[thechat] hospital costs
martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 00:37:41 CDT 2006
On 26 Sep 2006, at 20:40, Kevin Stevens wrote:
> I'm glad someone else mentioned how expensive the stay was, just
> over $3,000
> a day! I know tests are expensive, £180 for an X-ray and £900 for
> an MRI
> scan is what I have been billed for, but how can they justify that
Ummm because such things *are* expensive, particularly once you're
a reasonable building for them to go in, enough staff on hand so you
to wait 3 months for an appointment etc.
Think of it this way. 23.8% of the income of most UK employees ends
National Insurance contributions . The income from this falls
short of the total cost of providing NHS healthcare. Think about
that is of your annual income, and that most people don't use NHS-funded
healthcare most of the time. Average cost per day in a hospital is
high, no matter *who* provides it.
Yes, there'll be profit in what the private hospital charged you. But
not so much as you'd think.
 11% deducted from the employee, 12.8% contributed by the employer
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