My sister had a brain aneurysm and the doctor did not fix it the first time correctly. She had two ICU visits. The fee was over $150,000. Yes, she had good insurance and Medicare paid most of it. However, there were many, many charges on the bill that were exorbitant for what they were.
I have also paid anywhere from $400 for a bone scan to $200 for one. Why the difference in prices? I know that some countries charge flat rate fees if it is the same procedure. Why are we getting gouged for everything? There should be complete transparency in billing for medical procedures and visits.