Man With Health Insurance Charged $109k After Heart Attack

Man With Health Insurance Charged $109k After Heart Attack

The high cost of medical care is giving some Americans sticker shock. Annual health care spending in the U.S. is estimated to be $3.5 trillion. Hospital costs make up almost a third of that total.

Yet there are often many inconsistencies when it comes to hospital billing. Kaiser Health News, in partnership with National Public Radio, shines light on these inconsistencies in its “Bill of the Month” series.

This month, the series takes a look at Drew Calver, who was hospitalized last year in Austin, Texas, for a heart attack. His treatment included four stents in his arteries…

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