He wrote to the Wall Street Journal.....and the hospital wrote off the bill...BD

Dawsons cap was $1.5 million but after a staph infection spread throughout his body, he was still stuck with a $1.2 million bill from California Pacific Medical Center. He and was wife were outraged to learn about the hospitals marking up of items.

Dawson’s story does have a happy ending, sort of. After the hospital was contacted by the WSJ, CPMC called the Dawsons to say they qualified for financial assistance under the hospital’s charity-care policy and wrote off his entire bill.

Health Blog : Even With Insurance, Hospital Stay Can Cost a Million

Hat Tip:  Kevin, MD


  1. The high cost of health care today is a bit worry some to say the least.


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