Zuckerberg Hospital Lowers Bike Crash Victim’s Bill From $20,000 Down To $200
Other than the fact that it’s yet, another hospital charging patients anywhere 300%-600% over-price for their medical services, the reason why this story, in particular, is receiving so much attention is due to Zuckerberg General’s incredibly insane policy of not accepting ANY private insurance and charging, basically, whatever they want.
So, again, Zuckerberg General charged Dang 1,200% OVER MARKET VALUE for the medical services she received. What’s incredibly disheartening about this story is that this is just one of tens of thousands of patients who have been treated at this hospital. According to their website, Zuckerberg Hospital treats “20 percent of all San Franciscans” which means Dang’s story is likely not unique with Zuckerberg General gouging more and more patients every single day.
What Is Being Done About High Hospital Bills?
In Texas, Moore Law Firm has filed suit against Universal Health Services, South Texas Health Systems, McAllen Medical Center for filing fraudulent hospital liens against patients who were not admitted into the hospital, as required by Texas law, and for charges that are not the “reasonable and regular rate” for those services.
The case alleges that hospitals are committing fraud by extorting payment for hospital bills from patients by illegally weaponizing the Texas hospital lien statute.
The case is still pending in the 444th District Court in Cameron County.