Huge medical bills

 

While I will vote Yes for the Jackson Memorial bond issue, your Oct. 13 editorial, Yes to Jackson Health System, focuses on getting more paying patients into the hospital. As a paying patient, I cannot consult with any doctor on Jackson premises, as I not only must pay the doctor’s fee, but by seeing a specialist I have learned I will also be charged a hospital fee of as much as $500.

There is also the problem of Jackson not coordinating with the University of Miami as a provider. My late husband was treated by a UM pulmonologist who once referred him to the Jackson pulmonology clinic for tests. Jackson wasn’t a provider under our insurance; the university was, so we received a huge bill from Jackson. My husband moved his care to Mount Sinai to avoid any more of this kind of confusion.

The bottom line is that, if I can avoid Jackson, I do, not only because of the rundown facility and parking issues, but because of the excess charges imposed on paying patients.

S.M. Dunaj, Miami

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