A couple of weeks ago I got the bill from the hospital/doctors/etc. for costs related to a recent medical event (see June 8th post), and it’s pretty impressive. The insurance company tells me we’ll end up paying a fraction of it, so for that, I’m grateful.
But, as I perused all the various charges, I wondered why they didn’t just keep going…why not, say, $5000.00 for a band-aid? Or, $25,000 for the use of the gurney?
I mean, if it’s gonna be a free-for-all, how about tossing in a generic ‘cartoonist surcharge’ of, oh…$7500.00.
The dizzying figures made me realize one thing…
I went into the wrong line of work.