Man’s Bachelor Party Hangover Led to an Emergency Room Bill of $12,460
I've had some horrible hangovers in my life, but never one that required five figures worth of medical treatment.
There's a 30-year-old guy named Cameron Fisher who got married in Denver this past April. But two days before the wedding, he had his bachelor party, and he was so INSANELY HUNGOVER the next day he decided to go to the nearest ER.
He was dehydrated, so they gave him an IV drip, a little anti-nausea medication, took his blood to run tests, and discharged him 45 minutes later when he felt better.
Then a few weeks later, he got the bill for $12,460, or more than twice the cost of his wedding. Why was it so high? He went to a private ER, which are banned in lots of states, but legal in Colorado. And they jack up the prices for EVERYTHING.
For example, they rated the complexity of Cameron's case a four out of five, so they could charge a higher rate. They ran tests on his blood without asking, and charged thousands for them. And they charged $700 for the saline, which retails for $22.
Cameron was able to negotiate the bill down to $4,694, and his insurance will cover $2,102 of that. But he's still stuck with $2,592, which he says he can't afford. "That's quite the expensive bachelor party."
Read more at CBS News.