How much will your surgery REALLY cost?

How much will your surgery REALLY cost?

There are 4 comments on the New York Daily News story from Feb 12, 2013, titled How much will your surgery REALLY cost?. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

Sean Toohey, a grains broker at the Chicago Board of Trade, who had hip replacement surgery last summer, walks home from work in Chicago.

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Luz

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Mar 9, 2013
If these reports are true, then something must be done about this. Having a hip surgery can really be costly and not all have the available funds for it. Knowing the amount needed will help a patient prepare for the expenses he or she will be incurring. Maybe the government health authorities can do something about this.
Ben

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Mar 22, 2013
This can be very frustrating to the patient. One cannot help but wonder if he is gettng the right services for the amount he paid. Knowing the price would also surely be helpful in preparing the funds for such an operaton. This issue was taken up by Congress but somehow got lost along the way. Hopefully they will take this concen seriously. Having a hip surgery is difficult as it is without the confusion brought by these different prices. More on hip replacement surgery is available in DePuy ASR hip lawsuit informaton center.
Carl

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Apr 26, 2013
This issue has really affected a lot of patients since most these people have to shell out personal funds to have a hip surgery. Knowing in advance the total cost will allow these patients to prepare for a surgery that may be life-changing. A recent study has shown that cost may range from as low as 20,000 to as high of 125,000. For more on information, you may visit DePuy Settlement Information Center.
rehabthebill

Pottstown, PA

#8 May 25, 2013
Your surgery can cost anything the health provider industry wants it to cost because the health care provider industry can charge you/your insurance anything they want for surgery and/or supplies, rooms, miscellaneous services etc. Meaning this is why you have 50 dollar band aids and aspirin.

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