22 June 2020
HealthDay Reports: Another COVID Plague — Big Surprise Medical Bills for Survivors
Sky-high medical bills for COVID-19 treatment could ruin many Americans financially, unless either their health care company or the government intervenes.
Another COVID Plague: Big Surprise Medical Bills for Survivors
MONDAY, June 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Seattle resident Michael Flor's heart nearly stopped when he received a $1.1 million dollar hospital bill for months of COVID-19 treatment.
The 181-page bill listed nearly 3,000 itemized charges -- and didn't include other items likely to make Flor's bill even higher, the 70-year-old told Time.
But one fact provided Flor some solace: Kaiser Permanente, the health care company through which he receives his Medicare and Medicare Advantage coverage, has announced it will wave most out-of-pocket costs related to COVID treatment.