Thursday, June 28, 2012

How Much Can A Surgical Operation Cost?

This is an eye-opening glimpse into the costs of various items in an operating room. Most people I have met seem to have no idea what a typical procedure costs or how much is charged per day in a hospital (or how widely these values can vary between facilities.) This video shows the types of items that a patient can expect to see on their bill for a surgical procedure and how much might be charged. This is one of the many reasons health care is so expensive and why financial protections are necessary to prevent financial ruin from unpredictable health needs.

Click this image to see the video at CNN.com.

What do you think? Do these dollar amounts surprise you?


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