A $20,243 bike crash: Zuckerberg hospital’s aggressive tactics leave patients with big bills

Trump is throwing a hissy fit over a stupid wall that won’t ever be built and wouldn’t work even if it was. Meanwhile:

On April 3, Nina Dang, 24, found herself in a position like so many San Francisco bike riders — on the pavement with a broken arm.

A bystander saw her fall and called an ambulance. She was semi-lucid for that ride, awake but unable to answer basic questions about where she lived. Paramedics took her to the emergency room at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where doctors X-rayed her arm and took a CT scan of her brain and spine. She left with her arm in a splint, on pain medication, and with a recommendation to follow up with an orthopedist.

A few months later, Dang got a bill for $24,074.50. Premera Blue Cross, her health insurer, would only cover $3,830.79 of that — an amount that it thought was fair for the services provided. That left Dang with $20,243.71 to pay, which the hospital threatened to send to collections in mid-December.

Really sick of the GOP pushing a terrorist bogeyman slipping over the border from Mexico to kill us all when basic healthcare is completely unaffordable and will kill more Americans than all the terrorists in the world combined.