1.7 Million Dollars Bill For A Treatment In A US Hospital!
US citizen Alexis Hernandez moved to Guadalajara, Mexico, where he went to study medicine in 2019. The explosion occurred when Hernandez went to turn on the heater for hot water in the house. In the incident where the flames surrounded the building, Hernandez managed to get out of the apartment through the flames. Hernandez was taken to the US Army Surgical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas for the treatment of burns that occurred in a large part of her body, especially his face.
Hernandez had 19 surgeries and hours of physical therapy during the treatment process.
Alexis Hernandez said, “I never expected to experience such a thing in my life. I never thought that I would have to live with such pain. I start from scratch. I learn how to walk, eat, breathe, see, dress, how to do everything again.”.
HEALTH INSURANCE REFUSES TO PAY TREATMENT COSTS
Hernandez stated that an invoice was sent by the US Treasury Department to the address of his house in Puerto Rico. Noting that he was shocked when he learned that the 7-month treatment cost was $ 1.7 million, Hernandez stated that the health insurance company refused to undertake the payment on the grounds that the accident took place in Mexico. It was reported that Hernandez made official applications to the Attorney General William Barr and the Ministry of Treasury and Defense for debt forgiveness, but the request was not returned. Noting that he had no idea how to pay the debt, Hernandez said, “It is a complete tragedy.”.
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