Over 144k: A Case Study

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The hospital stay of over 144K is absolutely ridiculous and probably absurd to a person who is not use to paying any sort of payment for health care as in the case with the Norwegian student.
Hospitals and insurance companies count on the fact their insured customers are not educated on their health insurance coverage and bill phenomenal amounts that most middle class people have no means of paying. People are fearful of being sent to collections, or do not understand how to read the document and just pay the portion under the title amount due and just pay the bill.
A few good tips to help battle your medical bill as mentioned in Forbes magazine (Ashford, 2014) are:
1. Take good notes every time. Have a notepad dedicated to just your notes
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