Hospital: ‘Got a Cut Finger? Fine. We Just Charged You $9,000’

Who gave WHO the finger?

Who gave WHO the finger?

A teacher in New Jersey was just a bit baffled when he was slapped with a $9,000 hospital bill after the cut on his finger was bandaged in the ER.

Mr. Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski reported that he had cut his finger with the sharp end of a hammer while at home. He decided to go to Bayonne Medical Center, where  it was determined that he had suffered such a minor injury that it required neither an x-ray nor stitches. So Hanusz-Rajkowski left with a bandaged middle finger. NBC New York said he was surprised to get this in the mail:

>  $8,200 for the emergency room visit.

>  $180 for a tetanus shot

>  $242 for sterile dressing

>  $8 for a squirt of antibacterial ointment

The remainder was paid to the nurse practitioner.

That $9,000 bill left Hanusz-Rajkowski speechless. From NBC:

“I got a Band-Aid and a tetanus shot. How could it be $9,000? This is crazy,” Hanusz-Rajkowski said.

America. What a country.

Here’s another peek at the case:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/I-Team-NJ-Hospital-Charges-8K-to-Bandage-a-Cut-Finger-270053241.html

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