Going to the hospital for a stroke is no place for the uninsured

Uninsured caught in costly twist

“When a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts member suffers a stroke, the giant insurer pays the hospital $7,000 on average to cover the care. Medicaid pays an average of $5,441.27.

But when John Hernon had a stroke, the bill for his hospital stay rang up to $23,280.80, plus $23,018.10 for doctors fees and nine months of follow-up care.”

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