Some tests were ran, I was diagnosed and given some medication, and I was told to come back if my condition worsened.
Long story very short, I was one of the lucky ones here in the U.S.
I did NOT have to stay parked outside, wondering if my credit was going to be ruined, or if bankruptcy was just around the corner. All because I couldn’t pay the outlandish bill!
I did NOT have to worry about substandard health care either.
My health care experience, as a whole, makes me a part of the minority of Americans these days.
I already know that a cat scan (which was required to diagnose my condition) costs about $5,000 USD, and that tonight’s treatment (and subsequent bill) will likely run close to $8,000 USD.
How would you have handled the situation where you live? What would it have been like for you? Whether you are insured or not, please walk me through your experience with going to the ER for pain that needed to be addressed right away!