Patient Got $44 Million Bill for a Doctor's Visit

Sure hospital bills are notorious for being expensive, but one New York man learned that he racked up an unusually high bill for a doctor's visit:

The hospital cured his pneumonia, but the bill — for an eye-popping $44 million — made him sick.

Unemployed doorman Alexis Rodriguez couldn’t believe his eyes when he opened an envelope from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital last week and saw what he appeared to owe.

“I almost had an asthma attack,” said Rodriguez, 28, just one of several hundred patients to receive absurdly inflated bills because of a “system error.”

His amount due was $44,776,587 for outpatient services that in reality amounted to no more than $300.

From The New York Daily News: Link (Photo: James Keivom/NY Daily News)


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Unemployed doorman... Was he between doors? Does that mean he has dedicated himself to the career of doorman, despite being currently with no door to attend? I know I'm missing the point of the story, but yeesh.
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