More than 137 million people in the United States cannot pay their medical bills. That is one devastating fact.
According to studies, one in six Americans have past-due health care bills on their credit report. The debt totals $81 billion, and half of those bills, amount to less than $600 each.
Why are medical bills in America so expensive? And how does the American health care system works? It is a tug of war between physicians, hospitals, insurance companies, shareholders, and more. And the patient is in the middle of it all.
This documentary starts with a story about a woman who was charged $4 million for her five-month son lung transplant. Her family took to fundraising to keep up with medical bills.
Add in another fact, one third of the money raised on GoFundMe last year went to medical campaigns. Watch the documentary to understand why are bills so expensive. And should be they so high?