Sticker Shock: Investigating the High Costs of Hospital Bills
(ATLANTA) -- After Tracy Rud of Atlanta was rushed to Northside Hospital-Cherokee for urgent gall bladder surgery in April, she received a seven-page bill that totaled nearly $40,000. "I wanted to cry," she told ABC News. "I just thought, 'This is way too high.'…I was just flabbergasted at what health care costs in the hospital."