reply to billydunwood
Re: Hospital Milking us and insurance company/Brotman Medical Glad that your wife will be OK - that is the most important thing.
You should see my hospital bill when I was in the hospital for 32 days, in and out of ICU, moved to a variety of rooms (each move required new supplies & tissue boxes that were alone billed at $48 each), teams of specialists, multiple MRI's & cat scans not to mention supplies & medicine for home recovery (~6 months). Insurance paid over $250k, I still owe my cut of it but am making progress. The itemized printout is over 200 pages.
Medical care does seem unnecessarily expensive, don't be afraid to ask where the charges are coming from.