So Matt’s still in Russia, but we’ve been video chatting on skype. Yesterday he told me he’d slipped on some ice on the way back to the hotel and sprained his arm. It was all purple, puffy and generally ugly looking.
Today when I talked to him, he showed me his shiny new cast. Yep. It’s busted. One of the HR people from the Russian office took him to the doctor and translated for him. The doctor told his translator to get him some vodka to use as a painkiller… Yes, for real.
However, on the plus side, his medical care including office visit, x-rays, setting and casting the arm cost 263 bucks – all without insurance. For that same care here, with insurance, it would have been well over a thousand dollars of out of pocket expense with the total bill being more than double that.
So I’m looking at you, American health care system, WTF?
In other news, he’ll be home in nine more days. I miss my guy.