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Friday, November 23, 2007

Hospital Costs for Snakebit Girl

A Beaufort, SC, family has run into serious financial problems with the costs for treatment when their three-year old girl was bitten by a copperhead Memorial Day weekend. They had over $90,000 worth of bills. The Beaufort Memorial Hospital wiped their $42,000 bill clean, but the family still has $49,000 remaining for payment to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital and other centers. Oddly, the catastrophic insurance held by the family didn't cover the necessary $42,000 worth of antivenom. (I'm not certain if that is standard, but it shouldn't be; maybe the costs were just higher than the ceiling.) (News source.) Donations can be contributed, see ellysnakebitefund.org.

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