By Stephanie Armour The Wall Street Journal Thu., Dec. 27, 2018 John Stockman thought he just had a terrible stomach ache when he went to the emergency room at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Center while on vacation in Colorado Springs, Colo., last year. It was a clot that had partially blocked the flow of blood from his intestine. By nightfall the next day, Mr. Stockman, 62, was on a ventilator after emergency surgery to remove 4 feet of damaged bowel. Over the next months, the Tennessee resident’s heart would stop. He would have seven more surgeries. He would survive weeks in intensive care with an open belly wound. He would beg doctors to let him die. And he would learn firsthand how confounded patients feel in a U.S. health system where a fast-moving stream of procedures and tests can lead to an avalanche of bills most people can’t understand and never expected. Over the course of the out-of-state treatment for his illness, Mr. Stockman had more than 400 individual charges in bills. They added up to more than $1 million (U.S.). The prices charged for health care vary widely depending on your in- or out-of-network status and your insurer’s undisclosed price… Read full this story
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