The new issue of TIME magazine explores the problem of rising medical bills, examining who is setting such high prices and pocketing the biggest profits. Read social media reaction to the cover story here, and share your own thoughts at #bitterpill.
How outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying our health care
Simple lab work done during a few days in the hospital can cost more than a car. A trip to the emergency room for chest pains that turn out to be indigestion brings a bill that can exceed the price of a semester at college. When …
$7 for a gauze pad, $995 for the ambulance ride, $13,225 for one day in the ICU—has the cost of medical care become untenably high? Comment in the space below, sharing your experiences, insights and strategies for navigating the American healthcare system.
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