- Sep 12, 2012
What happens if you're poor and don't have the means to pay? By law the hospital still has to help you. You don't pay a dime. The middle class pays thru taxes. The rich are wealthy and have the best insurance so they aren't affected. The poor aren't affected because they don't have a dime to their name. The middle class takes the brunt.Hospitals are crazy. My father in law had kidney stones a few months ago. He hadn't ever had them before and he had no idea what was wrong except it was the most horrible pain ever. He went to the ER, they gave him a shot of morphine and an X-ray, total of about 45 minutes there. The bill after insurance discounts was $5K (not sure how much of that insurance paid).
I just want to know where all the money is going. I know doctors make a lot and hospitals are turning themselves into country clubs, but there has to be a shit load left after that.