We got the receipt from Tulane University Hospital & Clinic’s Healthcare Payment System. For the record, we racked up $2,484.00 in room charges (two nights’ stay) and a whopping $16,499.28 in “ancillary” charges.
But we have group insurance through our employers. We actually paid $250 and just got billed for $170 more.
I can’t even begin to imagine how we’d cope without insurance. These charges would add up to more than half of Xy’s annual salary. That’s absurd.
Update: The hospital sent a follow-up bill. After insurance, we owed an additional $463.28.
Update: (April 30) The anesthesiology group sent their bill for over $4,000. We owe $536.72.