,000 bill for tests and medication.
… [money-saving tips]
In Suzanna and Phillip’s case, using these tips turned a nearly $8,000 bill into a $1,151.14 bill.
ABC News Sep 25, 2013 ‘Real Money’: How to Save on Emergency Room Bills
The thrust of the story was how you could reduce an Emergency Room bill to a mere $1,151.14! Read more…