Is healthcare affordable when class C bills may have increased by about 2,500%?
My regular insider ES sent me the following very interesting information from 1985:-
In 1985, the surgical charges 6 bedded (inclusive of facilities fees) table 3 to 7 was only $200 – diagnostic charges for x-ray and lab examination was from $5 to $40.
According to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) web site – the bill size middle for ward C (National University Hospital (NUH)) table 7A – heart, bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft) without angiography, is now $6,058.
So, does it mean that the costs in this example, may have increased by about 2,500 per cent ($6,058 divided by $200) from 1985 to now, after accounting for the ward and other miscellaneous charges in the total hospital bill?
Leong Sze Hian