Treatment from coronavirus in the U.S. may cost a person about $75 thousand, reports CNBC, citing the calculations of an independent non-profit organization FAIR Health.
It is noted that the bill for treatment of tens of thousands of dollars shines even to those residents of the U.S. who have health insurance.
Journalists noted that recently the U.S. Congress has allowed testing for COVID-19 for free, but hospitalization and treatment will still be billed.
At the same time, insured Americans may have to pay out of their pockets some of it (about $21.9-$38.7 thousand) depending on the conditions of their insurance.
FAIR experts made their calculations based on the data on the treatment of Americans from pneumonia and flu. As a result, it turned out that six-day treatment of COVID-19 in the hospital for people without insurance will cost $73.3 thousand, and for the insured – $38 thousand.
Specialists advise U.S. citizens to be treated for coronavirus at home if the disease is not very serious.
In addition, there are telemedicine services (it will cost $34 for a consultation if you have insurance) or hotlines. You can call them and ask for advice on how to proceed.
If the disease is serious, and you need to be hospitalized, Americans are advised to ask relatives to closely monitor what procedures are appointed and what examinations are carried out, so as not to overpay.
Experts emphasize that for most Americans the best way to save on medical expenses is not to get sick.