I blogged my medical fiasco this past summer race report good then real bad and since I’m a pre-money startup guy, I have no health insurance.
I was dreading the bill for an ambulance ride and ER visit, but was actually somewhat relieved when I got the bills.
- Ambulance ride – $626
- St Vincent’s hospital – $438
St Vincent’s was originally $1,250 or nearabouts and had a “self-pay” adjustment.
Fine, it sucked big-time, but they let you put this stuff on credit cards and I kicked that can down the road. I grumbled a bit, but moved on.
Nearly three months go by and I get *another bill*.
- Emergency Medical Association of NY – $445
Apparently the first bill is just for the use of the hospital facilities. The doctors bill you completely separately. W-T-F.