The exorbitant sum billed to a young woman for a broken arm!

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The "fracture" is salty. An American treated by the emergency department of a public hospital in San Francisco in April 2018 after breaking her arm following a bicycle accident, had a very bad surprise. Vox, relayed by Le Parisien, reveals that eight months after her hospitalization, in December, the patient received a bill of 20,000 dollars, or 17,500 euros, for the management of her arm fracture. The news site investigated the excesses of the American health care system. Faced with the controversy and the media coverage of the case, the hospital finally agreed to reduce the cost of the patient to 200 dollars according to Vox.

Vox said that in this case, the young woman had however subscribed a private insurance contract that has supported only $ 3,800 of the 20,000 billed. In question, the lack of pricing agreement between the hospital and the insurance company. It is therefore systematically the insured to check the level of its coverage since no authority sets rates and levels of care. In this case, the young woman's hospital, renamed Mark Zuckerberg after a $ 75 million donation from Facebook's founder, has been at the heart of excessive billing.

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A problem when we know that it is the largest hospital in the city, the only major trauma center. Vox reports the case of an infant whose parents were billed $ 18,000 for a nap and a bottle. The case of a 28-year-old woman treated for a very heavy headache in January also raises questions. For a CT scan to check that she did not have a brain tumor, as well as treatment with morphine to treat pain, she was billed $ 12,768, or nearly 10,500 euros.

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