High medical bills a foreign concept in other countries


National News

September 26, 2019 - 10:14 AM

GORINCHEM, Netherlands ? In France, a visit to the doctor typically costs the equivalent of $1.12.

A night in a German hospital costs a patient roughly $11.

And in the Netherlands ? one of the few wealthy nations other than the U.S. where patients face a deductible ? insurers usually must cover all medical care after the first 385 euros, roughly $431.