I Think “Shock” Describes It, Almost

At BoingBoing, an artist’s rendering of what it was like to open the $67,373.81 hospital bill for her thyroid cancer surgery. (And please note, that figure is what she owes after the $28,874.49 “uninsured discount.” Wanna guess what country she lives in!??!)


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EM (#1,012)

<3 U, Canada.

EM (#1,012)

@Michelle Seriously though that is unthinkably awful.

thecoffeestain (#1,483)

That would pretty much be my response too…

probs (#296)

Holy shit, I didn’t know Laura Park had cancer. I used to read her stuff all the time. I’ll have to order a book of hers or something when I get home, or see if she’ll be at SPX.

MuffyStJohn (#280)

America, fuck yeah!

Megano! (#124)

Mine would be shock, then hysterical laughter, then tears.

moreteawesley (#545)

Been there, unfortunately.

Our “healthcare system” is disgraceful and barbaric. Land of the free to lose everything because you got sick.

OhMarie (#299)

There was a really great and hilarious radio story (on This American Life, I think) about a guy who had uninsured emergency appendix surgery.

I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles.
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