Seattle man, 70, beats coronavirus — then gets $1.1M hospital bill, report says
Coronavirus nearly killed Michael Flor.
After he got out of the hospital following a 62-day stay, the bill he received nearly killed him too.
“I opened it and said, ‘Holy (expletive)!,” the Washington state resident recalled, according to the Seattle Times.
The 181-page bill came with a total charge of $1.1 million, the report said.
Fortunately, because the 70-year-old man is covered by insurance, including Medicare, he will likely have to pay only a small portion of the tab.
In fact, because he suffered from the coronavirus, he might not have to pay anything at all, the Times reported.
Among the charges, according to the newspaper:
$408,912 – for 42 days in an intensive care unit (ICU) room that was special equipped as an isolation chamber because of the contagious nature of the virus.
$100,000 – for treatment as his …continued .
[Source: Fox News]