Back in December I broke my wrist and had to go in for surgery. They put two pins in the wrist and the hospital billed my insurance $5,300+ for the surgery. Now last week I had to go in for carpal tunnel surgery in the same wrist. I went on line and see they billed $5,600. OK, well not OK, but a similar amount. A little more than the wrist surgery. Now today I looked at my account and the hospital has billed my insurance company an additional $12,600. The other bill was just the doctor. I think I have maxed out my deductible for 2016, but how can somebody w/o insurance survive? No wonder the biggest cause of bankruptcy is medical bills.