Hospital bill for compression stockings? $791.
Cost of the same pair on the internet? $12.
Hospital bill for oxygen mask? $2,225 to $6,675 a night.
Cost of the same oxygen mask at home? $250 a month.
Hospital bill to patient AFTER 1.5 million of catastrophic insurance coverage is exhausted? $1.2 million.
Final patient bill after the hospital's billing practices are investigated by the Wall Street Journal? $0.00.
Benefit of these investigations for healthcare reform?