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Ouch!! What Things Cost and Why You Need Health Insurance

Sure, paying for health insurance isn’t fun, but not having it can hurt a lot more.

See how much not being covered could cost you:

  • Spend the night in the hospital (average day in hospital) – Average Cost $6,797
  • Get flown to the hospital (air ambulance) – Average Cost $8,928
  • Get driven to the hospital (ground ambulance) – Average Cost $607
  • Have an appendix burst (care and surgery for appendicitis, 5 days in hospital) – Average Cost $48,151
  • Blow your knee out (knee surgery and care, 2 days in hospital) – Average Cost $48,302
  • Crash and smack your head (skull fracture, head injury, intracerebral hemorrhage) – Average Cost $291.305
  • Land hard and fracture your ankle (compound fracture of tibia and fibula, 7 days in hospital, surgery) – Average Cost $101,790
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