Nose swabs for all new patients at an Illinois hospital. Sounds harmless enough, and may prevent infections of others. But I wonder how much the test costs, whether it is covered by insurance, and how many other tests will be mandated in the next few years. Will we spend all afternoon just getting tested before admission in emergency cases?
Awhile back, G had some blood tests done just in case (of what, I have no clue), because he is so skinny and not gaining weight. The thing they didn't tell us is that it cost $400!!! Yes, a 4 with two zeroes at the end. Four zeroes if you count the pennies. Of that we had to pay over half. Next time, I will be saying "no" to everything and the doctors will wonder what my problem is.