Surplus Profit in Healthcare?

Three weeks ago my son messed up his foot and needed an orthopod to look at him. The doctor was out of network and nice enough and said, don’t worry, we’ll take care of your son and figure out a way to make the payments work.
She diagnosed 5 fractured metatarsals in the right foot…

Three weeks ago my son messed up his foot and needed an orthopod to look at him. The doctor was out of network and nice enough and said, don’t worry, we’ll take care of your son and figure out a way to make the payments work.

She diagnosed 5 fractured metatarsals in the right foot and gave him a boot to wear. So yesterday we got the bill. 

It includes charges for 5 surgical interventions. She picked up his foot, looked at it and said it looked swollen.

The best part is the orthopedic boot – $408.00

On Amazon, that exact same boot sells for: $54.90.

Total charges: $5,100 for a twenty minute visit, one xray and one WAY overpriced boot.

boot

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