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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 06:27 PM
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$443 for a 40 minute doctor appointment

No major surgery was done. The doctor poked at my husband's herniated muscle, told him it was nothing to worry about and sent him on his way.

For some reason, my husband's insurance has not paid it so we just got this bill.

40 minutes. $443.

That's $665/hour.

Is it me or is that a ridiculous amount of money?

No, we don't have a health care crisis in this country. :eyes:
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  - My dear skygazer...  CaliforniaPeggy   May-02-09 08:10 PM   #1 
CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:10 PM
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1. My dear skygazer...
Edited on Sat May-02-09 08:11 PM by CaliforniaPeggy
That is a hefty bill. Still, 40 minutes is a long time for a doctor to spend examining a patient. Most times I've been to the doctor, I get to see (usually) him for about 10-15 minutes.

Still, I wonder why it was so, why didn't your insurance pick up any of it?

It's outrageous, and I'm sorry you have to deal with it.


I also hope very much that your husband will be OK...

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