$55,000 Appendectomy Bill Sparks Outrage About Medical Costs
Is the healthcare system broken in America?
This bill wound indicate it just might be.
Nic Gonzalez, 20, of Sacramento, recently posted on Reddit a $55,000 bill he received from a hospital for an appendectomy he had back in October.
Gonzalez was still under his father’s insurance, so he owes slightly more than $11,000 which he points out “is still a ton at this time in my life.”
Gonzalez added, “I wasn’t looking for pity or anything. I was just looking to enlighten, to inform people of the situation.”
The photo has clearly touched a nerve — it elicited more than 10,000 comments.