I sure hope no one out there in blogger land gets sick without health insurance, the temporary rate increase at CHC is now permanent. And it's a HUGE increase...ICU used to be $500 a day, its now $954. OR services used to be $50 every 15 minutes, it's now $1,467 every 15 minutes. YIKES! My last surgery took 2 hours, that means it would cost, at the new rate, $11,736.00 and that rate is excluding doctor's fee and anesthesia. A semi-private room- used to be $250 a day now it's $475 (adult) $672 (child). Oh, and all drugs were increased to 201.56%.
From what I understand delivery of a baby use to run $3-4K now runs $7-8K and in the case of a c-section you’re talking $10K and up. WOW!
and the good news..*drum roll please*
If you do have health insurance, you can rest assured upon renewal your rates are going to go up...wayyyyy up!