$25,000 for a Sore Throat Swab – Health News : NPR

A New York woman worried that her sore throat might be strep, so she went to the doctor to have it checked out. Then came the bill — with a price tag similar to a small SUV.

A throat swab that a doctor billed *over $28K* and the insurance company paid $25K to test, and when the New York Times dug in, it showed an interconnected set of NYC medical offices all scamming the system to get ludicrous amounts of money out of it. And we wonder why we all spend so much on healthcare.

Source: Bill Of The Month: Out-Of-Network Lab Ran Up Huge Tab For Sore Throat Tests : Shots – Health News : NPR

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