$4,774.53 is apprently what it costs to see if you have appendicitis.
A couple of weeks ago I woke up with some serious pain in my lower right abdomen. I waited all day and it didn't get better. I went to urgent care, the doctor there said "I have a feeling you have appendicitis. I don't like to send people to the ER, but you need a CT scan."
I went to the ER, had the CT and thankfully it was normal, I was sent home and felt better the next day. I knew that because I had a CT scan the bill would be high. I wasn't expecting $3,227.53. Holy crap.
Then, today, I get a bill from the radiologist ($447) and the ER physician ($1,100).
Insurance for our family is $500 a month. Can't afford it. But we make too much for Medicaid. So none of us are ever going to the hospital again lol.
I'm really grateful I didn't need surgery. But how does anyone afford this?!