Saturday, November 14, 2009

Sticker Shock

The Chicago Tribune had a sad article about a student who was beaten to death. He received 5 minutes of the highest level of emergency care, but could not be revived. The undiscounted 'rack rate' the hospital charged for the 5 minutes of care: $29,186.50.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/chi-tc-nw-er-bill-1111-1112nov13,0,2322411.story

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