70-year-old Patient Woke Up To 181-Page Hospital Bill Of $1.1 Million For Covid-19 Treatment

Hanima Anand |Jun 17, 2020

The $1.1m bill for Covid-19 treatment in this US hospital may make coronavirus patients wish they rather die than be alive. Read the story below!

Michael Flor, a 70-year-old man in the USA has received a 181-page $1.1m hospital bill for his Covid-19 treatment from a hospital in Washington. The patient has just recovered from the deadly illness.

According to reports, this elderly was admitted to the hospital in early March and he has been staying in the hospital for Covid-19 treatment for exactly 62 days. Michael then recovered and was discharged from the hospital on May 5.

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Michael was treated in a sterile room in the intensive care unit.

He was then given a 181-page hospital bill with the total cost of $1,122,501.04. The bill stated all the fees in details as below:

  • Intensive care room transformed to sterile room: $9,736 per day (42 days)
  • Use of ventilator for 29 days: $82,000
  • Special treatment for 2 days: $100,000

There were two days where his health deteriorated badly, threatening his life. This was when special treatment which cost $100,000 came into use. During these two days, his health condition was so serious that people had contacted his wife and children so they could say goodbye. But he made it.

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Most elderly patients like Michael have to use ventilators during the treatment.

Good news is Michael Flor won’t need to pay this amount himself. A US government insurance program named Medicare will take charge of this, meaning the hospital bill will be paid by money from taxpayers.

Though he feels lucky being alive, he felt ‘guilty’ as his life costs such a giant amount of tax money to save. He shared to the press that he might be the only one who found that $1 million well-spent.

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Lucky for him, the US government has Medicare to pay for his bill!

After Michael, there are other cases shocked by their Covid-19 treatment fee. Just recently, a patient received $400,000 hospital bill after recovering from coronavirus.

Without support or insurance programs from the government, many couldn’t afford such amount of money. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate is increasing and many economies already see their gloomy days ahead.

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