It’s three in the morning and your son rushes in with a gash in his hand. Johnny is bleeding so you rush him to the closest emergency room possible. You sit in the waiting room for quite some time and then finally get in to see the doctor. He sits with your son for about 15 to 20 minutes and your at home an hour and a half later.
Shortly after the incident you receive a bill for over a 1,000 dollars! According to the Chicago Tribune, this is common for people all over the nation. Most people have not looked to get information on hospitals around their area.
Whether you are insured or young and uninsuredyou need to call around and find out rates for care. In the event of an emergency you are not going to have time to call around!
Don’t put this off and end up paying the price. A quick 15 minutes could save you thousands!