Seattle-born American Michael Flor, who has had a COVID-19 disease due to a coronavirus infection, has been billed for treatment worth more than $ 1.1 million. It is reported by The Time.
70-year-old Flor spent 62 days in the intensive care unit, his place in the ward cost about 9.7 thousand dollars a day. In addition, the patient was placed in an artificial coma for several weeks. The bill issued to Flora takes 181 pages and may increase even more – it did not include some of the services rendered to him.
It is reported that the patient was on the verge of death: according to doctors, the disease struck him in every possible way, affecting most of the internal organs. Nevertheless, the amount that the hospital should receive shocked the American.
However, it may be that Flora will not have to pay a penny out of pocket: Medicare, the US national old-age medical insurance fully or almost completely covers the costs of treating pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
In the United States, more than 2.1 million cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus were recorded: this is more than a quarter of all cases detected in the world. 116 thousand people died as a result of infection, more than 576 thousand managed to recover.