May 21, 2019

What a typo! So sorry!


By John Guy LaPlante

I’m blushing crimson red. I goofed in my just-published post to you ¬†about medical costs and reimbursements. I said my hospital stay cost more that $1,000 per day. The true cost was $7,000! Quite an error. That’s what I get for writing at 2 a.m.after a full day. And that 2 a.m. is not a typo!







  1. Andrew Katsanis says:

    Greetings John,
    I told Sara that I did not want to be taken to a hospital for any reason. The experience you had shows me that the whole thing is a racquet and is costing the government far too much money. I will die in peace knowing that I am not costing anyone anything. That is one reason I refused to go to any doctor for 14 years. All the best John and stay away from doctors Andrew

  2. I have wondered about the same for sometime. We’ve the same experience – huge bills, chopped to a fraction by Medicare, mostly paid by Medicare with only a small portion being billed to us.
    Here is my guess what is going on.
    Hospitals and doctors are making a profit at the Medicare and Obama care price. They write off the difference between billed expenses and paid expenses as a loss. With all those “losses” to write off, they pay no taxes on their profit. As to the poor person without insurance (i.e., no one to reduce their bills) as far as I know they try to collect the full price of the bill.

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