It’s no wonder our health care system is in need of a total overhaul. Recently finding myself in need of care for a late-night injury, and an urgent care facility not being an option, I went to Shawnee Mission’s Prairie Star emergency room.
While the care I received was friendly and prompt, I was shocked to see exhorbitant charges for a tetanus shot, wound cleaning, two pain pills and one antibiotic tablet. Included in this total was the cost for the two pain pills and the high cost for the tetanus shot.
How can we continue to tolerate these inflated health care costs, and why is there such a reluctance to take action to correct these abuses? The long-term cost to our country’s financial health affects everyone.