July 27, 2015 – By Ali Meyer
OKLAHOMA CITY — Most Americans think their biggest lifetime purchase will be there their home. But, a growing number of patients are facing medical bills twice as expensive as their home.
Retired mortgage broker Mark Smith is in that group. His medical charges totaled $150,000, double the value of his Noble, Oklahoma home.
Smith is diabetic and was hospitalized for a foot wound last year. He had 40 hyperbaric chamber treatments for his wound over the course of several months.
Each time, Smith asked about the cost of the 30-minute treatment.
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